The “Pow Day”

The bread: home-made multigrain loaf, with yuppy but yummy ingredients like millet, quinoa and flax seeds. The filling: mango jam smeared on either interior sides of the bread slices, ham, sharp cheddar and arugula.

The bread: home-made multigrain loaf, with yuppy but yummy ingredients like millet, quinoa and flax seeds.
The filling: mango jam smeared on either interior sides of the bread slices, ham, sharp cheddar and arugula.

From: CarolineJ
Location: Vantage Ridge, looking up at Joffre
About the sandwich:

 My fingers were numb as I wrapped my hands around this sandwich-it was -20C out. But this meant that the snow was fluffy, so how cold the sandwich was a reminder that the skiing would be excellent! I was feeling pretty cheesy being thankful for things like health and good company.

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The “Turkey in the Pulpit”

Turkey, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese and mustard on whole wheat bread.

Turkey, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese and mustard on whole wheat bread.

From: Kate M
Location: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway
About the sandwich:
On a late evening hike just after the summer solstice, the sun still shines on the opposite side of Lysefjord. This rectangular sandwich matched the formidable block of Preikestolen quite nicely. Although this hike often crowded in summer, the view is inspiring and worthwhile.

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The “Deep South Sustainer”

Roast beef, provolone, lettuce, tomato on white bread.

Roast beef, provolone, lettuce, tomato on white bread.

From: Coop
Location: Domier Peak, Durlache Straight, Antarctic Penninsula
About the sandwich:

Roast Beef, provolone, lettuce and tomato on white bread. Grainy mustard, mayo and avocado were omitted from this Russian prepared bag lunch.

 

I’ll bet this sandwich felt right at home on the world’s driest continent. The ice crystals of the frozen tomato and lettuce melted in my mouth as I took in the amazing views of my surroundings. It did provide adequate nutritional sustenance on a stunning day ski touring in Antarctica. A memorable moment, thanks to this picture, which fueled me up to climb Domier Peak.

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The “HCA on Carruthers Peak”

 Ham, cheese and avocado with home-grown leafy bits on a wholemeal bun

Ham, cheese and avocado with home-grown leafy bits on a wholemeal bun

From: Tim
Location: Carruthers peak, Snowy Mountains, Australia
About the sandwich:
Perfect weather for the Main Range Walk, started at Charlotte Pass and did the loop anti-clockwise. Stopped for lunch at about 12:30 at the top of Carruthers Peak. The sandwich was pre-made in the morning and consisted of ham, cheese, avocado, home-grown mizuna and roquette and seeded dijon mustard. By lunchtime the sandwich was a little squashed from being in the pack but the view from Carruthers Peak more then made up for any imperfections in the sandwich.

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The “The Third Lion”

Sandwich is sourdough, mayonnaise, home-made pesto, thinly sliced carrots and beets, and thick slices of Brie.

 Sourdough, mayonnaise, home-made pesto, thinly sliced carrots and beets, and thick slices of Brie.

From: Olga L
Location: North Peak of Unnecessary Mountain, Cypress Park BC
About the sandwich:
A rare sunny, clear day in November before any significant snowfall was the perfect excuse to skip school and trundle up Unnecessary Mountain. Sandwich is sourdough, mayonnaise, home-made pesto, thinly sliced carrots and beets, and thick slices of Brie. It was as amazing as the food coma nap that followed shortly after.

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The “Symphony on Electric Guitar”

crunchy peanut butter (the kind you must stir) with a newfangled Cookie Butter and Cocoa swirl between two slices of Wheat Montana Healthyloaf Seedlover.

crunchy peanut butter (the kind you must stir) with a newfangled Cookie Butter and Cocoa swirl between two slices of Wheat Montana Healthyloaf Seedlover.

From: David Steele
Location: Stahl Peak Lookout
About the sandwich:
Taking a nod from the classics, I used Adam’s crunchy peanut butter (the kind you must stir) with a newfangled Cookie Butter and Cocoa swirl from Trader Joe’s. This veritable cacophony of flavors reacted beautifully between two slices of Wheat Montana Healthyloaf Seedlover.

