Category Archives: Ski

Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

Winter Camping at Fat Dog

(trip report by Sarah Mitchell) Despite the strange trail name this trip was super fun including lots of rainy snow, cool mystical views of cloudy mountains, and most importantly – our top-notch snow fort kitchen. We started the day (after … Continue reading

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2018 Womyn’s Traverse – Skyline Trail aka Treelined Trail

  Welcome to the story of the annual Womyn’s Traverse Bushwhack.     We (Else, Heather, and Dakotah) are all relatively experienced and wanted an objective with a little bit of adventure and unknown, while keeping with the traverse theme; … Continue reading

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Skier Triggered at Cayoosh

Synopsis: While three out of five members of our party are digging a pit, a skier from another party cuts the slope above, triggering a size 1 avalanche.  We get out of the way and are unharmed.  Obscenities are exchanged. … Continue reading

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Car-less Sky Pilot Solo

Disclaimer: Soloing is dangerous. Stay well within your ability level, always tell someone where you’re going, have a back up plan.      Or just don’t do it. December 14th 2017 I had just finished my last exam and was finally … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Bivy Trip VOC Europe, 9th-10th of December 2017, Rossstöckli

Author: Flo, Editor: Tobias We all were stoked for this trip. Carrying memories from past VOC trips in our hearts and loving the adventure, friendship and craziness encountered in these trips, we were hoping to continue that VOC story over … Continue reading

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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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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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Cognac Peak debacle August 19, 2017

Participants: Devlin and Jeff Mottershead We were at the Brandywine trailhead eating breakfast when we noticed that the tailpipe was under the front tire. I thought about the odds of exactly that happening and concluded that it was fairly special. … Continue reading

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Mt. Pootlass Smackdown

Where is Mt. Pootlass? Why would one go there? Why were there three rodents? A while back my son, Devlin, was given a copy of Ship’s Whistle by the cafeteria cashier while aboard one of the ferries to Vancouver. It’s … Continue reading

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2017 Brew Hut Solar Expedition

On June 3rd a crew of 9 organized by Roland Burton drove, hiked, snowshoed and skiied up to Brew Hut to replace the solar panel that had been ripped off during the winter previous. Shu Yu Fan drove one car … Continue reading

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