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Some Non-Alcoholic Clouds at Illal Meadows

On Saturday July 22nd at the reasonably early hour of 6:00am, nineteen of us set off from the greater Vancouver area in four vehicles with exactly nineteen seats.  We regrouped at the only Tim Horton’s in Hope where we were … Continue reading

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Grouse Grind + Crown Mountain (+ BCMC Trail)

On Saturday July 29th, seven VOCers gathered at 7:30 am at the Grouse Grind trailhead for a fantastic day of beautiful views that our knees would come to regret. We were not in a rush to do the Grind 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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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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Foiled Again by Comox Glacier and a Shipwreck

Devlin had earned his turns for twelve straight months but had been denied the thirteenth during our defeat on Mt. Pootlass. With the month nearing an end and Devlin staying with the grandparents on Quadra Island, we decided to take … Continue reading

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Liberty Ridge July 2017

Where: Mt. Rainier, Liberty Ridge When: 28th June – 3rd July 2017 Who: Caitlin Schneider, Julien Renard, Enrique Colomés This is the report of, probably, a precipitated trip to Mt. Rainier. Julien and Caitlin returned from Hawaii the 22nd, and … Continue reading

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Joffre Lakes Day Hike on July 8th, 2017

On July 9th, Lianne Mcradu organized a wonderful trip to Joffre Lakes. Twelve amazing persons joined this trip. We departed very early, arrived at the parking lot about 8:30 am and started our hiking at 9:00 am. So many thanks … Continue reading

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49ers (heures). A Stein Valley Traverse July 10-12, 2017

The Stein River watershed is gorgeous. It does not have enough hype. I hope this trip report helps ameliorate that. The standard traverse route of the Stein Valley starts at Lizzie Creek, just outside Pemberton. Approximately 91km of variably overgrown … 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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A sunny weekend summiting Mount Rainier

After 5 months of planning and with numerous people pulling out for various reasons the final climbing team was Luca Sommaruga, Heather Hughes-Adams and myself. It was a lot of work organizing a big mountain trip, who knew. I came … Continue reading

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