Coastal Mountaineering

exploring BC's coastlines and mountain ranges

About Us

Anthony and Lindsay in Pemberton. May 2020

Anthony and Lindsay began exploring together in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010. Long before trail running, paddling remote coastlines, and bagging peaks; we spent our time driving and hiking around Nova Scotia visiting secret beaches, looking at rocks, and ‘lighthouse bagging’.

West Point Lighthouse, PEI. May 2013

After settling in Vancouver, we eventually progressed from birdwatching at the mudflats to hiking in the North Shore Mountains to scrambling and climbing deep in the Coast Mountains.

Male Sooty Grouse, North Shore Mountains. May 2014
Golden Ears Provincial Park. August 2014
Ascending The Frost Fiend, remote Coast Mountains, BC. August 2018

In 2017, we began exploring by sea-kayak, diving in head first with a 70+ day expedition along BC’s Central Coast, paddling from Port Hardy to Bella Coola. Since then we have logged hundreds of days in the kayaks, mostly along the BC Coast, where we recently completed a 24 day honeymoon expedition. We have also paddled the shoreline of Abel Tasman in New Zealand, where Anthony worked as a guide, and completed a 16 day kayaking trip through The Exuma Cays in The Bahamas.

North Coast of Vancouver Island. June 2017

In 2019 we moved to Golden Bay, New Zealand, where we lived until the outbreak of COVID-19 forced us to come home early in March 2020. We explored the South Island’s Abel Tasman region extensively: climbing, hiking, and paddling as much as work and weather allowed.

Rawhiti Cave, Golden Bay, New Zealand. March 2020

From 2019 to 2021 we lived during the summer season on remote, boat access only Read Island, near Campbell River. Anthony worked as a multi-day sea-kayak guide for Coast Mountain Expeditions, leading groups on expedition style trips to remote and wild places around the Discovery Islands and Toba & Bute Inlets.

Canada’s Largest Sitka Spruce, near Port Renfrew. May 2016

In the winter of 2020/2021 we moved to Hyde Creek near Port McNeill where we both worked from home. We lived in a small cabin on the beach and kayaked most days, despite the weather. We were able to retrace the route of our first kayak trip in 2017 and explore many new areas. For our honeymooon we completed a nearly month long loop from Quadra Island to Kingcome Inlet.

Office views: A bald eagle captures a juvenile great blue heron and is harassed by crows as they fly away.

In the early summer of 2022 we left on a paddling trip down the Dehcho (Mackenzie River) and along the Arctic Coast from Tuktoyaktuk to Paulatuk. Next summer, we plan to continue east from Paulatuk, with the hopes of reach Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, or Taloyoak in 2023 and Labrador in 2024. Planning is difficult in the Arctic though.

We are currently living in the small community of Rossland, BC, where we ski all winter long. Anthony is working as a guide with Natural Habitat Adventures and Lindsay works with the Invasive Species Council of BC.

To read more about our current trip click here: The Northwest Passage by Kayak

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