deanpz

Dean Perez

Pinoy skier, climber, and mountain runner living in Canada

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Curious what it's like to be running in BC, Canada. I posted a video of our adventure last Sunday on Youtube. Link is in my profile. It was calling for a rain on Sunday but this kid didn't want to stay in the city so we drove to Pemberton and slept by the Lillooet River, then ran to Tenquille Lake the next morning. The snow started at 1250m, by the time we reached the meadows and lake it was a full blown winter up there. #trails #mountains #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #summit #lake #hellobc #explorebc #exploremore #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace
My initial plan was to link up Sphinx, Deception Peak, and Guard Mountain, by bagging Sphinx first then traversing westward. The ablation area of the glacier was gently inclined and easy to travel, however as I was getting up to higher elevation I had to navigate through a maze of longitudinal crevasses; some were deep and wide, other sagged down just enough to bridge in across. I turned around after an unsuccessful attempt without engaging into a much steeper ice slope. The run-out was bad and a self-arrest would not ever work if I fall into a deep abyss. #trails #mountains #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #summit #lake #hellobc #explorebc #exploremore #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace
I've been on the road for nearly 25,000km and visited over a handful of parks/places over the past few months. It's nice to run with an accomplished runner, such as like Damien. Not only he makes you work hard, also inspired you to become a better runner. Us on the summit of Quiniscoe Mountain in the Cathedral Provincial Park. A 46km scenic run within the park. #trails #mountains #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #summit #lake #hellobc #explorebc #exploremore #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace
Salmon Glacier is the fifth largest glacier in Canada and the largest road-accessible glacier in the world. To get to this glacier I had to cross the border, Hyder, Alaska then drove 10km of the road tahat takes you back to Canada #trails #mountains #adventureculture #adventureisoutthere #summit #lake #hellobc #explorebc #exploremore #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace
Coal River Lodge and RV, this rustic establishment is situated in the border of Yukon and Northern BC at mile 533 of the Alaska Highway. They offer a licensed restaurant, beds to stay, RV park sites, and a gas station. This is a place where you want to stop to get cleaned up while traveling along the Alaskan Highway. We camped in the bush the night before just across the establishment. The next morning we had breakfast at the restaurant. The server/owner was a middle age woman with an unfriendly vibe. While she was getting our order, my friend asked me if I wanted to try their bison burger. It caught me off guard as I wasn't expecting the question. Now, I'm pretty open-minded and not picky when it comes to try new food or eating ethnic food. In the past, I would get a full meal and sometimes if I don't enjoy the meal, it would ended up just being wasted. The lady felt offended with my dubiousness. She lividly exclaimed to me, " Well, it's not the bison from the road, they are farm raised!" Just a reference to anyone who have never traveled the Alaskan Highway. There's a section on the hwy where you would encounter a herd of bison roam freely and grazing on the side of the road. I had this perception towards her that she is a kind of person who would never hesitate to say to the customer, " get your order, eat, and get the fuck out of here!" I get it, most of the patrons are just transient so she seems like she doesn't care if she's being rude. Anyway, I ended up having a normal breakfast meal. My friend and I had shared between us the bison burger. Later that day, we had a full conversation about people who live in such remote area and how they keep a good mental state.
A recent trip to the US brought me to some gorgeous States in the US. A beautiful easy run on top of Mountain M in Butte, Montana. This town/city was once known as "the richest hill on earth" for it's historical extensive mining industry. #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace #bigskycountry #montana #butte
Salmon Glacier is the fifth largest glacier in Canada and the largest road-accessible glacier in the world. To get to this glacier I had to cross the border, Hyder, Alaska then drove 10km of the road tahat takes you back to Canada #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace #yukon
I travel a lot, either for running or just a simple hike. This was from a Yukon trip. A loop from Auriol to Martha Black, the trail takes you across a moraine, up to a mountain saddle, down a glacier and across a beautiful alpine plateau. #getoutstayout #getoutside #optoutside #mec #climbing #arcteryx #trailslife #trailrunningviews #trailrunners #explorelandwaterandair #wildernessculture #wildernessbabes #curiocityvan #staywild #shotzdelight #awakethesoul #runnerclick #altrarunning #embracethespace #yukon
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