Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-10-12
Description : VOCene #27
Content :
VOCene #27  October 12th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Workhike- Cerise Creek Trail Marking (Beginner Friendly) October 15, 2011
2) Beginner Friendly Tricouni Mission  Saturday, October 15th
3) Workhike: Cable bridge on the Phelix Creek Trail (Beginner Friendly)  Sat. Oct. 15th - Sun. Oct. 16th
4) Beginner Friendly Locomotive & Face Mountain Scrambling Trip  Sat. Oct. 15th - Sun. Oct. 16th
5) Slideshow: Fast and Light McBride Traverse - Wednesday, October 19th
6) Annual VOC Gearswap!  Wednesday, October 26th

II. This week in the VOC
 1) Past trips and events
 2) First Aid Courses at 40% Discount
 
III. Miscellaneous
 1) Rewards and incentives for trip organizers

IV. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) 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

2) Beginner Friendly Tricouni Mission  Saturday, October 15th

Come scramble up Tricouni Peak!  Note: this is a new incarnation of the Cheam and Lady Peak scrambling trip.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=119
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77679

3) Workhike: Cable bridge on the Phelix Creek Trail (Beginner Friendly)  Sat. Oct. 15th - Sun. Oct. 16th

This trip will involve a small group heading up to the Brian Waddington hut to install a cable bridge. This trip is beginner friendly!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=127

4) Beginner Friendly Locomotive & Face Mountain Scrambling Trip  Sat. Oct. 15th - Sun. Oct. 16th

This beginner friendly trip will make a great introduction to scrambling in the Coast Mountains. Don't forget the camera on this trip.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=126

5) Slideshow: Fast and Light McBride Traverse - Wednesday, October 19th

Three crazy VOCer's did this classic ski traverse in a fraction of the normal time.  Come hear all about it! 7:30 in the clubroom.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=136

6) Annual VOC Gearswap!  Wednesday, October 26th

This will be our second annual VOC gearswap, where members can buy, sell, trade, or just give away outdoor gear.  We've also invited the largest other local outdoor groups, so there should be plenty of gear floating around.  If you've got some gear that never seems to make it out of the closet, start digging it out!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=126
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77394

II. This week in the VOC

 1) Past trips and events

-A VOC group made an attempt on Castle Towers, but settled for beautiful views high above Garibaldi Lake: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77234
-Everyone made it back from the VOC trip to Brandywine Mt. last weekend: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76633
-A crew of non risk-averse VOCer's spent Saturday cliff jumping in Lynn Caynon: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77562
-Nick M. and Ben SP. managed the highly improbable feat of Meslilloet self-propelled, via cycling, canoeing, and bush-scrambling.  They found many new uses for Voile straps along the way: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77712
-Check out Sam M.'s trip report from a 7-day VOC trip completing the Stein Valley traverse.  It's beautiful and no, I didn't have time to read the whole thing either: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,75046
-There have been various postings on the message board lately regarding accidents and safety.  If you've got a moment to spare and your thinking cap on, check out: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77239, http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77630, http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77512, and http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,77307

III. 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) First Aid Courses at 40% Discount

As a VOC member, you can enjoy a special deal on Essential or Advanced first aid courses through Slipstream First Aid. Information on signing up is available here:
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77401

IV. Ms. Manners

Dear Ms. Manners,

I thought Vancouver was supposed to be so much fun for the outdoors.  But its raining all the time and I keep getting assignments at school.  What gives?

Sincerely,
Bored


Dear Bored,

Let me answer your question in limerick form:

The season is past for scrambling
Your professors are currently rambling
There's nothing to do?
Well this is not true
Towards hotsprings you could now be ambling

It's pouring, blue skies you're not seeing
Midterms coming and life is not freeing
But do not despair
It's snowing up there
In the mountains you'll soon be 'a skiing

by Ms. Manners (with assistance from Anne V. and Marcin M.)

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