Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-11-09
Description : VOCene #31
Content :
VOCene #31 – November 9th,  2011
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In this VOCene:

0. Two Announcements Regarding Gear

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Slideshow - Mexico: Beyond Your Imagination · Wednesday, November 9th
2) Smith Rocks 2011 · Thursday, November 10th
3) Full Alcoholic Traverse - Tentative - Fri. Nov. 11th - Sun. Nov. 13th
4) Annual Early Season Ski Trip to Brew · Sat. Nov. 12th - Sun. Nov. 13th
5) Beginner Friendly Debacle overflow ski trip to Taylor Meadows · Sat. Nov. 12th - Sun. Nov. 13th
6) Westcomb Private Sample Sale · Tuesday, November 15th
7) Fred Beckey: Slides and Film Footage from Climbs in the Northwest · Wednesday, November 16th
8) Mt Baker Backcountry Skiing · Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th
9) Slightly Less Early Season Ski Trip to Brew· Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th
10) Beginner Friendly Backcountry Ski Trip to Elfin Lakes Hut · Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th
11) Annual VOC Formal/Ugly Sweater Winter Social! · Wednesday, November 23rd
12) Banff Mountain Film Festival - Get your ticket through the VOC - Dec 1-2nd.

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

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

V. Ms. Manners
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0. Two Announcements Regarding Gear

1) At the moment, we have run out of working skis, but are planning to fix ~10 pairs
on Thursday, so they will be available on Friday. We will be holding gear hours as usual on Remembrance Day.

1) The gear page has been rewritten, please take a look: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Gear_rental

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Slideshow - Mexico: Beyond Your Imagination · Wednesday, November 9th

Three trips to different parts of Mexico, a combination of travel, hiking and cycle touring. Presented by Gili Rosenberg and Maya Goldstein. In the clubroom at 7:30!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,78703,78933#msg-78933

2) Smith Rocks 2011 · Thursday, November 10th

Join in on this Remembrance Day weekend VOC climbing tradition: Smith Rock State Park is the premier rock climbing destination in Central Oregon and is famous worldwide as an early birth place of bolted sport climbing in North America. Climbing is on two primary volcanic rock types. The welded tuff of the main formations provides knobby and pocketed face and irregular crack climbs at all angles and all difficulties. The basalt columns of the upper and lower gorges provide steep splitter cracks and delicate bolted face climbs.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=123
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,76696

3) Full Alcoholic Traverse - Tentative - Fri. Nov. 11th - Sun. Nov. 13th

An intermediate friendly trip to ski the full Alcoholic Traverse (Brew to Brandywine). Weather and snow dependent.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=152
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78349

4) Annual Early Season Ski Trip to Brew · Sat. Nov. 12th - Sun. Nov. 13th

This trip needs no advertising, but don't forget about the pre-trip.  Also, if you aren't likely to be in the first 19 folks who get a spot, or if you'd rather go on a tenting trip to Taylor Meadows, see the overflow trip below.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=149
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78013

5) Beginner Friendly Debacle overflow ski trip to Taylor Meadows · Sat. Nov. 12th - Sun. Nov. 13th

Once again our fearless president Katherine saves us from a world less awesome. She's initiated an overflow trip for Veentra's Brew Debacle (item 10).  This trip will also be a beginner friendly ski trip, but to Taylor Meadow's where there is a day shelter but tenting overnight.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=158
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78581

6) Westcomb Private Sample Sale · Tuesday, November 15th

Westcomb is a local brand that makes technical outdoor gear, and they are having a private buy night for VOC members only.  This is likely to see some really incredible deals on their Canadian-made line of gear, including hardshells, fleeces, and down jackets. It will be held at their factory in East Van. Make sure to sign up on the Trip Agenda.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=165
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,78681

7) Fred Beckey: Slides and Film Footage from Climbs in the Northwest · Wednesday, November 16th

Mountaineering legend Fred Beckey will come shower UBC with "Life Lessons from the inventor of the 'dirtbag' lifestyle". This guy has put up tons of notable first ascents in North America, some in the area. His most famous photo is of him holding a sign on the side of the road reading "Will Belay For Food". I have a feeling he and the VOC will (or already do) get along...
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=156

8) Mt Baker Backcountry Skiing · Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th

This is your chance to come slay the powder down at Mt. Baker just across the border.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=159
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78562

9) Slightly Less Early Season Ski Trip to Brew· Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th

Is spending this weekend in the mountains just not in the cards for you?  Come along to round 2 of the Early Season Brew Debacle, next weekend! The wise wait to learn from the failures of the eager...
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=164
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78667

10) Beginner Friendly Backcountry Ski Trip to Elfin Lakes Hut · Sat. Nov. 19th - Sun. Nov. 20th

Or instead of Brew, spend the weekend up at the Elfin Lakes Hut, one of the most comfortable and popular huts around.  Elfin Lakes also offers some great beginner friendly terrain.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=166
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78807

11) Annual VOC Formal/Ugly Sweater Winter Social! · Wednesday, November 23rd

This is the annual VOC Winter Social at the Gallery (in the SUB, main level).  The amazing DJ Oker will be spinning for us, and if it's anything like last year this will be a great party! This will be a potluck, and the dress code is formal, or an ugly sweater (note, "formal" here is to be interpreted in the generalized VOC sense, including ski boots, 90's ski onesie's, etc..).
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/functions.php?tripid=140

12) Banff Mountain Film Festival - Get your ticket through the VOC - Dec 1-2nd.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to Vancouver, and we are selling tickets! $15, come during gear hours, the price at the door will be $18. Dec 1-2 at the Ridge Theater, Dec 3 at Centennial Theater (North Vancouver).
http://www.accvancouver.ca/bmffworldtour_2011.htm

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Artem has got the ball rolling for a one to two day intermediate-friendly ski trip this weekend, for the "School Overloaded" that can't get out the whole long weekend. http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78940

III. This week in the VOC

1) Past trips and events

-The Winter Sea Kayak Expedition in the Gulf Island trip went off last weekend, and the powder was great. TR on the way: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78652
-The Cerise Creek completion Work Hike happened, which involved the completion of the trail marking, some people climbing Vantage peak, and others catching some great turns: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,78458
-The Atmosphere Buy night was last week, and many VOCers enjoyed 25% off the stores' offerings.
- On Monday, a group of VOCers practices beacon searches down at Wreck.  Word has it they were clothed.
- And, how could I almost forget: MEC Buy Night!!! Apparently they raked in over 100k between us and the ACC!

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

V. Ms. Manners
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Is going on a long bike ride, and will be back next week. She's got some decisions to make first... More on that next week.
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