A cold, chilly, early winter wind was blowing at the lookout when we topped out. I enjoyed the smooth flavors compliment each other while storm clouds wandered between our perch and the peaks of Glacier National Park. Larches and deciduous trees in their golds proved the brass to the strings of evergreens in the Whitefish Range spread at our feet. And spread inside my sandwich , a veritable delight greeted my tongue with every bite.

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The “Summit Sammie Double Whammy”

Fresh kale and cherry tomatoes hand-picked from a friend's farm, homemade lemon ginger sauerkraut, cabbage for crunch and color, with soft and mild port salut cheese spread over a fresh sweet French baguette

Fresh kale and cherry tomatoes hand-picked from a friend’s farm, homemade lemon ginger sauerkraut, cabbage for crunch and color, with soft and mild port salut cheese spread over a fresh sweet French baguette

From: Ayla
Location: Half Dome & Clouds Rest, Yosemite California
About the sandwich:
Fresh kale and cherry tomatoes hand-picked from a friend’s farm, homemade lemon ginger sauerkraut, cabbage for crunch and color, with soft and mild port salut cheese spread over a fresh sweet French baguette. Sweet, tangy, crunchy, colorful, hydrating, salt content… this sandwich was ALL THERE. I put the fixin’s together on the summit of Half Dome at 11:30 am for a lunchtime feast, then realized how many more hours of daylight I had and decided it only made sense to venture further. I saved half the sammie for summit #2, Clouds Rest, where I could look back on where I had enjoyed the first half of my sammie. The kale was perhaps slightly more wilted, and the sauerkraut had made the bread the tiniest bit of soggy, but hot dog!- that sandwich was just as satisfying the second time around.

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The “Iskut Bloodmeat Special”

 lettuce, yellow pepper, tomatoes, along with a healthy dose of pan-fried turkey and ham on mustard-coated cinnamon raisin bread.

lettuce, yellow pepper, tomatoes, along with a healthy dose of pan-fried turkey and ham on mustard-coated cinnamon raisin bread.

From: Danny
Location: Iskut, BC
About the sandwich:
This sandwich was a pleasant distraction from the devils club, stinging nettle, and slide alder infested mountain side we slowly trudged through that day in northwestern BC. It consisted of lettuce, yellow pepper, tomatoes, along with a healthy dose of pan-fried turkey and ham on mustard-coated cinnamon raisin bread. Pan-fried turkey and ham? Yup, thats right. A cooler mis-hap resulted in blood water (ie water mixed with the blood of various raw meats) contaminating our deli meat. Therefore the bloodmeat was quickly fried every morning to reduce the risk of salmonella. Mm, mm, mmmmm, what a mighty fine sandwich.

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The ” Nasty Neeka”

Smoked Gouda, avocado, sprouts and (nasty) spinach dip, on a fresh crusty baguette.

Smoked Gouda, avocado, sprouts and (nasty) spinach dip, on a fresh crusty baguette.

From: Matt O’
Location: Upper Joffre Lake
About the sandwich:
Smoked Gouda, avocado, sprouts and (nasty) spinach dip, on a fresh crusty baguette.

This was my 5 month old Boston Terriers first big hiking adventure. She (Neeka) mostly ate moss, twigs and dry kibble, but my wife and I enjoyed our super tasty sandwiches on the shore of the lake just as the rain started to fall.

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The “Inbread Joffre”

melty mozzarella between layers of smoked turkey, crispy cucumbers and garden-fresh spinach topped off with a spicy mustard between two slices of whole wheat with quinoa and flax seed bread slices.

melty mozzarella between layers of smoked turkey, crispy cucumbers and garden-fresh spinach topped off with a spicy mustard between two slices of whole wheat with quinoa and flax seed bread slices.

From: Kim
Location: Upper Joffre Lake, Joffre Provincial Park, BC
About the sandwich:
With fresh clouds rolling in over the Matier Glacier at Upper Joffre Lake, this sandwich hit the spot serving as the perfect pick-me-up for plentiful rock scrambling before the return journey.

The incubation time in my backpack on the hike up made for a perfect level of almost melty mozzarella between layers of smoked turkey, crispy cucumbers and garden-fresh spinach topped off with a spicy mustard between two slices of whole wheat with quinoa and flax seed bread slices. Game of Thrones reference in the title should not mar you opinion of this delicacy, as I would not have chosen any other hiking lunch.

