noun /ˌpai-əˈnɪərɪŋ/ /ˌpai-nˈɪrɪŋ/
- the sport or activity of climbing mountains with pies
- to go pie-aineering
- a pie-aineering expedition
Happy Pi day, the tastiest day of the year! I was a little worried about the lack of crust after cancelling my usual pi day celebration to avoid a gathering over 250 people, but there was no shortage of crust today (unless you were trying to buy butter and flour at the last minute today). Instead of having all the members of the #northshorebeerandpieclub get together, the directors opted for a much smaller low key event to discuss ways to mitigate the current situation, while members opted to bake remotely and submit mouth watering pie photos instead. We concluded that it’s much safer to stick to one pie per person for the foreseeable future. Hopefully we can share pies again for July 22, which is Approximate Pi day. And frozen crust is never fun to ski on, and best saved for pastries.Director of the North Shore Beer and Pie Club, March 14, 2020.
We ate all the pie
On that lactic acid high
Skiing is so flyKabocha π Haiku by Caroline Jung
Green Chili Chocolate Pie on Mount Ossa with Susie. Oct 21, 2018. It was an exceptionally warm fall day.
The north end of the Tantalus Range is probably my favourite part of the whole area, the views are just so spectacular, arguably more so than on top of Tantalus itself as I found out this summer. Plus, it’s a “straightforward” daytrip, with some scrambling up to Class 3.14. After reaching the “summit” of the Apron yesterday, @susie__do and I set out for some more pie-aineering on Ossa today. Car to car was 11 hours, including an hour long summit pie club meeting. We hiked up in the dark, and was happy to have extra daylight in the bank for the way out.
Pemberton Potato Pie from Creekbread and Strawbery Rhubarb Pie from Stong’s. Fast light summer Currie-Wedgemount traverse with Maddy and Alex, July 14-15, 2018.
Possible Fastest Known Pie Time (FKpT) on the summit of Mount Macbeth with Nick E. and Eric C. These guys are so fast, I barely had time to pull out my pie before they ripped down the Curtain Glacier. Feb 11, 2018.
Tortieres and Lemon Pie. My food group of Roz, Sam, and Olek for the Chilko Base Camp New Years trip to Mystery Creek were stuck eating pies for two dinners. Thanks to Sam Mckoy and Chilko Basecamps for delivering the pies via the whirlybird. Dec 29, 2017.
Lemon Tart and American Pie celebrating Canada Day and Independence Day on the summit of Mount Adams, just before skiing down the SW chutes with Mary, Laura, Christian and Colin. July 2, 2017.
100% chance of crust on the North Shore. Don’t forget to add beer and pie to your list of 12 essentials whenever you venture into the backcountry. Summer Solstice North Shore Beer and Pie Meeting on Pump Peak, June 20, 2017 with a big turnout!
Birthday girl Maddy with her pie presents. Lemon Tart, Chocolate Torte, Peach Pie, on top of an unnamed summit above the Solitude Glacier in the Callaghan Valley, Feb 12, 2017.
This weekend was really just an excuse to sit around and eat sweets. My pear pie, and sucre a la creme from Sam’s mom. I really could have just sat around here, filling myself with both treats. But Sam was only in town briefly and wanted to ski in his backyard. I guess I have a skiing problem.Seven Mile Headwaters Ski Trip with Sam Mckoy
Key Lime pie, and Blueberry pie. This was a fast and light trip. I left the tent and the oven at home, and brought the space-age ceramic dish to save weight. The pie was a lot like the early Coastal snowpack on the trip – a firm crust with a delicious filling on top. Hopefully, my pies will evolve as the coastal snowpack develops this season, and provide a good reflection of current conditions. Two pies for three skiers is a good ratio.Grouty Ridge – November 19-20, 2016 with Alex and Maddy
Warm apple pie capped off our evening of hanging around the snow kitchen eating and eating. “Just finish your slice of pie, and then you can finally go to bed,” we told Mylene, Geoff and Breanne, who were new to this style of ski touring. The pie and beer meetings usually make for a calorie-positive weekend. If you’re reading this and wondering if you’ll be a good fit with the South Coast Pie and Beer Club (SCPBC), here are the club’s entrance question.
1) Do you like pie? What’s your favourite?
2) Describe the last four pies you ate this month?
3) Do you have a skiing problem? Sorry. We just sit around and eat pie most of the time.Grouty Ridge South Coast Pie and Beer Club Meeting
If you have a First-Known Pie Ascent (FkPA), or Fastest-Known Pie Time (FKpT), send me a photo of your crust on the summit and I’ll add it here! Contact Rich