Document type : vocene
Date : 2007-05-30
Description : VOCene #7
Content :
VOCene #7 - May 30, 2007
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In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
     1) Beginner Rock (May 26)
     2) Anvil Island
     3) Tantalus
     4) Europa cleaning: new testicles
     5) Mt. Baker (again)
     6) Wadi Feid, Jordan
     7) Zion

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
     1) Frisbee (tonight(!) and ongoing)
     2) Weekday Afternoon Rock Climbing (Thursday, ongoing)
     3) Hiking this weekend
     4) Whitewater Kayaking (June 10)
     5) Beginner Rock II (June 24)

III. Recreation and Conservation

IV. Other
     1) "Travel With Purpose" Photo Contest
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I. Trip Reports

1) Beginner Rock (May 26)
This trip seems to have gone off without a hitch,
with the first recorded arrival of everyone on a VOC trip at the same
(correct) time.  Apparently lots of people climbed stuff and no one
died.  What more could you ask for?  See section II for the next
installment in this trip series!
Photos: http://www.ubc-voc.com/gallery/v/jeffigator/BeginnerRock/

2) Anvil Island
Last Wednesday Marcin and Philipp canoed to Anvil Island and hiked up
Leading peak.  Apparently if you want to cross the Bible Camp's land,
you are supposed to pay them $25.  Seth wondered if Jesus would charge
you $25 to cross His land.  Fortunately if appears that there is at
least one good alternate beaching spot (see link below for details).
Message board thread:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27036&t=27036

3) Tantalus
Piotr and Felix negotiated the tyrolean and made it to Lake
Lovelywater.  Shockingly, they reported rain and slush, rather than
beautiful climbing conditions.  They came back down and crossed the
river in record time after figuring a good pulley system.

4) Europa cleaning: new testicles
There is no way I can duplicate this in the VOCene, you'll have to
read the TR on the message board:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27134&t=27134

5) Mt. Baker (again)
Bram and co. went to Baker.  A white-out ensued, so they didn't make
the summit.  Their TR includes a good route description:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27183&t=27183

6) Wadi Feid, Jordan
Gili reports on good canyoning in the middle east.  See the thread for
more info and links:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27262&t=27262

7) Zion
Tim posted some info on his trip to Utah, Zion National Park and the
surrounding area.  Some info on canyoning.  Just don't end up like
Aron Ralston.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27137&t=27137

II. Upcoming Events and Trip

1) Frisbee (tonight(!) and ongoing)
Frisbee continues this evening at the base of Tolmie.  Seems to be
happening every Wednesday.

2) Weekday Afternoon Rock Climbing (Thursday, ongoing)
Similarly, people are going to Lighthouse Park again this Thursday
evening.  Seems like people stay long into the night, so you could go
even if you don't get off work till later.  Beware the mystery bugs.

3) Hiking this weekend - Beginner Friendly!
If you are new to the club (or not) and want to go on an "easy" hike,
see this thread on the message board.  Looks like there are several
options!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=27250&t=27250

4) Whitewater Kayaking (June 10)
Looks like we're getting an intro the whitewater session organized.
See the wiki and board for details:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/White_Water_Kayak_Training/River_Day
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=26983&t=26983

5) Beginner Rock II (June 24)
Back by popular demand!  The next installment of this trip is starting
organization a month in advance!  Is this a good idea?  Who knows, but
check out the wiki if you are interested:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Beginner_Rock_II

III. Recreation and Conservation
The VOC is a member of the FMCBC (the Federation of Mountain Clubs of
British Columbia).  Some notes from the most recent meeting of the
FMCBC Recreation and Conservation committee are available here:
http://www.phas.ubc.ca/~swebster/recandconmay28.html

IV. Other
1) "Travel With Purpose" Photo Contest

Verge Magazine and the Go Abroad Fair, in collaboration with Rough
Guides and Ingle International, have launched the 2007 Travel With
Purpose Photo of the Year Competition. Enter to win the Grand Prize of
$1,000. Selected short-listed images will be displayed at the 2007
Toronto and Vancouver Go Abroad Fairs, and will be published in Verge
Magazine's Photo Annual edition. Contributions from Canadians who have
worked, volunteered or studied overseas, or have spent some time
overseas, are particularly welcome. Short-listed photographers will
receive a prize pack including a Rough Guide of their choice and a
Verge Magazine gift subscription.

Deadline for Entries: July 1, 2007

Please visit http://www.vergemagazine.ca/photocontest for contest
rules and categories, and to download an entry form.
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