Document type : vocene
Date : 2008-03-13
Description : VOCene #42
Content :
VOCene #42 - Mar. 13, 2008
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In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
     1) Phelix Trail Markers
     2) Spearhead
     3) Hanging Lake

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
     1) ACC/VOC Garibaldi Neve Traverse, Mar. 15-16
     2) Neve Alternative Ski Trip, Mar. 15-16
     3) C5, Mar. 21-24
     4) Banquet, Apr. 2 Awards and Exec Noms.

III. Other
     1) Budget Suggestions
     2) Return Gear
     3) T-Shirts!
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I will be away for the next three weeks (Death Valley, J-Tree, Grand
Canyon) so Natalie Stafl will be taking over as VOCene editor for that
time.  Actually, I guess we will have a new executive by then, so this
will be my last VOCene!  It's been a pleasure to send them this year;
hopefully you found them of some use and entertainment.

I. Trip Reports

1) Phelix Trail Markers
A dozen VOCers went to Phelix and installed retroreflective markers
along the trail.  Things went pretty smoothly so work is almost
complete!  Some of us went for a nightfall ski run down Cabin Hill and
more skiing was done on Sunday, including some couloir skiing, the
Aragorn Glacier, and more Cabin Hill.  Everyone made it back to the
cars ok and this time my doors weren't even frozen shut!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=2823&t=2823

2) Spearhead
Bram, Thomas and Thomas went out to try the Spearhead Traverse.  They
started at Blackcomb and made it to the Tremor-Shudder col where they
decided to spend the night due to poor weather.  Interestingly, Bram
experienced a bit of altitude sickness, despite the col being "only"
at 2600m (which is actually pretty high for around here).  Despite
feeling better the next day, they were still forced to retreat due to
continuing poor conditions.  Watch out for the Spearhead, it can be
tricky!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=3032&t=3032

3) Hanging Lake
Richard and Pete went up to Hanging Lake (near Sproatt) via the new
olympic XC area.  See Richard's photo TR with some more access
information:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=3005&t=3005

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) ACC/VOC Garibaldi Neve Traverse, Mar. 15-16
A joint ACC/VOC traverse is in the works.  Looks crowded.  See the
message board and wiki:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=3026&t=3026
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Joint_ACC/VOC_Garibaldi_Neve_Traverse_2008

2) Neve Alternative Ski Trip, Mar. 15-16
An alternative to the overcrowded Neve is also being organized.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=3065&t=3065

3) C5, Mar. 21-24
A celebration is in order for the return of a VOCer to the area.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=3035&t=3035
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Charlie_Caunt%27s_Crazy_Celebratory_Creation

4) Banquet, Apr. 2
SUB Ballroom, 7pm-12am
Set up help at 6:30pm is welcomed.
Mark it on your calendars, the banquet has been scheduled!

We need nominations for awards!  See the thread:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=35452&t=35452

Next year's executive will be elected at the banquet.  Forms are
posted outside the clubroom for executive nominations!  Check out the
positions here:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Executive

III. Other

1) Budget Suggestions
Next year's budget will be decided at the banquet so we are taking
suggestions.  Please see the message board thread and provide your
input!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=35762&t=35762

2) Return Gear
We need to do a gear inventory as the end of term approaches!  RETURN
THE GEAR!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=1&i=34222&t=34222

3) T-Shirts!
The new t-shirts have arrived!!! $15, clubroom.  Check them out, they
are awesometastical.
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