Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Squamish Chief

Last Monday was a public holiday for the Thanksgiving long weekend. Ten of us hired two cars and drove an hour north of Vancouver to Squamish. We then hiked the 'Chief' which consists of three peaks. You can do as many as you like. We did three. It was definitely one of the hardest things I have ever attempted, with a mix of walking along trails, steps and some parts sheer rock face. It took nearly all day, but as you can see from the photos, the view was well worth it! My legs were sore for two days after! 

The warning sign at the start of the hike!

The top of peak one!

Peak one

Overlooking Squamish Town centre

View from first peak to second peak

Using chains to climb up the rock

Lunch time!

Using chains to scale down the first peak

Climbing up to the second peak

At the top of the second peak

Jetstar jump!

Making our way down, the ground was very slippery.

Me in an awkward position 

Finally home! Exhausted and eating a carb fuelled meal 


  1. I have looked at and loved the Chief so many times, but I have never climbed it, looked like a real ton of fun.

  2. I sooo want to do this! This is something that I definitely miss about North America.