Author Archives: Roland Burton

Solar Sacrifice

Executive Summary: Rather than boring you with yet another trip report, I will attempt to describe some issues regarding leading beginner friendly trips with random people of unknown competence. However, we did achieve most of our objectives, the solar eclipse … Continue reading

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Rockies Road Trip

Executive Summary: Carla, Josi, Roland did lots of driving, visited Illecillewaet campsite in Rogers Pass, Lake Louise, Cory Pass in Banff, the Calgary Zoo, Ha Ling peak just outside of Canmore, Banff Springs Hotel, and Icefields Parkway between Banff and … Continue reading

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2017 Mt Currie, again

Mt Currie is the big (2500m) mountain that you see from Pemberton. There’s a well-built but longish trail going up, and it doesn’t see much use. Carla, Lia and I got a ways up the trail last summer, http://www.ubc-voc.com/2016/06/06/mt-currie-trail before … Continue reading

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Advanced Hot Springs Soaking and Car Camping July 11-13

I’m not up for the “ski every month” club, but I’m working on “hot springs every month”. So far we have been to Clear Creek in May, and to Meager in June, so I needed something for July. Thirty-three years … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut, Pointy Things, and Clearing the Road

The Club sure could use more trips. There are lots of Interested people, but often no cars. So we were happy when Sam V decided to lead a trip to out Phelix Hut. But then Sam had to bail on … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Trip (Solar Lighting), June 2017

Executive Summary Our objectives were to: Investigate the new logging road being pushed towards the hot spring Check out the hot spring Find out what has been happening to the road and trail to the hut (it’s VOC’s hut after … Continue reading

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Clear Creek Hot Spring May 17-18

There’s some fault line thing that stretches from Harrison Hot Spring in the SE up to Keyhole Hot Spring NW of Pemberton, and maybe beyond. As recently as last year I had visited Keyhole HS, Meager HS (2x), Skook or … Continue reading

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Unparalleled Skiing at Cypress, April 29

The lifts are closed for the season so it’s time to Ski Cypress. Carla and I go up every year at this time to try and remember how to ski, and to sample the loot that comes out of the … Continue reading

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Rob’s and Sara’s 36th Annual Slideshow and Pot Luck Dinner.

Ever wonder what happens to really old VOC people? Well, once a year we tend to get together, on Remembrance Day weekend, and talk about what we have been doing for the past year or two, and how many kids … Continue reading

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Dutch Expedition September 11–13

Else emailed me to ask if it would be irresponsible to go to our Phelix Hut during the grizzly bear “closure” with her friends from Holland who were on the “Felix” rowing team, and would they be eaten by bears. … Continue reading

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