Document type : vocene
Date : 2012-06-29
Description : VOCene #9
Content :
VOCene 9  June 29th,  2012
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In this VOCene:

0. Free Journals for Student and Associate Club Members!! + The VOC now
sells stuff!

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1)  Lead Ladder Summer 2012   Wed. June 13th (ongoing)
2)  [Mountain Biking] Sea to Sky Trail  Sat. June 30th
3)  Mt. Frosty, Manning Park  Sat-Mon, June 30-2nd
4)  Reaching the Black tusk Summit!  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th
5)  Veenstras' Traverse 2012  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th
6)  Bike to Sooke  Fri-Sun, July 13-15th



 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 Slideshow Presenters
 3) 21 Mile Creek User Survey
 4) Mammut Pulse 3.2 Firmware Update - Available Now from the VOC



V. Ms. Manners
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0. Free Journals for Student and Associate Club Members!! + The VOC now
sells stuff!

If you haven't already then please come and pick yours up from the
clubroom! You don't want to forget to collect this years awesome little
book of memories.

ALSO

The VOC now sells a variety of VOC branded swag, as well as Zebralight H51
headlamps + John Baldwin's and Matt Gunn's guidebooks and maps (Baldwin).
Check it out!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/stuff-the-voc-sells


I. Upcoming Events and Trips


1) Lead Ladder Summer 2012   Wed. June. 13th (ongoing)

As per recent discussions on the message board, the inaugural VOC Lead
Ladder, will kick-off on Wed 13 Jun with the first of 4 x 2 hour evening
session. This will culminate with a weekend in Squamish on 14-15 Jul.

The Lead Ladder is not a formal qualification, merely an organised means
of passing on skills. It is aimed at teaching people to lead (mainly)
single pitch routes well within their comfort zone of at least 5.6 and up.
 Whilst you will learn skills required to lead climb, it won't necessarily
turn you into a 'climber', this is for you to evolve into afterwards.

More info in the link below!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=295
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,85627


2)  [Mountain Biking] Sea to Sky Trail  Sat. June 30th

Marius is biking the Sea to Sky Trail. Should be non technical and fun!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=317


3)  Mt. Frosty, Manning Park  Sat-Mon, June 30-2nd

Spend the weekend with Roland up at Mt. Frosty in Manning Park. The plan is to camp at 'Frosty Camp,' which is about halfway up. Looks like it will be a good time!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=313
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86223

4)  Reaching the Black tusk Summit!  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th

Climb the Black Tusk with Helene before she leaves us for Denmark! It should be a pretty awesome trip!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=294

5)  Veenstras' Traverse 2012  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th

The next installment of the Veentras' moderate friendly summer traverse is coming up! Location TBA

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=306

6) Bike to Sooke   Fri-Sun, June 15-17th

Bike to Sooke with Noriko! Looks like a fun chill weekend filled with good
food and beautiful island views

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=302



II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

Philip D. is going paddeling and climbing in the Okanagan. Give him a call if interested
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,86482

Lions hike Sunday or Monday (July 1 or 2) with Stephanie G.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,86466

Ryan M. is thinking of going up Golden Ears on July 2nd
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86395

Artem is going to the Anderson River group for the weekend. Their car is full but a second car is welcome to join.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86413

Andrew C. wants to do something this weekend
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86467

Critical mass tonight!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86483


III. This week in the VOC

1) Past trips and events


Intro to suffering was a success! Phil T. suffered the most :(
 http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86146


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 Slideshow Presenters

Have you been on some crazy adventure lately, or do you have some advice
to share? Consider attaining instant fame by giving a VOC slideshow next
semester by contacting our new PR exec member Cora
Skaien:http://www.ubc-voc.com/members/show_extended?target_id=3375

3) 21 Mile Creek User Survey

From Scott N: "The 21 Mile Creek drainage is a non-motorized zone and
snowmobiling is prohibited. The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC is
conducting a user survey to measure the frequency of illegal snowmobile
use in 21 Mile Creek. The results from the survey will guide compliance
and enforcement actions by government conservation officers." Please take
a brief moment to complete the survey, if you've been on a trip to 21 Mile
Creek.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,80729,80729#msg-80729

4) Mammut Pulse 3.2 Firmware Update - Available Now from the VOC

From the message board post: "The VOC can now offer firmware updates to
Mammut Pulse beacons. This is handy because firmware version 3.2 was
recently released. Why is the VOC offering this service? Because no one
else in Vancouver does and because the same tool that lets us do this also
lets us record the health of our new rental beacons. The cost for getting
the upgrade through the club is $10 for members and $15 for non-members."
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,82371



V. Ms. Manners
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Dear Ms. Manners,

I usually only do 2-3 day weekend warrior trips and one pair of underwear does the job just fine. However, I was wondering how many pairs should I bring on a week or multi-week long trip?

cheers,

Pantsless

Dear Pantsless,

Depending on how fresh you like to be down there, 1 pair/4 days or 1 pair/7 is acceptable. On month long trips you can cycle through 2 pairs by flipping them inside out.
Most importantly though is the clean pair of Victory Underwear you should have in the car awaiting your triumphant return. Even if you aren't victorious in your pursuit and had to turn around, you can still wear that fresh pair of VICTORY UNDERWEAR with pride!

Ms Manners





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