Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

Museum review: Canadian Human Rights Museum / Musée pour les droits de la personne, Winnipeg

I found myself in Winnipeg for 3 days in 2023 (to referee at the Manitoba Open, which was great) and the museum is now open, so I went for a visit after lunch at the Forks. Human rights is an abstract concept, so I was interested to see how the museum would represent that in the form of exhibits.

Mount Hopeless attempt, August 25-27, 2023

We carried mountaineering gear 50km on a long weekend and had a nice walk in the fluffy snow, but no summit.

Atene Skyline Track, June 17, 2023

Atene Skyline day hike in Whanganui National Park. A bit faster than predicted time. Well-formed if somewhat steep track. Excellent undercast views. Also, Bushy Park near Whanganui.

West Coast Adventures: Thanks friends! May 2023

All over the West Coast of North America: Eastern Sierras, Seattle, Vancouver (and Squamish), and Nelson. Both work and life, too: gave a talk at UBC and UW, and did a bunch of skiing and hiking. Also bike commuting.

Bouldering Gym Review: Backbone Boulder, Bromont, April 2023

Small but worthy climbing gym in Bromont. Also offers other services (café, terrasse, hammocks).