Category Archives: Other

Socials, esoteric adventures and unclassifiable

Hot Springs – Party Weekend! A First VOC Encounter

I had just joined the VOC and this would be my first hike with the crew. My friend Shuvi had been begging me to join for years, and now that he was about to leave the city for a few … Continue reading

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Glacier School G1

-Photos by Nathan Starzynski Lesson 1: The Alpine Start On the morning of September 5th, 55 or so VOCers keen to learn about glacier travel could be found winding their way up towards Cypress Peak for Glacier School, G1. Alpine … Continue reading

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Memekay Caving Trip

The drive to Horseshoe bay was a blur, maybe because my mind was filed with visions of spectacular cave formations and rappelling into abysses, or maybe it was just an ungodly hour to be doing anything. We met the second … Continue reading

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Cousin of Canyon

The weekend started with all of us meeting at Tim Horton’s in Abbotsford at 8am (well 8 ish, but hey you’re on time unless you’re the last car to arrive right?) From there we set off for the Chehalis Lake … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and my Monkey (or Not The Lead Ladder TR)

A ‘baby shower’ is something Brits see in American rom-coms but don’t quite get.  Through my powers of deduction, it seemingly has nothing to do with putting babies in showers, nor is it an unfortunate meteorological event.  It is in … Continue reading

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Intro to back-country Burns suppers on skis!

The intro to backcountry trips have had an eventful recent history. I don’t know the exact details but the last two trips involved either severe hypothermia or actual helicopters! I have previously commented that I’ve enjoyed many painstakingly organised, smooth … Continue reading

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Organizing a Beginner Friendly (B.F.) Trip

These comments refer to the Brew Hut trip of 2012 October 27, but they apply to other trips.  Hopefully we will get more B.F. trips. Choosing a destination:  Go to somewhere you know.  You are less likely to all get … Continue reading

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Hot Times in Hot Springs – October 13-14

As Artem Bylinskii put it in his trip description – “it is the off-season, when our climbing gear is stored, and ski gear hiding from rocks” – so really, what else is there to do other than spend the weekend … Continue reading

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Walking the Line

It was just another average Thursday, some clouds in the sky and students running after the 99. But not for the VOC slackliners. At 5:00, the faffing began in the clubroom: us VOCers turned into technological ninjas as cords and … Continue reading

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Glacier 1

Talk about wanting to do glacier 1, one student took a taxi all the way from North Vancouver to the Chance Creek logging road turnoff from Hwy 99. Next we had a bit of a cluster %*$% and parked 2 … Continue reading

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