Category Archives: Special Reports

Accident Reports, Workhike Reports

Fay’s non-technical trip report of the Lizzy Lake workhike

I registered for membership in the VOC. I dropped my fee off during the Gear Hours. I signed up for a trip that seemed interesting. I went to the pre-meeting and….found myself the only one not wearing outdoor apparel in … Continue reading

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Dutch Expedition September 11–13

Else emailed me to ask if it would be irresponsible to go to our Phelix Hut during the grizzly bear “closure” with her friends from Holland who were on the “Felix” rowing team, and would they be eaten by bears. … Continue reading

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Crevasse rescue practice June 2016

Caitlin Schneider and I (Julien Renard) went to the Wedgemount glacier to practise crevasse rescues. Are you confident travelling on a glacier? Can you self-arrest? Can you rescue people out of a crevasse? While these are perfectly valid questions to … Continue reading

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Tolkien Range – July Long Weekend

July 30th: 5 A.M. Saturday morning. Beep beep beep beep beep. Rise and shine. Early mornings have never been my sort of thing, but the alarm clock doesn’t seem as daunting whenever action and adventure is on the weekend agenda. … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut July 2016

Josi was in VOC about four years ago, went on trips, and made some amazing VOC videos., which you can find here: http://tinyurl.com/canada111 Recently she has been in Germany, making videos and messing with drones. This fall she’s going to … Continue reading

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How I roasted a cougar

On Tuesday of Canada Day week I realized that I am free from work on Wednesday which extended my long weekend for one more day, which in total made me 4 days off. I picked up a suitable trip from … Continue reading

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Bears, Uzbeki Trout soup, and paddle boards; truly epic nonsense!

Participants: Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla, Natalie Makepeace, and Gabe Frame Our week was fast hurtling towards the Canada Day long weekend and our weekend plans still consisted of a long, impenetrable e-mail faff of about 10 different options. My solution … Continue reading

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TBT 4: Bugaboo Epic — A Climber’s Story (1995)

Summer mountaineering season is here and whispers of far off peaks can be heard amongst the VOCers. It’s THE time to get outside and do those iconic lines you’ve been drooling over all winter. One way to get inspired on … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut Work Trip July 01-03

This was advertised as a work trip. We did not have to climb any of the mountains in the area, so we could concentrate on getting things done. We spent July 01 working on the trail, July 02 at the … Continue reading

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Hauling Firewood

The Objective We had driven up to the Brew trail head a couple of weeks previously and cut what we estimated was about half a ton of firewood.   Now we were curious to see if we could carry it … Continue reading

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