Document type : vocene
Date : 2011-12-07
Description : VOCene #35
Content :
VOCene #35  December 7th,  2011
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Good luck finishing the semester, you lovely people.

In this VOCene:

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Beginner-friendly Day trip: Backcountry hopefully powpow skiing , Maybe Paul Ridge  Saturday, December 10th
2) We love Brew hut (beginner friendly)  Sat. Dec. 10th - Sun. Dec. 11th
3) It's our birthday so lets Ski and Party!- Beginner Friendly Phelix Creek Dec 10-11  Sat. Dec. 10th - Sun. Dec. 11th
4) 'Pow Pow' Sledging trip to Red Heather  Sunday, December 11th
5) Beacon search night  Wednesday, December 14th
6) Tele Lesson at Cypress  Thursday, December 15th
7) Tentative:  Kinda Beginner Friendly Ski Day trip on the North Shore-Rambling  Friday, December 16th
8) AST1 - AST2 Avalanche Skills Courses- Dec 17th and on
9) New Years at Phelix Hut  Mon. Dec. 26th - Mon. Jan. 2nd
10) 20 hour Wilderness First Aid  Tentative Date : Sat. Feb. 4th - Sun. Feb. 5th

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 VOC journal articles - 54th edition!

V. Ms. Manners
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I. Upcoming Events and Trips
1) Maybe Beginner-friendly Day trip: Backcountry hopefully powpow skiing , Maybe Paul Ridge  Saturday, December 10th
Pre-trip is going on right now, so if you're going you should be there!  But, the trip is not cancelled. Katherine will be running it.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=145
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79528

2) We love Brew hut (beginner friendly)  Sat. Dec. 10th - Sun. Dec. 11th

Another overnighter up to the magically place that is Brew!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=182
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79786

3) It's our birthday so lets Ski and Party!- Beginner Friendly Phelix Creek Dec 10-11  Sat. Dec. 10th - Sun. Dec. 11th

It's a double birthday party! Sam BM. and Kathrin L. will both be celebrating up at Phelix, and it promises to be a blast!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79827
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/functions.php?tripid=184

4) 'Pow Pow' Sledging trip to Red Heather  Sunday, December 11th

If skiing is not exciting enough for you (or too exciting), perhaps snowshoeing up and "sledging" back down from Red Heather is more your thing!  This trip promises to be playful and a lot of fun!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=177

5) Beacon search night  Wednesday, December 14th

Another opportunity to practice with avalanche beacons at UBC (probably Wreck beach). Having come to a beacon practice is a bare minimum for most winter trips with the VOC.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,80039
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=200
6) Tele Lesson at Cypress  Thursday, December 15th
An instructional night run by the Vancouver Telemark Club to learn or brush up on those telemark skills
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,80033
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=198

7) Tentative: Kinda Beg. Friendly Ski Day trip on the North Shore-Rambling about the area behind Grouse?  Friday, December 16th

A day trip to explore some of the back-country on the North Shore, with the express purpose of working off some exam-time calories. Tentative on weather.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=199
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,80038

8) AST1 - AST2 Avalanche Skills Courses- Dec 17th and on

Avalanche awareness and skills are essential for winter back country travel around here.  VOC members are strongly encouraged to take Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses, and every year we work out a deal with Canada West Mountain School to provide professionally tough courses. These usually combine classroom instruction and field practice at Seymour or Whistler.  These courses will be run in various blocks in December and January (and an AST2 course in Feb.) Block 1 for December 17th and 18th may still have a spot or two.  Other blocks begin in January. More information here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79165

9) New Years at Phelix Hut  Mon. Dec. 26th - Mon. Jan. 2nd

The holidays are almost here, and it's time to start planning to bring in the New Year up at Phelix!  Note that this is not a "led" trip, but will rather be a loosely coordinated bunch of groups sharing the same space and celebrating together.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,77985
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=179

10) 20 hour Wilderness First Aid  Tentative Date : Sat. Feb. 4th - Sun. Feb. 5th

This will be on a weekend in late January or February: another chance to take a first-aid course from Slipstream with a deep VOC discount. Courses like this can me the difference between life and death for you and your friends.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,80161
http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/functions.php?tripid=195

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

-Chris B. is wondering if anyone else would like to take an ice-climbing course with him: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,80191

III. This week in the VOC

1) Past trips and events

-Last week saw the 7th annual Jared Stanley memorial lecture.  Chris Lawrence from Canada West Mountain School and Squamish SAR spoke and got us all stoked with some amazing photos and stories. Thanks to Phil T. for organizing and emceeing. A beacon practice followed - thanks to Jeff T. and Chris Y. for that.
 - Feuerzangenbowle happened.  Need I say more? Check it out here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79617
- A VOC crew bagged Vantage peak under beautiful blue skies,  TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,79824
- Another crew headed to Paul ridge, I think.

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 VOC journal articles - 54th edition!

Time to start writing up those crazy memories of outdoor experiences this past year, or just turning your existing TR's into journal articles!  Every year, the VOC immortalizes the wonderful fun we have in the outdoors in the VOC Journal.  Receiving a journal is a priveledge of membership in the VOC, and it relies completely on submissions from people like you!  Check out the message board for more information about the deadline and types of things you can contribute: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,79263

V. Ms. Manners
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Ms. Manners has the week off to focus on her exams. If you have any questions regarding dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, endogenous regressors or signalling games with incomplete information, she is available for consultation.

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