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Accident Reports, Workhike Reports

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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A Hard Lesson About a Soft Rock

This is the story of the time I fell 10m, ripped all 3 pieces of gear, and caught myself on an Arbutus tree at my belayers feet over a 20m drop. Lesson of the day: limestone is not granite; it does not hold … Continue reading

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Halloweekend at Phelix Hut

I woke up on Saturday morning around 4:00am in a daze of nerves but mostly excitement about going on my first real VOC trip. Else picked me up and soon we were on the Sea to Sky highway headed to … 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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Phelix Road Brushing Workhike

This was a short workhike on the weekend of Nov 11, 2017. Our crew was Jodie Nowell, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Fabian Frank, and myself (Martin Carnogursky). We drove up early on Saturday morning. The road had patchy snow starting … Continue reading

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Iron Chef at Brew Hut

The snow stared falling about half way up the logging road, as we snuggled in the back of the car. After arriving at the trail head, we leisurely hiked to Brew Hut, making it there in less than three hours. … 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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Women’s backcountry adventure

It’s Monday at 10:00 am and I just got up. My body is screaming – which is a good sign. It tells me I have been on an adventure this weekend; that I have pushed myself to new limits. Even … Continue reading

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A Moonlight Memorial Walk at Seymour

January 11, 2017 marked two years since we lost Neil Mackenzie and Steffi Grothe, two wonderful and inspiring club members in a tragic climbing accident on Joffre Peak that also claimed the life of Elena Cernicka. Many of our newer … Continue reading

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Why I thought it’d be a good idea to drag a snowboard up the Phelix Hut Trail

I arrived in Vancouver in December 2016 with the main purpose of “getting to know the backcountry better” and it was already dumping snow, which I knew to be relatively rare in Vancouver. I wanted to make the most of … Continue reading

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