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Location: Spearhead Range, Whistler BC
About the sandwich: Half way through the Canadian Ski Guide Level 1 course we had a day of bluebird heliskiing in the Spearhead Range. We were sort of in ‘go go go’ mode and I didn’t have much time to line up the perfect shot (or even get the sandwich in focus). The day was still epic, as was the wich. I bought the roast beef sandwich at Mount Currie Coffee Co in Pemby. I think it has mad it onto the site at least once before.
Location: Duffey Lake area, BC
About the sandwich: Sometime in the middle of February I went up to the Duffy to take advantage of the new snow and clear sky weather. Jeff and I toured up Chief Pascal to ski the Equinox line and made an attempt on the peak before heading down. The ridge walk towards the summit had some pretty sporty sections and unfortunately we had to turn around about 10 feet from the top. That whole ‘its about the journey not the destination’ spiel often works well with my mountain philosophy but 10ft? Come on!
The Roast Beef sandwich came from the Mount Currie Coffee Co. in Pemberton. Great day to eat any sandwich up high in the mountains…this one really hit the spot though.
Jeff put together his GoPro footage from the day…
A couple of weeks ago I set out with my friend PA to find good ski lines around Cayoosh/Marriot Basin area. Avalanche conditions made the day quite interesting requiring careful route selection. We climbed up past Cayoosh Mt. and skied down into Marriot Basin.
We ate our sandwiches while waiting for a clear break in the sky so we could see our decent line. The sandwich was delicious. The tapanade was strong and took a bit of getting used to but still a great stomach filler to have out there. I bought it at the Mount Currie Coffee Co. in Pemberton…incredible coffee and a great place to pick up a sandwich before a treck.
photos from the day…
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.
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…