MASER, Michael

After a repetitive strain injury curtailed his abilities as a computer programmer and a highly qualified rock climber, Vancouverite Devon Girard had a harrowing first experience at snowboarding but soon became an avid practitioner. In 2001 he self-published How To Safely Explore Our Local Mountains In Winter ($14.95), mainly sold at stores that sell outdoors equipment. It features 25 snowboarding destinations in five wilderness areas close to the Lower Mainland. 0-9689747-0-8