On April 15, a Squamish Valley wildfire, B.C.’s first of the year which is still burning out of control, claimed the home of top Squamish climber and guidebook author Andrew Boyd and his partner Amanda Morris. There is now a fundraiser for the two as they lost everything in the fire. Visit here to donate.
Boyd has been at the leading edge of difficult Squamish climbing for the past few decades. His Leviticus Crag, across the highway from Murrin Park, has three classic hard lines by Boyd: Leviticus 5.12d, Sixty-nine 5.13b and Shadows 5.12c. In 1998, he freed the three-pitch The Opal 5.13, which has become a must-try test-piece for serious Squamish climbers. He’s also built a number of trails, including reasure Trail and Pleasure Trail.
Amanda,is the owner of Squamish Gymnastics, an institution that has seen almost two decades of Squamish’s youth pass through its programs. “Amanda and Andrew are lucky to be part of such of an amazing community as we have here in Squamish, and we are even more lucky to have them with us,” said climber Chris Weldon, who organized the fundraiser. “They both love this place dearly and it shows. Now it is our turn to give back to them.”
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We’re sending all our love and support to the Squamish valley community ❤️ We know many families tragically lost their homes in yesterday’s fire. Sadly Amanda Morris and Andrew Boyd who are beloved members of our community and have contributed substantially to this town for decades where one of those families. Amanda, is the owner of Squamish Gymnastics, an institution that has seen almost 2 decades of Squamish's youth pass through its programs. She, like many small business owners at this time, has been unable to operate during the pandemic. This was already a financially challenging time for her and her business. Andrew Boyd has been prolific in both the climbing and mountain biking communities in Squamish. He is responsible for 100's of climbing routes and boulder problems in Squamish and around BC. To add to his list, Treasure and Pleasure Trail are his creations. Built with a small handful of close friends over many years and completely self funded. There is a gofundme page setup if you can spare a few dollars – https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-amanda-and-andrew-home-lost-in-valley-fire?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet #squamishstrong • • • • • • #squamishcommunity #staycalmandrideon #bikemedicine #bikeitout #squamishbikes #bikeshop #squamish #25years #welovebikes #bike #bikesquamish #enduro #slabsofsquamish #squamishmtb #giantbikes #konabikes #pivotbikes #bikethewayyoulike #squamishsucksdontgo #letsride #volunteersrock #mtblife #mtb #soenduro #enduromtb #squamishisawesome