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The ” Raid The Kitchen Deluxe”

silky smooth and garlicy hummus, thin sliced cucumbers for some green, tortilla chips for the crunch and some Sriracha to bring it all together.

silky smooth and garlicy hummus, thin sliced cucumbers for some green, tortilla chips for the crunch and some Sriracha to bring it all together.

From: Fred Agger
Location: Mt Whyte, Banff NP
About the sandwich:
This sandwich was rapidly (but thoughtfully) whipped together with a few choice ingredients from the teahouse kitchen. In my plunderings I managed to procure some silky smooth and garlicy hummus, thin sliced cucumbers for some green, tortilla chips for the crunch and some Sriracha to bring it all together. This enticing combination of sandwich toppers got real friendly between a couple slices of oatmeal brown bread. I ripped into this sammy on a sunny day atop Mt Whyte after a tricky climb and scramble with views of Mounts Fairview, Aberdeen, Lefroy, Victoria and the local giant Temple in the back. A downright decent day, to say the least.

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The “Veg and Turk Pedalstone”

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On the left, hummus, artichokes, peppers and lettuce on a freshly baked kaiser bun.
On the right, garden lettuce and basil, smoked turkey, sriracha and mayo on some king’s bread.

From: Brad Christie
Location: Keystone Standard Basin Trail, Revelstoke BC
About the sandwich:
On the left, hummus, artichokes, peppers and lettuce on a freshly baked kaiser bun.
On the right, garden lettuce and basil, smoked turkey, sriracha and mayo on some king’s bread. Needless to say, delicious and nutritious creations on their own, made much more rewarding riding radly into the schralpine.

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The “Sweet ‘n Sour Summit Sanny”

Sourdough bread and regular sharp yellow mustard for the sour; homemade sweet pickles from the spring, honey mustard, and honey ham for the sweet.

Sourdough bread and regular sharp yellow mustard for the sour; homemade sweet pickles from the spring, honey mustard, and honey ham for the sweet.

From: Colin Young
Location: Needle Summit by the Coquihalla Highway, BC
About the sandwich:
Scramble up Needle Summit this past weekend was fantastic! Good steep bits, great cliffs and drop offs, and lots of critters along the way. After such a sweet ascent, a sweet n’ sour sandwich was in order.

Sourdough bread and regular sharp yellow mustard for the sour; homemade sweet pickles from the spring, honey mustard, and honey ham for the sweet. A happy food coma/summit nap was enjoyed immediately afterwards, good day all around.

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The “Turkey Pulled Pork Dominator”

Primo Taglio pepper turkey and leftover slow cooker pulled pork topped with tomato, avocado, and medium white cheddar on an Asiago cheese bagel.

Primo Taglio pepper turkey and leftover slow cooker pulled pork topped with tomato, avocado, and medium white cheddar on an Asiago cheese bagel.

From: Brad

Location: Zopkios, Coquihalla Recreation Area

About the sandwich:
This sandwich was perhaps the most delicious sandwich I’ve ever eaten in alpine terrain. Sadly, (or fortunately depending on your perspective!) it was also dumping fresh pow that day, so there isn’t much of a view. Few things beat a well made sandwich after a long skin up, or really anything else for that matter.

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The ” Damn (Fog) Ham”

 sunflower and flax bread, honey dijon mustard, generous layers of ham, sharp cheddar, and some fresh spinach

sunflower and flax bread, honey dijon mustard, generous layers of ham, sharp cheddar, and some fresh spinach

From: Colin Young
Location: David Peak, Howe Sound Crest Trail
About the sandwich:
Day 2 of a foggy, rainy, cloudy go of the Howe Sound Crest Trail. 30 odd km, and many peaks totaling around 2500 meters of elevation gain, and I’m afraid this view on top of David Peak was the best we could manage.

That sandwich was unreal though.

Good sunflower and flax bread, honey dijon mustard, generous layers of ham, sharp cheddar, and some fresh spinach for color and texture. The scenery was limited, but the flavor reached new heights.

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