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 alpine climbing, paddling remote beaches, 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

Starting in 2017, we began exploring by sea-kayak, diving in head first with a 70+ day expedition along BC’s Central Coast. Since then we have logged hundreds of days kayaking in British Columbia, The Bahamas, and the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand.

North Coast of Vancouver Island. June 2017

In 2019 we moved to paradise on earth, 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

Today we are enjoying another summer season on Read Island, trying to create a safe environment for families and groups to kayak during a time of social distancing, and dreaming about our own trips, big and little, yet to come.

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

Anthony works as a multi-day sea-kayak guide based off of Read Island for Coast Mountain Expeditions where he guides trips up BC’s stunning fjordlands and paddles with some of the most spectacular intertidal and marine life on the planet. Anthony is a certified SKGABC Kayak Guide and a CBVABC Level I Bear Guide.

Lindsay has worked for non-profits and community health organizations for the past few years and currently works with the Invasive Species Council of BC, runs her own grant writing business, and is completing a Master’s of Community Development at the University of Victoria. Despite all this she still manages to get out in the mountains or on the water most weekends! Lindsay is a certified CBVABC Level I Bear Guide.

Anthony and Lindsay are getting married in May 2021!

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