Category Archives: Climb

Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

G2: oh Shucks, Son, we almost made it (Mt. Shuksan pre-summit)

September 9-10, 2017 Eight hopeful glacier enthusiasts wake up Saturday morning to expand their glacier-travel skills and attempt to conquer Mt. Shuksan. Zack Wentz leads the group, but also includes a Swiss Mountaineer for 16 years, Pascale Vonaesch, who was … Continue reading

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38 years in the making – Mt Birdwood via Lizzie’s Ridge

Mt Birdwood is a limestone mountain in the Canadian Rockies located in the Kananaskis area. The peak stands at 3097m in elevation. There are two established routes to the summit, The NW Ridge (II, 5.5) and the less common Lizzie’s … Continue reading

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Watersprite Lake and Gibson peak

Trip date (Aug 12-13/2017) Watersprite Lake and Gibson Peak VOC Trip The journey began early Saturday morning when myself (Glen) and Mike picked up our car mates and took off for the weekend. We met briefly at Galileo’s Café at … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course 2017

On July 15th 2017, several VOCers were able to gain invaluable skills from the ever-knowledgeable VOC alumnus Sam McKoy. The wonderful Else Bosman and Luca Malaguti, participants from the last year Alpine Skills course, were also there to impart their … Continue reading

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Captain Morgan’s Pose with Captain Morgan at Cypress Peak

Trip participants: Josh, Bobby, Nikhil, and Vincent —————— “You sure you want to be wearing those hardshell pants?” I asked Nikhil as he stepped into my car. “Nah man, I think I’ll be fine,” he replied as I started driving. … Continue reading

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Close, but no Cigar: a Winter Attempt on Gunsight Peak

Participants: Caitlin Schneider, Julien Renard Gunsight peak, named after the prominent notch on its summit ridge (also called In-SHUCK-ch peak by some), lies on the north-east side of Garibaldi park, with its east slope dropping all the way down to … Continue reading

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Skaha-Looking for Dry Weather

Mid March should be the start of spring, the start of traverses, the start of the sun. But this past few weeks we have experienced the opposite, weather has deteriorated, avi conditions have been too high and visibility to low … Continue reading

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Desert Climbing (Joshua Tree, Red Rocks) February 2017

In February 2016, I had a wonderful trip climbing in Red Rocks, Nevada, with a group of fantastic people. This year, I wanted to go back and get on some new routes. I assembled a group with some of my … Continue reading

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We climbed some ice!

Written by Alannah Wallace about Daughter of Ice, 2017 (posted for her because she is crazy busy with school and doesn’t have time to mess around with the photo system) Before I left for the trip I said to myself … Continue reading

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Try, Try Again – Climbing the North Shore Winter Classics

“’Tis a lesson you should heed, If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear, For if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear Try, try again…” – T.H. Palmer The North Shore is … Continue reading

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