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Apr 05, 2015

The snowfall of winter 2015

Our resident meteorological guru, Peter Lewis, has prepared this report on the snowfall of winter 2015, the reason for postponement of this year’s E2C event. The Great Snows of February and March 2015 in Halifax and the Southern Maritimes A combination of well-below normal temperatures and a persistent storm track across the southern Maritimes produced a period of extreme snowfalls and snow depths in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Southern New Brunswick throughout the months of February and March … Continue reading 

Mar 30, 2015

2015 event cancelled

In 2015, the huge volume of late-season snowfall forced the postponement of the E2C event. Twenty-four teams and 71 participants had registered for the E2C when the tough decision was made to cancel the event. However, our point placement teams had been unable to complete the majority of their work and we did not have enough time to guarantee a safe event. We thank everyone for their support and we hope to see you all again in 2016!

Sep 23, 2014

2014 Control Analysis

The E2C’s resident statistics guru, Peter Lewis, has put together this year’s Control Analysis for your enjoyment! You can find the document in pdf form here:  Control Analysis E2C 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the E2C team

Apr 20, 2014

2014 Participant Notes

This year’s 2014 Participant Notes are now available and can be accessed here. Please make sure that you and your team mates are familiar with the rules and regulations of the event before race day. Additional documents on the Line-O, Distance-Bearing and Grid Reference challenges can be found here: E2C 2014 8 digit Grid references E2C 2014 DB notes E2C 2014 Line O notes

Apr 01, 2014

From the Course Designer

This year has been the hardest for travel due to snow and general weather conditions once winter was upon us. As a result this has made it difficult and in particular, slow to get to areas of interest for possible control placement. The travel in the woods on snowshoes has been the slowest I personally have ever travelled  in identifying control locations due to the type of snow on the ground at the time we were in the woods. An … Continue reading 

Mar 07, 2014

A note from the field crew

Time is ‘March’ing on and the field crew is busy! Progress has been slower than usual, with warm temperatures and soft snow conditions this winter making travel slow.  However, conditions changed on March 1st; when the snow was hard enough we largely drove and walked on top of it instead of sinking to our knees in snowshoes.  However, only half of the course has been visited and designed… time is of the essence now! Pictures of our field experiences are … Continue reading