Category Archives: Climb

Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

Meager Obelisk, July 22-24

How it started: “Weekend plans?” – Nick Some email faff, obsessive weather monitoring and a trip change later we were in downtown picking up Ben from work.  I was really excited. My memories of Harrison thus far only included rain, … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Traverse, July 2016

I didn’t write this TR, it was prepared by Ben Heaps, but I don’t know how to get the computer to say that. This epic began with a bad mountain weather forecast, involving thunderstorms. Accepting the risks, the trip was … Continue reading

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Mt Rainier June 2016

Mt. Rainier. Elevation: 4392 m. Is the highest mountain around, part of the Cascade volcano range and according to Wikipedia is one of the most dangerous volcanoes around, since its eruptions could cause major disasters to the surrounding area. All … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Choss

Trip report for the first installment of VOC’s very own Mountain Tinder. By: Kevin Burton and Luka Culbrk Single’s looking to mingle: Tomasz, Artem, Luka, Kevin Pre-Trip We had our pre-trip meeting at a pub, which worked really well as … Continue reading

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TBT 4: Bugaboo Epic — A Climber’s Story (1995)

Summer mountaineering season is here and whispers of far off peaks can be heard amongst the VOCers. It’s THE time to get outside and do those iconic lines you’ve been drooling over all winter. One way to get inspired on … Continue reading

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Lakes, glaciers, snow & sledding at Joffre Lakes and Tszil Peak

June 25 – 26, 2016 Participants: Kimmy Hofer, Brenden Bantayen, Scott MacDonald, Birgit Rogalla, Kelsey Miller, Alannah Wallace, Kevin Boland, Bailey Ramsey, Rebecca Frederick, Eric Wilson, Chrisel Brako, Steve Cabral, Dmitri Oguz, Cauchy Lee, Theresa Pauly, Rebekke Schulze Trip report written … Continue reading

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An Appetite for the Alpine

An Appetite for the Alpine: Alpine Skills Course 2016 Trail Mates: Sam McKoy, Artem Babaian, Martin Cermak, Kasia Celler, Else Bosman, Kelsey Miller, Luca Malaguti Trip Date: June 17-19/2016 What am I getting into? Everyone who steps into the wild … Continue reading

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TBT3: Mikey’s Offwidth Journal (2002)

Summertime is here in full swing and it’s time to scope out projects and things to do. Like many mislead souls in the past I’ve set my sights on Pipeline and am terrified. I’ve compiled a Squamish Offwidths Checklist for … Continue reading

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Ascending Island Peak (6,189m) in Nepal

Nepal is amazing! You can hear the constant movements of glaciers, grinding against each other and against rock, witness avalanches or just sit down and be glad not to be on ‘that other slope’, where a lethal landslide just went … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Reading Week Adventure February 13-20, 2016

From February 13-20, 2016, a group of 8 VOCers made their way down to Red Rocks, Nevada for a week of climbing. In our crew we had Jake Jones, Emmanuel Beraud, Annie Maurer, John McKenna, Mike Wathen, Cindy Gu, Lesley … Continue reading

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