Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-08-24
Description : VOCene #20
Content :
VOCene #20  August 24th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Ossa Mountain, 27th, Sat. - 28th, Sun
2) Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids  Sat. Aug. 27th - Sun. Aug. 28th
3) Beginner Friendly Golden Ears Daytrip (with possible overnight)  Sat. Aug. 27th - Sun. Aug. 28th
4) Mountaineering Camp - Sat Sep 3 - Mon Sep 5

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

III. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 
IV. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers
 2) Call for Instructors- 2011 Glacier School- Sept 17-18

V. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Ossa Mountain, 27th, Sat. - 28th, Sun

A non-beginner friendly scramble in the Tantalus Range, accessed by Sigurd Creek.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75960
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=49

2) Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids  Sat. Aug. 27th - Sun. Aug. 28th

Charlie B. is organizing a kayking trip on the famous Skookuchuck Rapids. Ideal conditions are predicted! Warning, this is not for beginner whitewater kayakers.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/tripagenda_functions.php?tripid=100
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76031

3) Beginner Friendly Golden Ears Daytrip (with possible overnight)  Sat. Aug. 27th - Sun. Aug. 28th

Nisan H. is organizing a trip to climb Golden Ears, either as a day trip or as a mellow overnighter.  This trip is beginner friendly and gorgeous!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=102

4) Mountaineering Camp - Sat Sep 3 - Mon Sep 5

Celebrate labour day weekend by labouring your way up some epic peak!  The location of this non-intructional mountaineering trip is still TBD, so watch the message board for updates.

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Nishant C. is heading up Coliseum on Saturday, and has extended an invitation to anyone interested: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76117
-Kathrin L. is planning to head to Hawaii over the holiday break. Aloha!  Maybe you could be the fourth in her group? http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76091
- Tristan B. is looking for partners to trad climb or boulder with, and he's avaliable anytime! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,76107

III. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

-Jeff T organized a trip across the Semi-Alcoholic Traverse, which by the looks of it, was more than semi-sucessful: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75933
- If you've got a half hour to kill, check out the TR from Caroline J, Charlie B., and Spencer R. about their many epic days in the tantalus range: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,75868
-Chris T. has posted a TR from the recent Harisson Hut recon trip. Get up to speed here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75448
-A group of four VOCers scrambled up Tomyhoi Peak in the North Cascades, TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76078
-Len G. took a trip up Golden Ears: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76055

IV. Miscellaneous
 
1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

Woohoo, prodeals for VOC Trip organizers! In return for leading trips, you now get not only immense satisfaction, but cheap gear too!!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Discounts_for_VOC_Trip_Organizers

 2) Call for Instructors- 2011 Glacier School- Sept 17-18

If you aren't reading this from the bottom of a crevasse, it's probably because you learned glacier safety so well at VOC Glacier School. Wouldn't it be great to give back?  Now is your chance!  Our Trips Coordinator Chris has put out a call for instructors: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75480

V. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners,

Do you cut off half of your toothbrush to appear hardcore?

From,
Newb

Dear Newb,

Yes, Ms. Manner's does to subscribe to the half-toothbrush philosophy, though more for ease of packability than for weight. For those who don't know, the idea here to is to cut off some of the handle of one's toothbrush, leaving the brush part and only part of the handle.

I must say however, that this is not so much a statement about being hardcore as it is about being comfortable sticking your hand in your mouth after a long day in the mountains...

Ms. Manners


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