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Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

A Minor Fiasco (Red Heather January 22)

Participants: Old, flappy Jeff Mottershead and Devlin Mottershead I’m supposed to be a climber, but even in the middle of summer my son, Devlin, would rather hike up to some random snow patch or glacier and get some turns in … Continue reading

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Not the Cream of the Stonecrop (Stonecrop Glacier Jan 4, 2017)

Trip Report as promised to Foam-in’ Gobin. Wednesday January 4, 2017 There had been almost no snowfall  all year! (since Dec 30, 2016) and Avvy conditions were looking pretty stable. Unfortunately, the alpine winds had been super heavy. Specifically North/ … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Poor Snow, an Old Van, and an Excellent Weekend

This was my first VOC trip, and thus it fell to me to write the trip report. I’d been meaning to go on a VOC trip pretty much every weekend since September, but somehow there was always something else that … Continue reading

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Metal Rods and Metal Domes; How I confirmed I have truly amazing friends

WARNING 1: this article contains gratuitous quantities of sentimental mushiness. Though in the authors opinion its probably still not enough… WARNING 2: This article contains a couple fairly graphic descriptions of a pretty mangled leg. Especially those of the parental … Continue reading

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Ice worms, rain, and burning skins – “Interesting” Skiing on the Pemberton Icecap

Pemberton Icefield traverse May 20-23, ~60km, lots of elevation Mike Cancilla, Luca Malaguti, Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla Following an email discussion, preparations for this trip started on Monday night (May 16th) when we all met up at the Veenstras’ place … Continue reading

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Red Raincoats head to Brew (May 21-23 2016)

People who came up to Brew: Roland Burton, Lucy Buchanan-Parker, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Sarah Chay, Perrine Mezin, Jean-Yves Maetz, Xiaojiao Stacy Wang, Tomasz Smith, Bruno Godin, Scott Webster, The Veenstra Family (Christian, Line, Fenya), Lea Zhecheva Tasks: Get firewood, fix … Continue reading

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Second Overland Attempt to Pitt River Hot Springs

  (Click on photos to see big.) Day 1/4: Five hours of slogging up a logging road through razed forest. My pack, I swear, is swelling. Perhaps Jabba the Hutt crawled inside it during lunch. At least we’ve made progress … Continue reading

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My first ski traverse: or how I learned to ski ballet and had a rad weekend with five amigos!

April 9-10th, 2016 Trip participants: Clemens Adolphs, Elliott Skierszkan, Martin Cermak, Mirko Moeller, Jeremy Leal, and myself, Kasia Celler I’m not into making large goals lately, so I wasn’t too ambitious for this winter. I thought to myself that it would … Continue reading

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Womyn’s Ski Traverse Trip Report

Date: April 9-10, 2016 Route: Blackcomb-Currie Traverse (~ 35km, 2,200m elevation gain) Group: Line Veenstra, Caitlin Schneider, Petra Klupkova, Katie McMahen, Alex Annejohn, Rachel Baldwin, Veronika Schmitt, Klara Steklova, Sarka Vavrova Line took the initiative to organize what has become … Continue reading

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Zealous Zoa Zigzaggers Zoom Zanily

I was unlucky enough to be one of 2.5 people awake in the Modo van on the drive back from Zoa, so I got tasked with writing the trip report… Having decided relatively late in the season that I actually … Continue reading

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