Today, July 6th, 2016, a group of amazing LOLA hikers will be heading out on the trip o a lifetime – they will be starting their hike along the West Coast Trail. The West Coast Trail is a 75 km long backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The trail has a
Before taking off for the West Coast Trail in July, one of our LOLA trekkers, Janine, had written this post in anticipation of her journey. The journey wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. Read about Janine’s experience below and what she discovered when hiking the West Coast Trail. “The miracle is not that I finished.
LOLA alumna, Kelly Hawke, was recently on the LOLA West Coast Trail expedition with her two sons; Geoffrey, who turned 16 on the trip, and Stephen, who is 21. Stephen wrote this beautiful little essay about his LOLA experience and what his LOLA buff now means to him: “As I write this post, I’m sitting
Alison Murray, a doctor living in Calgary with 2 grown up children, finds adventure an important component to living her life. She shared the following with us: “Sometimes, as we grow up, our lives gradually and quietly become more serious, and more responsible. Before we know it we have kids and a job and aging
BRUCE HORNE: GROWING UP ON WOLFE ISLAND I grew up and still live in the rural community of Wolfe Island in the St. Lawrence River at the western end of the Thousand Islands. It is a beautiful home that looks out onto Lake Ontario. My Dad and Uncle ran a ferry business there as did my
When I led my grade 4 class off school property for a nature hike, and the school reported us missing to the police, I knew my desire for adventure had begun! Or it could have started when I crawled around my high school track on my hands and knees for 10 hours determined to set
Angus Murray, a guide with Live Out Loud Adventures, is seen here on the highest point in Antarctica, the summit of Vinson Massif. Angus was one of the guides on a fundraising expedition for True Patriot Love (TPL.) TPL raises money to support Canadian soldiers and their families post deployment. This was Angus’ 5th of
This is our view from our campsite tonight. Hard to believe we were at the top this morning at 19,300ft and we’re now admiring it from our tents at 12,500. Success all around and a real testament of human fortitude. Congratulations to Wen, Bo, Nienke, Kris, JoAnne, Helen, Dante, Marion, Andrea, Madeleine, Richard, Jessica, Sasha,
15 climbers in one mess tent enjoying the food and comradery at 13,250ft.