About Me

Posted: March 3, 2013 in News


Born in China in 1993.

Immigrated to Canada in 2008.

Lived in Vancouver 2008-2011, then Edmonton 2011-2015, and now back to Vancouver

2022: Link to Recent

  • Alpamayo and Yanapaccha in Peru
  • Chimborazo, Iliniza Sur, Cayambe etc. in Ecuador
  • 3 of the 10 hardest in WA – West Fury, Johannesburg, Burgundy Spire
  • First ascent of west face of Lick of Flame (5.8)
  • Hardest in Kane’s 3rd edition in Rockies – Robertson and Chancellor
  • 3 ultras in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula
  • Major road trip to NV, AZ, CA deserts

2021 Summary:

  • Mostly cooped in SW BC due to the pandemic
  • Phyllis’ Engine (5.9+)
  • Rockies – Mt. Louis and Mt. Birdwood
  • New Route on Robertson Peak
  • Most amount of peaks bagged – about 190
  • 2021 Archive

2020 Summary:

  • First time in South America – climbed 5 ultras over 6000 m, including Ojos del Salado, second highest in South America
  • Finished the 11,000ers list 58/58 on Lyell IV
  • 10-day traverse across Clendinning Range in South Coast, ascents of Tinniswood and Boardman
  • Judge Howay
  • Bagging the 1000th peaks, at time only 27 years old
  • 2020 Archive

2019 Summary:

  • 2-week Expedition to Labrador Arctic – Mt. Caubvick with 160+ km packraft descent
  • Palisade Traverse in the Sierras
  • Clemenceau/Tusk heli camp
  • Slesse via SW Route
  • Classic climbs in WA – Forbidden, Liberty Bell etc.
  • Cleveland and Stimson – highest and second highest in GNP, MT
  • 2019 Archive

2018 Summary:

  • Mt. Fairweather success in Alaska
  • A few more important 11,000ers – Goodsirs, Helmet, Tsar etc.
  • Lincoln Peak in Washington – probably the scariest snow climb I’ve done
  • Jack via Nohokomeen Headwall
  • Chilliwack Bulgers slam including Hard Mox
  • Tantalus Traverse
  • First trip to 5000+m – Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl in Mexico
  • 2018 Archive

2017 Summary:

  • Mt. Alberta via Japenese Route – hardest 11,000er
  • Mt. Robson via Kain Face
  • Persuasion of more difficult 11,000ers – Deltaform, Whitehorn, Hungabee etc.
  • First major road trip to US SW deserts – 40+ peaks in 18 days, all solo
  • 150+ peaks bagged
  • 2017 Archive

2016 Summary:

  • Atwell Peak – one of the scariest in SW BC
  • Mt. Fee North Tower via North Face
  • Ticking off SW BC classics – Garibaldi, Wedge, Matier, Joffre, Rexford etc..
  • Mt. Rainier – first peak over 4000 m
  • 2016 Archive

2015 Summary:

  • Moved from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver, BC
  • Cleaned up Columbia Icefield
  • The bulk part of the 11,000ers bagged in this year – over 20 of them, including Bryce and Twins Tower.
  • Exploratory ascent of Simon Peak/Mt. Fraser
  • Immediately ticking off SW BC classics – Lions, Sky Pilot, Habrich, Mamquam etc.
  • 10-day ski trip to Lizzie Creek Cabin with 15+ peaks bagged
  • 2015 Archive

2014 Summary:

  • First time to the Bugaboos with ascents of Bugaboo Spire and Pigeon Spire
  • Sir Donald via NW Ridge
  • Wapta Icefield difficult peaks – Balfour, Ayesha, Collie etc. ski mountaineering
  • FRA of Ghita – 25 h single push in -30C temp.
  • 2014 Archive

2013 Summary:

  • Turned 20 years old…
  • Assiniboine and Edith Cavell
  • Starting the 11,000ers game with 9 down
  • More Difficult Scrambles – Chephren, Old Goat etc.
  • 2013 Archive

2012 Summary:

  • From newbie to hardest scrambles in Kane List – Smuts and Northover
  • Lots and lots of scrambles with 120+ peaks bagged
  • 2012 Archive

2011 Summary:

  • First ever scramble on Cirque Peak in Rockies in July
  • Mt. Temple
  • Serious peak-bagging started in December when I was 18 years old
  • 2009-2011 Archive
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Instagram: steven_peakbagging

Email: icyicefield@hotmail.com

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT your “Mr. Safety” out there in the mountains and I need NOT have to explain my various “non-textbook” type of decisions in my trip reports. You have to be honest to your own risk/reward kind of thing and be sure to apply your own knowledge, formulate your own approach and know your own limitations. Here I take absolutely no responsibility of inaccuracy in the descriptions nor the unsafe practices of mine if you run into trouble using my trip reports as references.

  1. Steven,
    While searching for photos of Wedgemount Glacier to illustrate the retreat, I came across your entry about the climb up Mount Moe. Myself & John Nairn did the first ascent in 1967. The link will take you to the pictures scanned from slides:

    Below is a video comparing Wedgemount Glacier retreat between 1971 & 2010. I am looking for more recent images & saw yours from Mt Cook:

    I would like to get that image in higher resolution if possible.

    • Steven Song says:

      Hi Cliff, love the video on your link and nice to see how the glaciers had changed in these 40 years! Lemme know your email address or send an email to my address (icyicefield@hotmail.com) and I’ll give you the full size files, after July 4 cuz I’ll be away in the next while.


  2. David says:

    Wow that’s an impressive and extensive list of mountains, you’ve been busy! Congrats, I think there are lots of tricky peaks on the list.
    Anyways was just wondering your method of getting over to the Tantalus range. Hire a boat? Helicopter? There is apparently a tyrolean cable run…?

    • Steven Song says:

      Hey David,
      Thanks. The way I did my peaks in Tantalus Range was all by taking a helicopter in. When I did Tantalus to Ossa traverse we hiked out out Sigurd Creek trail (which can be used to approach in as well). For Serratus and Sedgwick area we flew in and flew out.

  3. @1942dicle says:

    Hey fellow hiker/climber/scramblers/bouldert – My hubby & I are booked to climb/hike Mount Washington [NH] this July 12th. Any words of wisdom or experiences that you can share?
    e-mail: tmatravel@aol.com

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