Trip Date: October 2, 2016 I was scrolling through Clubtread, as one does on a Thursday night in attempt to make weekend plans and get a sense of trail conditions paired with inspiration so they might get out somewhere during the upcoming weekend to take a break from the midweek grind, when there it was, a report of a hike to Blanca Lake. The area was new to us, it looked stunning in pictures, so Ryan & I went for it on the following Sunday. Blanca Lake is…

Trip Date: August Long Weekend 2016 As August long weekend rolled in, we rolled out to Lake Lovely Water to spend a few days at the Alpine Club of Canada Tantalus Hut. The Tantalus Provincial Park is unlike anything I’ve traveled to before. The stunning Lake Lovely Water is circled by peaks screaming to be scrambled or climbed; if you’re not used to technical travel (beyond hiking), your options are a little limited. If you choose to book a few nights at the hut, you’ll have access to…

I was in a Sport Sociology lecture on Sport and Disability, and I’m keen to share a few lingering thoughts with fellow Type 1s. During the lecture, we talked about society and disability; specifically, how society shapes how we see things, how we think, and how we perceive disabilities. How we view disability is portrayed through a ‘grand narrative’. Grand narrative: General theme through which a story is written or shaped. I’m usually quiet on the topic of disability in context with anything, because I’m not 100% sure…

Above photo credit: Hamilton Island Triathlon Interview: Anne Marie Hospod, Iron Lady, Type 1 Diabetic Date: August 16, 2016 I have limited experience with triathlons, but I can appreciate the time and effort put in to training and competing. It’s a breath of fresh air to see Type 1s pushing limits and breaking personal barriers in any sport; Anne Marie Hospod is no exception. I’ve been following Anne’s Iron Lady blog for some time and it’s been a pleasure to watch her journey unfold. More recently, our paths…

Trip date: May 21-22, 2016. You know there’s a May long weekend coming up when your local MEC is jam-packed with customers, loading up on camping gear and supplies, on a Wednesday evening. May long weekend holds a special place in our hearts; it sort of kicks off the camping/hiking season and, like bears, we come out of our hibernation and head outdoors to soak up the warm sun and bright blue skies over the course of not two, but THREE days. Not this weekend though, forecast showed…

We’re a few weeks out from the holiday season and well into the new year. So, it’s giveaway time! We all love free stuff (myself included) and to help you recoup from the holidays, Adventures of a T1D is organizing a contest loaded with goods. The rules are simple: 1. Follow @adventuresofaT1D on instagram. 2. Like the contest post (on instagram). 3. Share an adventure photo by tagging “@adventuresofaT1D” AND “#adventuresofaT1D”

November 28, 2015 Ryan and I attended the annual North Shore Rescue Christmas party at Grouse Mountain’s Altitudes Bistro on Saturday evening. With the great weather forecast (clear skies and a temperature inversion), we took advantage of our starting position; after the party, we grabbed our packs and hiked out to Thunderbird Ridge for a winter camp and sunrise. Stats This is an easy hike/snowshoe in the Grouse slackcountry with views of the Lower Mainland and beyond. Pros Elevation gain: ~200m Distance: 5.8km Pros: Low avalanche risk in…

Trip date: November 11, 2015 I assume everyone’s caught up with the good news we’ve had lately, there’s a bunch of snow accumulation in the mountains. Ryan and I planned to get out somewhere on Remembrance Day, we decided to stay nearby and head up First Pump on Mt. Seymour. This is a local hike in the Mount Seymour Provincial Park, located in the North Shore mountains. The trail gives you quick access to alpine and great views of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. Stats Elevation gain: 848m…

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Above photo credit: Bookstrucker Photography Interview: Ian Adam Smith MacNairn, Ultra Runner, Type 1 Diabetic Date: November 10, 2015 I recently attended a Western Slipstream event in Squamish, BC., hosted by Connected in Motion. I met a fellow type 1 diabetic and ultra runner, Ian MacNairn. I was told in advance Ian would be attending the event, and I did my due diligence in checking out his online running resume. Needless to say, I was fascinated that anyone, let alone a type 1 diabetic, is able to accomplish…