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Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

Garibaldi Park Speed Traverse – Mt Currie to Red Heather

“You should turn back now,” the passerby said in a thick Russian accent as he watched me wallowing helplessly in the snow “you will die here”. That was more than 10 years ago, on my first trip into Garibaldi Park. Like … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker Bike’n’Ski: a video

My video-version of Elliott’s trip report

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Skis and Bikes: Self-propelled Surrey to Baker

Martin Cermak, Elliott Skierszkan, Mirko Moeller, May 20-22 2017 About a month before this trip happened, conversations started up around doing a Victoria Day long weekend ski traverse. However, in the few days coming up to the weekend, despite a … Continue reading

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Digging holes at Elfin

Waking up bright and early on Saturday, four of us piled our skis and bodies into Vincent’s car and set off for the mountain!  We got to the chain up area slightly ahead of schedule and waited for Josh to … Continue reading

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McBride in a night

“Daddy, why do you have so many owies on your feet?” “Because I skied really far.” “Why did you ski really far?” “Umm, that’s a good question… I don’t know, I guess I just kind of like doing it? Sometimes … Continue reading

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How to feel like a beginner and do the neve without hitchhiking or shuttling

With Veenstra doing a fair number of speed traverses I got intrigued. We did the McBride traverse in less than 48hr which was probably my first foray into this realm. Later on we also did the Pemberton Ice Cap in … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Neve Traverse February 20-22 2017

Trip report written by Yudel, but posted by Kevin due to technical difficulties. Participants: Yudel Huberman, Edward Lim, Sherry Gu, Roland Burton, Kevin Burton This trip has been on my to-do list for at least five years. So I was … Continue reading

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Asulkan Valley Base Camp

The original scheme for this trip was to ski some big lines in one of the more seldom visited, but undeniably magnificent areas of Southwest BC; The Tantalus Range. In the days leading up to the pre-trip however, conditions were … Continue reading

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Take II: Feuerzangen-Brew Ski Trip

On Saturday February 11th at 8am, three carloads of the VOC left the Squamish Tims to head up to the famous Brew Hut for a Family Day long weekend in the backcountry. Arriving at the bottom of Chance Creek forest … Continue reading

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Red Heather for a beginner

On Saturday January 28th 12 keen VOCers headed to Red Heather for some beginner friendly skiing. To make hauling all the ski gear easier Tim Fisher’s van was utilized and we all met downtown to pile the gear in at … Continue reading

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