Like all good, crazy and time consuming ideas, Notes from the Névé was launched in Fall 2009 over an evening’s beer and an idea: to put together a blog representative of everything that can be achieved in the great wilds of the Sea to Sky corridor. Our contributors are skiers, alpinists, climbers, singletrack addicts, cyclists, hacks, and otherwise backpack bums with a fine eye for the fine living. We all share a passion for the great corridor of ocean and mountains we call home, the Sea-to-Sky region of BC, Canada, located in the Pacific Northwest of North America.This is our playground. Welcome.
Stretching from the heights of North Vancouver through the towering granite of Squamish, embracing the outdoor mecca and worldwide destination that is Whistler, and beyond to the potatoes of Pemberton, the steep glaciers of the Duffy and the rolling alpine of the Chilcotins, the Sea-to-Sky encompasses only a fringe of human habitation along the vast Coast Mountain Range. There are lifetimes to be lived here.
As we became caught up in relating our tales, sharing our follies and exploits, we have caught up with others out there in the field, from the skin track to the less-trodden trails, offering them this space for their own adventures. We have even offered our scribbled a few thoughts on a gear review here and there. And with a new website launched in September 2011, we are continuing on with sharpening our words. Sometimes we will even grind an axe when the caffeine runs a little strong.
Notes from the Névé is edited and maintained by tobias c. van Veen, with contributors Brigitte Mah, Jayson Faulkner, and new this year, James Retty. We keep a partnership with Escape Route, a longstanding local supplier of fine outdoor gear in Squamish and Whistler, so you’ll find some gear here that ER carries as well as plenty that they don’t. Behind the scenes is ER’s web operator Corey Gagnon and Fairypunk designer Cato Pulleyblank.
We welcome fresh blood on the hands. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to contribute or just want to go riding.
— tobias c. van Veen
Editor, Notes from the Névé