Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-09-27
Description : VOCene #25
Content :
VOCene #25  September 27th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

0. Special Announcement: Renew Your Membership!

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Longhike 2011  Fri. Sep. 30th - Sun. Oct. 2nd
2) Kayak Polo in the UBC Pool   Tuesday, October 4th
3) Slideshow: Adventures on the Columbia Icefield - Oct 5th @ 19:00
4) Workhike: Meager Creek Route Construction  Sat. Oct. 8th - Mon. Oct. 10th
5) Beginner-friendly Hike and Scramble Day trip up Brandywine Mountain  Saturday, October 8th
6) Workhike- Cerise Creek Trail Marking (Beginner Friendly) October 15, 2011
7) Beginner Friendly Lady then Cheam  Saturday, October 15th

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

III. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 2) From the exec's desk
 
IV. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

V. Ms. Manners
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0. Special Announcement: Renew Your Membership!

2010-2011 memberships expire this Friday, September 30th.  Be sure to renew if you are planning to go to Longhike, as membership is a requirement to attend.

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Longhike 2011  Fri. Sep. 30th - Sun. Oct. 2nd

Long Hike is the VOC's annual rock climbing instructional weekend and giant party in Squamish.  Tickets are almost sold out, but there may still be a few left tomorrow.  Mandatory pretrip is tomorrow night!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76177
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=93

2) Kayak Polo in the UBC Pool   Tuesday, October 4th

Come practice kayaking skills (e.g. rolling) and play kayak polo in the outdoor pool on campus.  This will probably be an ongoing event this winter - first time is next Tuesday.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=122
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77067

3) Slideshow: Adventures on the Columbia Icefield - Oct 5th @ 19:00

Ira S. and Nick M. will be talking about a week spent ski mountaineering on the Columbia Icefield this summer. Slideshow will be in the clubroom.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77131

4) Workhike: Meager Creek Route Construction  Sat. Oct. 8th - Mon. Oct. 10th

Ever wondered who builds trails? Now is your chance to be that person, and help restore access to one of the VOC's four huts.  The Harrisson has been inaccessible for two years now after the second largest landslide in Canadian history took out our existing route to the hut. We'll be restoring access by constructing a new 6km route.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=115

5) Beginner-friendly Hike and Scramble Day trip up Brandywine Mountain  Saturday, October 8th

Come scramble up a classic BC peak, with beautiful alpine scenery.  This one's a daytrip and beginner-friendly, so no excuses!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=54
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76633
 
6) Workhike- Cerise Creek Trail Marking (Beginner Friendly) October 15, 2011

This trip is a great opportunity to contribute to the club by helping to improve the trail marking along the Cerise Creek trail. This could turn into an overnight trip; check the message board for updates.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77122
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=121

7) Beginner Friendly Lady then Cheam  Saturday, October 15th

These two peaks tower over Chilliwack, BC and make an excellent day of scrambling.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=119

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Breanne J. is looking to get out climbing at Lighthouse Park or Squamish Wednesday and Thursday of this week: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77180

III. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

-Thanks to Caroline J. and everyone who came out to represent the club at Clubs Days.  Also to Chris Yuen for running the Intro night on Monday.
- A VOC crew went to work on the trail to our Brew Hut this past weekend. Some photos are up, and TR (trip report) is to come: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76535
- This past weekend saw a sea kayaking trip up Indian Arm.  Noriko O. posted a video from the trip! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76384
- A few VOCer's made it up Mt. Baker and back down in 12 hours! http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76917
- A group did the Hanes Valley trail in the North Shore mountains: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76423
- This weekend also saw workhikes to flag the new Meager Creek route, as well as a trip to do some outhouse work for the new Tenquille lake hut.
- Gili R. posted a TR from two weeks of scrambling and other assorted fun in the Rockies: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77123

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) From the exec's desk

We've recently updated our website, thanks to the tireless efforts of Marius M.  If you notice any bugs with the new version, be sure to post them here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,76386,page=3


V. Ms. Manners

Dear miss manners

I am new to the VOC and I am wondering if I should always bring my
Speedo swimmers on trip in case I want to take a refreshing dip into a
lake along the way. I am also worried about the extra weight
What to more experienced VOC memebers do to swim?

Regards,
Nude



Thanks for your question, Nude.  The swimwear seen around the the VOC runs the gamut from "my grandmother would wear that" all the way to "whoa, I wasn't quite expecting to see THAT!".  Whatever you want to wear in the water won't raise any eyebrows around the VOC; its pretty much all gravy with this crowd.  And that could include deciding that your Speedo is "too heavy".  In fact, it's quite fashionable among VOC veterans to pretend that one is too weak to carry a bathing suit, and must therefore swim naked. Everyone can see through their thinly veiled excuses though. On some occasions, certain VOCer's have been known to keep their clothes off even when there is no longer any water around.

Now, given your name, what were you planing to wear to climb in during Longhike?

Sincerely,

Miss Manners


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