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Finally I’m a Canadian Ski Guide! Having completed the ten day CSGA course and exam I felt comfortable naming this sandwich the ‘Guides Opinion’. Lets face it, some people know what they are doing in the mountains, some people know how to make a good sandwich…but only a rare few can do both properly. We had an incredible course with days of rope rescue, avalanche rescue, backcountry travel and even a Heli ski day in the Spearhead.
From: Nina Van Driel
Location: Sproatt…Fuel Drop area
About the sandwich:
well…it’s not the most exciting sandwich, but I had to make my debut of what I hope to be many yummy sarnies enjoyed in many lovely alpine locations. So this one was: Wholewheat bread with honey ham, mature cheddar, avocado, tomato, mayo and mustard, s&p…squished in a pack and enjoyed on a sunny day of sled accessed playtime on an afternoon off. I was famished at the time of consumption so don’t specifically recall taste…I don’t think I even chewed or paused eating apart from to take this shot…but it was good. food is always good, especially in mountains.
From: Forrest Chittick
Location: North Face Rainbow
About the sandwich:
This cold cut went down smooth, and was well deserved after a line like that. The explosion of flavor was not unlike the glorious 3000′ of vertical we had just slashed. The first few bites where a little dry, but after that it was nothing but pure delectability. All in all, I would give this sandwich a 8/10. But where else can you get a sandwich at 7:00am right before you jump in a helicopter? Props Alpine Cafe!
Escaping the crowds is becoming increasingly harder as the backcountry becomes more accessible to the average user. A couple of weeks ago I headed past most of the popular Duffy Lake trailheads to Channel Creek. The area is a little more of a drive up from Pemberton but worth it for it’s remoteness and vast amount of skiable terrain. I brought a great sandwich from the Pemberton Valley supermarket and ate it in the middle of a frozen lake before camping out.
Photos from the overnight…
Bluebird day touring on Chief Pascal. We skied some couloirs off the summit ridge Sitting down in the sun on top of the ski line, looking at Joffre summit, I ate this sandwich. Awesome.
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: 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.