Document type : vocene
Date : 2008-01-30
Description : VOCene #36
Content :
VOCene #36 - Jan. 30, 2008
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In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
     1) Black Tusk in Winter
     2) Tele School
     3) Norske
     4) Garibaldi Lake/Sphinx Hut
     5) Brew Hut
     6) Skiing to school

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
     1) Introduction to Backcountry Skiing, Feb. 2-3, Meeting TONIGHT 6pm
     2) Slide Show: Wednesday Jan 30: Craig Alfredson - Cycling,
     diving and climbing in Cuba 
     3) Midnight Clamming Extravaganza, Feb. 9-10
     4) Introduction to Ice Climbing, Feb. 9-10

III. VOCJ 50

IV. Photo Competition
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I. Trip Reports

1) Black Tusk in Winter
Christian, Line and Piotr pulled off a winter ascent of the Black Tusk
a couple weekends ago.  Awesome pictures and report on the message
board:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2147&t=2147

2) Tele School
Tele school was this past Saturday and it went well!  I think everyone
was making great improvements.  Some people who had never skied before
were definately in better control at the end of the day :)  Thanks to
the instructors and organizers.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2266&t=2266

3) Norske
Gili, Piotr and Phillip made a possible first ski ascent of Norske (in
Manning Park) this weekend.  Of course, they were able to fit in some
nighttime dense tree disaster skiing too.  Great TR:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2265&t=2265

4) Garibaldi Lake/Sphinx Hut
The lake is confirmed frozen by a VOC party who visited the hut last
weekend.  They even skied the barrier on the way out.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2141&t=2141
http://gallery.jbedard.ca/2008/01_garibaldi/

5) Brew Hut
Since tele school was so easy for them, a bunch of people headed up to
the Brew Hut afterwards (yes, in the dark).  TR:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2214&t=2214

6) Skiing to school
Making use of the plentiful Vancouver snow, Natalie succeeded in
skiing to school yesterday:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=34629&t=34629

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Introduction to Backcountry Skiing, Feb. 2-3
Our pre-trip meeting is TONIGHT in the clubroom at 6pm.  The trip is
full though, so if you aren't signed up already, don' worry about it.
If you can't make the meeting, you'll need to organize your ride for
yourself.  Send me questions or post them on the board.  I'm even
considering changing locations for group 1, stay tuned.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Intro_to_Backcountry_Skiing_2008
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=1934&t=1934

2) Slide Show: Wednesday Jan 30: Craig Alfredson
Cycling, diving and climbing in Cuba
That's TONIGHT, 7pm, clubroom.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Slide_shows

3) Midnight Clamming Extravaganza, Feb. 9-10
Jeff has organized a clam gathering expedition.  Unfortunately it is
also full (there is a limit to avoid decimating the entire clam
population in a small area).  However, you can still come and eat the
clams!  You need to sign up on the wiki to make sure there is enough
food prepared though.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Midnight_Clamming_Extravaganza

4) Introduction to Ice Climbing, Feb. 9-10
The VOC is running an instructional ice climbing trip.  Unfortunately
it is full already.  If you are interested, head over to the wiki page
and add your name to the waiting list.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Intro_to_Ice_Climbing_2008

III. VOCJ 50

Only twelve days left to get your article in to this
year's VOCJ! A few articles have been trickling in, but we'll need
more submissions from more people to get a good representation of this
year's members and their activities. Don't miss this opportunity to
have your epic immortalized in print.

If you'd like to write something but don't know what, the editors are
looking for someone to write about Skaha access, the fight for Phelix
Creek, and Winter Longhike, among other topics. See the wiki page for
a full list.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/VOCJ50

All articles are due to Jeff Mottershead no later than Monday, January
11. Be sure to include a title for your submission and photos with
full captions and credits.

IV. Photo Competition

The VOC is running a photo competition again this year! Already some
good photos, keep 'em coming! Details on the
message board:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=34348&t=34348
http://www.ubc-voc.com/gallery/v/contest2007/
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