Location: Fitzsimmons Range, Whistler BC
About the sandwich: great tour and got some incredible views of the Spearhead and Garibaldi Park. I had some trouble taking this sandwich shot because the longer I waited to get Castle Towers mountain in focus the colder the ingredients got….especially the brie. It looks like I got the photo just before the last bite.
Location: Revy backcountry, BC
About the Sandwich: So I was running out of time early in the morning last week and made a poor choice to buy a chicken salad sandwich at Tim Horton’s. The only good move was that I got it on an everything bagel. The chicken had way too much mayo and tasted a bit funky. Taking a sandwich like this into the backcountry is not recommended. The Revelstoke Fingers are in the background.
Location: Looking out at Cartier from Revelstoke, BC
About the sandwich: I just returned from Revelstoke BC where I was taking the Avalanche Operations Level 1 course. We spent most of our days going up the resort and heading slightly out of bounds to find places to dig and assess the snow. Mt. Cartier was a peak in sight from the top of the resort which I thought make a great background for this sandwich.
I sauteed some onions, mushrooms and spinach the night before but I regret that decision. The freezing point of onions is between -1.59 and -1.90°C before they are sauteed…I think I only added to their water content by throwing them on the stove. Given the -25° mountain top temps I froze the onions. Lesson learned.
Location: Middle Sister. Outside of Canmore AB.
About the Sandwich:This was a sandwich for the books. I took a mountaineering course a couple years ago in Canmoreand stopped by the Canmore Bagel Co. All sandwiches here are on bagels but they are still classified as sandwiches. I tried a bunch of them but “The Mountaineer” took the cake when brought into alpine terrain. The day after the course I hiked up the Middle Sister just outside of the town and got one of my favorite sandwich photos.
The Stud Muffin and the grilled Veggie Panini worked well for me last Spring up in Cerise Creek. I bought both these sandwiches at the Mount Currie Coffee Co. in Pemberton. Paninis are often a way for restaurants to scurry around fresh bread but I don’t think this is the case with the Coffee Co. They are legit – great grilled sandwiches. Their website http://mountcurriecoffee.blogspot.com/ has links to weather satellites.
These photos were taken while climbing to the top of Vantage Pk. Excellent skiing on the way down
Location: Blackcomb Glacier, Whistler BC
About the sandwich: The first ski day of the 2011 season started with a push. Sometime early in November we woke up around 2:30am, drove to whistler, and headed up the mountain to find some pre-season snow. We got to the top of the Blackcomb Glacier around 10am just in time to bolt down and get to work on time. The sandwich tasted great at around 5am.
Excellent day of skiing on Decker Mt. I split from the group to go to work but I had enough time on my way out to sit down, enjoy the views, and eat the Fissile Focaccia. You can see Fissile Mountain looking up the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb. Awesome ski descents on it.
Gorgeous day touring Chief Pascal with Duffey Lake in the background.
Interesting spring day at Steep Creek in the Duffey. The plan was to do a ridge walk around the area but all solar aspects were sliding, cornices were falling, and the snow was a bit heavy for skiing. Instead we found a high spot to trigger some wet slides and photograph sandwiches.
and then an afternoon snack…
Location: Black Tusk looking over Garibaldi Lake, near Squamish BC.
About the Sandwich: I had to pick a starter Alpine Sandwich for the blog and thought not too many can beat the view or the ingredients of the Garibaldi Classic. This is one of the first photos of food I have taken in the backcountry and it is truly one of my favorites.