Tag Archives: Strathcona Park Lodge

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#challengeyourself with your friends at #strtathconaparklodge

#challengeyourself with your friends at #strtathconaparklodge

Strathcona Park Lodge Goes Caving

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Come experience the night sky like never before!

Come experience the night sky like never before!

Flash Back Fridays

PATRICK FULLER

Jim had electric lines, water lines, septic pipes and propane all in the same trenches. One day Patrick came upon an outdoor electric socket with water pouring out of the plug. He found out that a join in a nearby water line had separated. Because the electric line had been threaded through cheap pipe, the water got into that pipe. The circuit breaker had shut the power off and the plug coming out of the ground was done properly. Patrick repaired the leaking water line and all was well

The main office building in the foreground the Outdoor Centre in the background.

The main office building in the foreground the Outdoor Centre in the background.

A more serious event happened and Patrick almost got electrocuted. The furnace in the Annex had frozen pipes. He walked up the hill with a propane torch to thaw the pipes. Because he didn’t want to go back down to get Read more

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on top of the mountain

uh..yeah…this looks amazing!

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Just off highway 28 in Strathcona Provincial Park is Karst Creek, a disappearing waterfall.

Just off highway 28 in Strathcona Provincial Park is Karst Creek, a disappearing waterfall.

Education Is Power

Click on the poster above to be taken to the Education is Power website.

Click on the poster above to be taken to the Education is Power website.

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Put a little adrenaline in your life and do the zipline at #strathconaparklodge.

Put a little adrenaline in your life and do the zipline at #strathconaparklodge.

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Fun, it is what we are good at.

Fun, it is what we are good at.

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TIM RIPPEL 1983

Tim Rippel

Tim Rippel

I was accepted in the 4 month Guide program at Strathcona Park Lodge in March of 1983. After the course I was hired and worked six seasons instructing and guiding school groups, and led the COLT -Land based program teaching survival,search and rescue, climbing and mountaineering courses. My first High Altitude climb took place while on an expe- dition with Rob and Laurie Wood from Strathcona, with a group to Mt. Waddington.

I left Strathcona to I work winters as the leader of the Pro-Patrol team at Powder King Ski Village in the Pine Pass, mountain safety and eventually also ran outside operations. It was here I met Becky who was running ski tours up to this area from Prince George. Working winters allowed me the flexibility to get out into the mountains in the spring and summer and climb in other parts of the world.

Becky had two children so we had to pull out from northern ski post and move to a community for school. We chose Nelson, B.C. We built a log home in the woods together and I worked winters as a Heli Ski Guide with Kootenay Heli Ski, now CMH. I trained for my first Everest expedition while working at Powder King. Becky joined me to climb Everest in 1991, my first Everest climb Read more