Our “Guides Talk” videos are a series of interactive talks with Yamnuska’s senior guides. Originally a part of our Facebook Live series, the topics include education and informative talks about favourite climbing and skiing locations, risk management, favourite pieces of gear, training for mountain activities and more! Meet and get to know the Yamnuska team.
Nick Sharpe: A Life in the Mountains – June 24, 2020
Join Barry Blanchard as he interviews Yam guide Nick Sharpe about his life, his work in the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service and his journey to becoming a mountain guide working for Yamnuska.
Top 5 Multi-Pitch Climbs with Pat Delaney – June 17, 2020
There is an incredible number of multi-pitch rock climbs to be found in the Canadian Rockies and the surrounding mountain ranges. So how do you choose the ones for your bucket list? Climbing has been a passion for Pat Delaney since he first experienced it at the age of 14. During this episode of Guides Talk, Pat will present his top 5 multi-pitch climbing routes.
Lights, Camera, Action! Yamnuska in Film – June 10, 2020
It’s not all Hollywood stars, bright lights and glamour when shooting films. Yamnuska site safety specialists and guides have worked on many feature films including K2, Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger. Join Barry Blanchard as he talks about filming experiences to provide mountain safety and stunt rigging, locations scouting and acting as climbing and stunt doubles.
Top 5 Guided Hikes with Lisa Porter – June 3, 2020
Lisa Porter shares her top 5 favourite hikes and backpacking trips that she’s had the pleasure to guide over the years with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Each program has its own unique ambiance, beauty and challenges.
What it takes to be(come) a Mountain Guide – May 27, 2020
So you want to be a mountain guide? A guide’s role is crucial in managing and mitigating risks on the mountain. Join Jesse, Tim and Jacob as they explain what it’s like to be a mountain guide – and how you can get into it.
Up Close & Personal with Chhering Sherpa – May 20, 2020
Join host Barry Blanchard as we dive into the life of Yam guide Chhering Sherpa. Chhering was born in a remote mountain village of Nepal and at the age of seventeen, he began his career in the mountains. He has since successfully summited Mt. Everest seven times. Chhering began working with Yamnuska during an expedition in Nepal where he worked together with Dave Stark on an Island Peak expedition. Barry will explore Chhering’s childhood, his work in Nepal as a Sherpa and guide, surviving the 2015 earthquake disaster and how he came to work with Yamnuska.
Backcountry Skiing Essentials – What & How to Pack It! – May 13. 2020
Have you ever wondered what a ski guide puts in their pack every day? Yam guide Shaun King will provide some insight into ski touring gear, what and how to pack it and some of his favourite go-to pieces. You don’t want to carry more than you need to, but there are also some keys items not to miss when you head into the backcountry.
Ups & Downs – 20 years of ice guiding with Pat Delaney – May 6, 2020
Yam guide Pat Delaney will share some of his favourite ice climbing stories, talk about how he manages risk, share some training techniques as well some of his favourite climbs in the Canadian Rockies.
Alpine Climbing with Daire Maguire – April 29, 2020
Daire Maguire will take you on a virtual tour of a few of his favourite alpine trips, spanning from the Bugaboos to the Columbia Icefields, that he gets to guide with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.
Barry Blanchard’s encounter with Bears (and what he has learned from it) – April 22, 2020