Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-11-01
Description : VOCene #27 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.

Photo of the Week: Classic BC rain on the Eagle Bluffs and Black Mountain day hike this past weekend. Picture taken by Tim Fisher.

Upcoming Trips

Wilderness First Aid practice (  (tonight!)
November 2 --- VOC clubroom
Review, discuss, and learn more about wilderness first aid.

MEC club night (
November 3 --- MEC Vancouver
Get gear with a 10% discount! Volunteers (,120298)  are also needed for the event.

Longsoak - Hotsprings weekend (
November 5 - 6 --- tbc
Plan is to soak, share drinks and food, and soak some more.

Elsay Lake overnight hike (
November 5 - 6 --- Elsay
Trip is dependent on the weather staying warm, if we get more snow, we'll reschedule it for a snowshoe adventure.

Slideshow: Type II fun buddies (
November 9 --- ESB 2012
Ever wonder what it's like to ice climb in Nike's, get zapped by lightning, or be Bear Grylls? I present how I learned to climb, hike, and be competent in the outdoors through my many failed trips and partners.

Intermediate powder slaying and #Hutlife (
November 11 - 13 --- Phelix Hut
Join for skiing at Phelix Hut over the remembrance day long weekend.
Past Trips
Ms. Manners enjoys sharing your trip pictures. Please send them her way (so that she doesn't have to harrass you to get them)!
Eagle Bluffs and Black Mountain hike: Saturday's hike had 19 attendees and despite minor hiccups with one vehicle giving up halfway up the hill, everyone made it to the building at Cypress Ski Resort! It was impressive how well dressed everyone was for wet weather, and just as well because the day was going to test the limits of what we had brought. How good is your rain jacket really? Needless to say everyone had fun, and for many it was their first VOC trip ever! All had a fantastic day with new friendships made.
Message Board Notes
* Help volunteer at MEC club's night! (,120298)
* Mountain biking thread (,120227)
* Missing tent poles (,120267) from lost & found
* Transit to Tsawwassen (http://) by bike
* Exec meeting minutes (,120217)
* VOC trad rack (,120041)
* Building solar lighting (,120186) at Harrison Hut
* Use a smartphone as a backcountry tool (,120010)
* FS (,120245) : used targa ascent tele bindings

Ms. Manners
Ms. Manners had a pile of papers to read and other things to deal with. She'll try to make up for it next week.
Ms. Manners is the VOC's resident expert on mountaineering and outdoors etiquette. Do you have a question for Ms. Manners? Email the VOCene editor and it will be forwarded on to Ms. Manners.

VOCene #27, Nov. 2 2016

Brief incident report:

On Sunday a group of VOCers went skiing at Metal Dome including Ross. Ross' ski got caught in heavy snow and as the ski twisted uphill the binding didn't release and he broke his tibula & fibula. Two skiers from another party who were in the area took charge of the situation and everybody helped out. Together they managed the situation and contacted SAR for a rescue (there was phone contact, a SPOT, and an InReach). A helicopter lifted him off the slope to a flatter area and from there he was flown to Whistler and transported to North Van. He is now recovering in the hospital. Special thank you to everyone who helped with the situation and rescue!

P.S. Ross' mom doesn't know yet, so please don't post things on social media.

Ye Olde VOC:
A weekly recollection of the past of the club.
Quote of the Week:

β€œIt is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”
β€” Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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