Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-09-08
Description : VOCene #22
Content :
VOCene #22  September 8th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Brew Poo Trip Act I  Sat. Sep. 10th - Sun. Sep. 11th
2) Beginner Friendly Lynn Peak Hike  Saturday, September 10th
3) Beginner Friendly Garibaldi Lake Crossover  Sat. Sep. 10th - Sun. Sep. 11th
4) Glacier School 2011 - Sat. Sep. 17th - Sun. Sep. 18th

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) Longhike Call for Instructors

V. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Brew Poo Trip Act I  Sat. Sep. 10th - Sun. Sep. 11th

Join Piotr F. on a poo themed mission up to the Brew hut.  The outhouse is full, so this trip will serve to empty it as well as do some preparations for changing the  system we are using there.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=108
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76432

2) Beginner Friendly Lynn Peak Hike  Saturday, September 10th
Jump on this daytrip for a beginner-friendly time up Lynn Peak on Vancouver's North Shore.  This mountain is transit accessible and affords beautiful views over the city!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=111

3) Beginner Friendly Garibaldi Lake Crossover  Sat. Sep. 10th - Sun. Sep. 11th

This is the third installment of Roland's Summer 2011 Garibaldi Provincial Park awesome trip series.  An overnight hike with the possibility to start or end at either Cheakamus Lake or the Rubble Creek parking lots. 
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76036
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=44

4) Glacier School 2011 - Sat. Sep. 17th - Sun. Sep. 18th

The VOC's annual glacier skills instructional trip!  Currently all spots are filled but they may open up if people bail.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76049
G1: http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=97
G2: http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda_details.php?tripid=101

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Christian H. and Martin M. are looking for a few more partners to climb Wedge Mt. this weekend, in a long day.  http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76494

-Chris B. is looking to scramble Stonerabbit peak on Saturday, and has room for two: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,76481

-Michael is new in town and is looking for partners for multi-pitch trad/alpine climbing: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,76407

III. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

-This past weekend saw the VOC's annual mountaineering camp in the Joffre group.  Lots of objectives were climbed under beautiful clear skies.  Soak up some of the joy here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76211

-Nick M., Nick G., and Brad W. completed a traverse of the Tantalus range.  I know, awesome!  http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76350

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) Longhike Call for Instructors

Give back to the club by helping teach rock climbing safety and skills at the VOC's annual Longhike. If you teach, you get to attend Squamish's best rock-climbing/dance party of the year for free! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76284

V. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners

I'm an Alumni living in Calgary, but still read the VOCene mostly for
the Ms. Manners section. I find the column/section informative even
though I am on the exact opposite side of the mountains from
Vancouver.   I have a question I have been dying to ask:

I'm planning a trip to Indian Creek, Utah this fall. The climbs there
are reputed to be perfect splitter cracks requiring upwards of 12-15
of a single sized piece. I have quick access to about 3 of most common
cam sizes, leaving me a few pieces short by a factor of 4. If I want
to plan a trip size of about 4 people (one car), and thus will need at
least 10 racks for the two climbing pairs, how do I send an invite to
my friends such that I get over twice as many racks as I get people?

Thank you

Rack-Addict


Dear Rack-Addict,

Thanks for your question! This dilemma has a very simple solution. Just follow these easy steps:

1) Find nine friends with nice racks and tell them that you found this hippied-out old mini school-bus that can fit them for a climbing trip to Utah.
2) Tell them that you need to grab their gear the night before to maximize organization.  You especially need to grab their racks.
3) Cancel on all but three (probably the three with the best racks, in case they try to get them back). "Uh, the vegetable oil congealed in gas line. We gotta take my Civic now".
4) Send the climbs in glory.
5) (Optional) Return the bamboozled racks to your new friends-turned-enemies

Let us know how it goes!

Miss Manners





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