Document type : vocene
Date : 2007-08-22
Description : VOCene #16
Content :
VOCene #16 - August 22, 2007
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In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
    1) Mt. Urquhart
    2) Assiniboine
    3) Rainy Day Scrambling
    4) Stein Valley Traverse

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
    1) Beginner Friendly Golden Ears Hike, Aug. 25-26
    2) Mountaineering Camp, Sept. 1-3
    3) Europa, Aug. 23

III. Other
    1) Waldorf School Hiking Guide
    2) MOT Weather Station Data
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Wow, long time no VOCene!

I. Trip Reports

1) Mt. Urquhart
Richard So guided Matt Gunn and Andre Zimmermann up the
SW ridge of Mt. Urquhart, east of Harrison Lake.  Good photos, with
captions!  More people should caption their gallery photos, it really
helps to understand what is going on in the pictures.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/gallery/v/so_richard/album_029/
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29805&t=29805

2) Assiniboine
Roland has returned from a trip to Mt. Assiniboine in the Rockies.
His TR includes detailed cost-analysis information.  Unfortunately it
seems his family failed to make the summit.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29829&t=29829

3) Rainy Day Scrambling
Christian V. has posted two TRs of the trips he has been dragging Line
on while she is back in town for a visit.  It seems they went to
Lovelywater, partially just so they could do the tyrolean (?!) and
also tramped around in Garibaldi Park in the rain and snow.  No cacti
were harmed during these trips.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29886&t=29886

4) Stein Valley Traverse
THe lack of VOCenes was in part caused by my trip to the Stein
Valley.  TR is posted here:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29905&t=29905

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Beginner Friendly Golden Ears Hike, Aug. 25-26
Another beginner friendly hike is getting organized for this weekend.
If you want to climb this famous mountain, now is your chance.  Check
out the message board for more organization.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29705&t=29705

2) Mountaineering Camp, Sept. 1-3
Mountaineering camp is at Wedgemount Lake this year on the Labour Day
weekend.  Mountaineering camp is for experienced people to go and
climb some peaks together and is not an instructional trip.  That
said, people who are less experienced are generally welcome, just
don't expect to be carried to the top.  You'll need to be
self-organizing.  Check the message board and wiki for more info.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Mountaineering_Camp/2007

3) Europa, Aug. 23
Jeff is looking for a fearless volunteer to do some digging with an
ice axe while dodging falling trees.  I believe this all happens in
the dead of night.  If this sounds good to you, contact Jeff or check
the board.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29890&t=29890

III. Other

1) Waldorf School Hiking Guide
You could earn cash!  $660 to be exact to guide some high school
students on a hike, possibly in the Stein.  See the message board for
more details.  Sorry if these positions are already filled.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29797&t=29797

2) MOT Weather Station Data
Matt Gunn is trying to convince the government to give open access to
a huge amount of weather data collected by MOT weather stations.  For
some more info on this topic and to see how you can help get access to
this useful information, see the board.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=29828&t=29828
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