Bagger Challenge 2012

2012 Bagger Adventures are listed here.

Thunder on the mountain: the Bagger Champions 2012

Bagger Challenge in a Nutshell

I enclose a zip file containing tracks of the routes that will enable the initiated to complete the Bagger Challenge in 14 day trips. These are the culmination of 2 years of bagging and represent combinations of peaks that can be completed as day trips. Where possible I prefer to do circuits and have organized many of the trips in that way. In some cases the approaches to the trails may be driveable closer than is indicated. The routes all start from a paved road or parking lot.

Ean Jackson, Compleatist

With his bag of NNE and MNE, Ean Jackson joined the ranked of the Compleatists, who have bagged all 57 of the listed Bagger Challenge Peaks: a glorious and delicious accomplishment.


Only two others have achieved this feat; several others are approaching.

The Bagging of Hanover


Jackson Points to the peak of Hanover

Since I first became aware of Mount Hanover, it has loomed large as peak I had to stand on top of.  

de Pencier Bluffs (DEP) Adventure Diaper Bag with Jess

Earlier in the week, Jess and I were looking for some easy baggage to get in (with Sierra on back) on a Saturday morning before my son's soccer game a 2pm in North Vancouver.  Scanning our brand-new North Shore Trail Map (love it -- waterproof; tearproof; Sierra-proof), de Pencier Bluffs looked like a good choice.   On top of that, the weather forecast was continuing to look awesome for at least the next 7 days so we were hoping to get some good views in a direction we don't usually get. 

Mt. Seymour Bag

Marc on Mt Seymour

About 20 minutes into my attempt to conquer Mt. Seymour this morning I was heading into the fog and I was pretty wet from brushing up against some vegetation.

As I carried on I figured I might just get lucky and end up above the clouds ... yeah right like that was gonna happen.

Shortly before reaching the first peak though that's exactly what happened.

Capilano Birthday Bag


Elsay Peak... and a few more


Peaks: DEP, SEY, RUN, ELS*

I had to be in Saskatoon for work on Saturday, and since there are no flights out of Saskatoon after 5pm, I woke up at 4:30am Saskatoon time to board an early morning flight.  I got back to Vancouver just after 8 and Maddy picked me up from the Skytrain with running stuff.  After a quick stop at Matchstick for MORE coffee (I still needed more after that) we were off to Deep Cove.

Maddy dropped me off so I could get the water bag, and she continued on up to the Deep Cove look out on Seymour.  I started around 10am.

they bluff with scorn Suicide remarks are torn

Five short companions and I conquered Suicide Bluffs, the newest addition to the Bagger Challenge.

Although not marked on official Mt Seymour trailposts, and cautioned on various maps as an "undeveloped route", the route is easy to find.

CAT is in the Bag


Please mark Dave Berg and I down for CAT. And of course COL and BUR. 

In the image Dave is standing on BUR. That's two peaks so far. One more to go.

Spectacular weather but very warm. Thankfully there was lots of snow still around with water streaming in many places especially the west side of Burwell.

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