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Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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Canadian Lassies in the Land of Scots: NMAG Trip Report

By Cora Skaien and Nicole Barrette Pre-amble: In late 2016, we decided to apply for the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant (NMAG). We were looking for an angle that could be considered unique and exciting, and that is when we came … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine up Mt. Seymour

This past Sunday, a group of us eight VOCers went on a trip up Dog Mountain in Seymour Provincial Park. The morning weather showed little promise of clearing, with thick, grey fumes of morning fog hanging heavily over the road, … Continue reading

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Hiking, Hollyburn, Sunday Dec. 03

Hollyburn is one of the places we go to when the weather’s looking nice and we don’t feel like driving very far. The other one is Seymour. For those of you who don’t know, Hollyburn is the cross country skiing … Continue reading

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The tale of a little beating – Or: How to catch a mouse.

The tale of a little beating. Or: How to catch a mouse. Driving down the winding road to our campsite, we contemplated how fortunate we were to embark on the Juan de Fuca trail on such short notice, many others … Continue reading

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Halloweekend at Phelix Hut

I woke up on Saturday morning around 4:00am in a daze of nerves but mostly excitement about going on my first real VOC trip. Else picked me up and soon we were on the Sea to Sky highway headed to … Continue reading

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Almost getting killed by a tree and too much pow

Sunday November 19th, 2017 A group of 15 of us parked at the chain up area where a friendly ranger setup a blockade to ensure that vehicles with chains put them on before continuing to the trailhead. As none of … Continue reading

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Cousin of Cave aka FAFF-FEST 2017

Participants: Nick Hindley, Tanner Dobson, Heather Filyk, George Hill, Kelsey Miller, Alastair White, Summer Ash, Aaron Yeung, Weiting Hsieh, Harlin Brandvold. Non-VOC participants: Felix Ossig-Bonanno, Alex Thexton, Ryan Edwards.   Day 1 - Written by George Hill Two full cars made … Continue reading

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VOCers faff on Aneto (Spain)

When: 27-10-2017 / 29-10-2017 By Enrique (Kike) Colomés, with edits by Alberto Contreras. Photos by Alberto, Kike, and Mélanie. Who: Alberto Contreras, Romain Di Costanzo, Mélanie Grenier and Enrique (Kike) Colomés plus 3 of Enrique’s friends (Xavi, Sergio and Pablo). … Continue reading

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A European Best Buds Reunion Part 2: Triglav, Slovenia

After a few days off from our Dolomites adventure, Jake and I spent a day in the beautiful capital of Slovenia, Ljubliana, before heading to Triglav National Park on July 15, 2017. This was truly one of the greenest and … Continue reading

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