Monthly Archives: August 2012

CFB Comox – Base Tour & Change of Command Ceremony

August 8 & 9, 2012

On August 8th, our group was invited for a private tour of Canadian Forces Base (CFBComox.

On August 9th we were again guests of CFB Comox for the Change of Command Ceremony for 407 Long Range Patrol (“Demon”) Squadron (Canada’s top anti-submarine warfare squadron):

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/19w-19e/sqns-escs/page-eng.asp?id=522

During the tour, we spent over an hour inside a  CP-140 Aurora (there are no photos from most of the tour itself due
to security restrictions – photography is forbidden on the flight line):

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/v2/equip/cp140/index-eng.asp

Also stationed at CFB Comox is 442 Search & Rescue Squadron:

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/19w-19e/sqns-escs/page-eng.asp?id=559

Here are some of the highlights of this special event:

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Alpine Club of Canada Trip – Rogers Pass & The Bugaboos

“Sharpening The Saw”

Leaders Need to Have Some Fun Too!  –  July 29-August 4, 2012:

A week ago, I attended the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section’s trip to Rogers Pass & the Bugaboos for some hiking, scrambling and climbing.  Here are some of the highlights from that trip:

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A shakey cam 360 view of the area surrounding the ACC’s Asulkan Hut located at 6,900 feet at the south end of Rogers Pass, B.C.

The Bugaboos from Eastpost Spire from B Jody Lotzkar on Vimeo.

A shakey cam 360 of the Bugaboos taken from near the top of Eastpost Spire.

Medi-Vac in the Bugaboos from B Jody Lotzkar on Vimeo.

The B.C. Ambulance Service airlifted one of our team-mates out of the Bugaboos (from the landing pad beside the Conrad Kain Hut) after she was stricken with a perforated appendix (she collapsed with crippling abdominal pains just before dinner after suffering stomach flu-like symptoms for 24 hours).

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