The Stawamus Chief

The Stawamus Chief

No, not him, The Chief is what we're standing on and its full name is the Stawamus Chief. It's one huge rock that is, I think, about 2000 feet tall and has an insanely great view of Howe Sound, Squamish and the Sea to Sky Highway. There are two ways of getting up there and we took the easy way. You can climb the front face and, if my climbing skills were up to par, I'd definately try it. But I haven't climbed in a long time, I don't have the proper gear for such a large climb and my friends don't really climb (though some used to go to the rock gym with me all the time). As such, we hiked up the backside and were able to witness the scenery anyway.

What you see just to the right of my friend is a lower peak and, if you look closely you can see some people near the top of it. Just above that is the Sea to Sky Highway. It's a spectacular drive that really has to be experienced. Just be carefull and don't take your eyes off of the road for too long - it's also the deadliest stretch of road in all of Canada (I think). They are upgrading it as it's the only road from Vancouver to Whistler and the Winter Olympics are going to be in Whistler in 2010.

Colour-correction, sharpening in photoshop.

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Camera: E990
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Focal Length: 11.9 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 100


Taken: 2002-09-23 20:08:07
Posted: 2006-01-12 | 01:33





The Stawamus Chief

The Stawamus Chief

No, not him, The Chief is what we're standing on and its full name is the Stawamus Chief. It's one huge rock that is, I think, about 2000 feet tall and has an insanely great view of Howe Sound, Squamish and the Sea to Sky Highway. There are two ways of getting up there and we took the easy way. You can climb the front face and, if my climbing skills were up to par, I'd definately try it. But I haven't climbed in a long time, I don't have the proper gear for such a large climb and my friends don't really climb (though some used to go to the rock gym with me all the time). As such, we hiked up the backside and were able to witness the scenery anyway.

What you see just to the right of my friend is a lower peak and, if you look closely you can see some people near the top of it. Just above that is the Sea to Sky Highway. It's a spectacular drive that really has to be experienced. Just be carefull and don't take your eyes off of the road for too long - it's also the deadliest stretch of road in all of Canada (I think). They are upgrading it as it's the only road from Vancouver to Whistler and the Winter Olympics are going to be in Whistler in 2010.

Colour-correction, sharpening in photoshop.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: E990
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 11.9 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 100


Taken: 2002-09-23 20:08:07
Posted: 2006-01-12 | 01:33


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