Document type : vocene
Date : 2009-08-20
Description : VOCene #10
Content :
VOCene #10 - August 20th, 2009
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips
1) Mountaineering Camp 2009 - September 5th to 7th
2) Harrison Hut Midweek Ramble - August 24th
3) Hiking/Music Festival - September 5th - 9th
4) Gold Mine Trip - September 5th - 7th
5) Garibaldi Neve Crossing - August 29th-30th
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Mountaineering Camp 2009

Mountaineering camp is our pre-school year trip where VOC'ers of all abilities get together to bag some peaks, climb, hike, talk about all the skiing they want to do this year, or just ramble on. This is not an instructional trip but there will undoubtedly be experienced members willing to take inexperienced members with them and show them the ropes (or at least make them carry the ropes).

Wiki for details and signup:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Mountaineering_Camp_2009


2) Harrison Hut Midweek Ramble - August 24th

Roland is heading to the Harrison Hut and might still have some car space left if you're quick!

Trip is Low Output and Beginner Friendly. The Harrison Hut is the least-often visited of our four Huts, and arguably in the most interesting location. We'll be passing Meager Hot Springs, but it might not be hot spring weather.

If you have a few days off next week and you are looking for a cheap trip to somewhere interesting, this might be the trip for you.

Info on the message board and the wiki:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=9939&t=9939
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Mid-week_Ramble_to_Harrison_Hut

3) Hiking/Music Festival - September 5th - 9th

Two trips for the price of one! The plan is to hike Mt. Raineer or climb Vantage and then head to Seattle for the music festival. If you're interested, check the message board ASAP.

Message Board:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=9954&t=9954

4) Gold Mine Trip - September 5th - 7th

A 3-day multimodal trip over the labour day weekend to southeast Garibaldi Park to search for the mythical gold mine - boat ride, mountain biking (35 km), bushwhack (4 km), alpine hiking (10 km), and maybe some scrambling (distances are one way).

This has the potential to turn into an epic, especially if the mine is actually found.

Check the message board for details:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum2/read.php?f=3&i=9918&t=9918

5) Garibaldi Neve Crossing - August 29th-30th

The Garibaldi Neve is the huge glaciated icefield behind the Garibaldi massif. Everyone knows the it as the classic ski traverse, when the crevasses are all filled in and buried under the huge snowfall the area receives. But is it possible in the summer, when the snow has melted and the crevasses open up? Of course - but is it possible by us? With this winter's record low snowfall it should be mostly bare ice - which means no dealing with ropes, just strap on the crampons and go!

Wiki for details and signup:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/29Aug2009_neve_crossing

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