Document type : vocene
Date : 2012-07-04
Description : VOCene #10
Content :
VOCene 10  July 4th,  2012
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Happy 4th of July + a new particle has been found!

In this VOCene:

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

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1)  VOC Monthly Summer BBQ! ***TONIGHT***
2)  Lead Ladder Summer 2012   Wed. June 13th (ongoing)
3)  Reaching the Black tusk Summit!  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th
4)  Veenstras' Traverse 2012  Sat-Sun, July 7-8th
5)  Bike to Sooke  Fri-Sun, July 13-15th
6)  A Traverse of Legendary Proportions  Sat-Sun, July 14-15th



 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) VOC Monthly BBQ ***TONIGHT***

come down to Spanish Banks/Locarno Beach for our monthly summer BBQ, right at the base of Tolmie street. Tonight at 6:30!


2) 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


3)  [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)  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


4)  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

5) 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

6) A Traverse of Legendary Proportions  Sat-Sun, July 14-15th

this trip is marked tentative but if it goes, stellar views and general all-around sweetness are guaranteed!

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=283



II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

Adriana M. is looking for people to come hike part of the Juan de Fuca trail with her this weekend. The plan is to leave on Friday and return Sunday.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86548

MEC Paddle Fest is coming up July 7th asa way to score cheaper paddling gear.

Lesley W. is looking for people driving up to Squamish either today or tomorrow
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?1,86526



III. This week in the VOC

1) Past trips and events

Fun was had mountain biking along the Sea to Sky trail!
TR here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86375

Artem's trip found rain and white out conditions

some VOCers had good fun paddling around the Gulf Islands near Galiano



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,

Every week, I wait until Friday night to decide where I am going based on the most updated forecast, obviously choosing sun and happiness. Every weekend, I end up sitting on some ridge in the rain, in a whiteout wanting to punch the weatherman square in the dick. How can I find actually good weather, and not just pictures of it on my computer screen?
Sign, Cold, Wet, and Miserable

Dear C, W and M,

A while back, a friend and I definitely contemplated going and egging the weather man but then we decided to look else where for good weather instead. Some ideas are to drive to the states or head further in land.
Vantage, Leavenworth, etc. tends to be a bit more on the optimistic side of the weather then the coast mountains. If you have the time, sometimes heading out east can offer a dryer climate, but that's usually better saved for a long weekend.
Unfortunately, if you can't get to the states and don't have the time to drive far, then it's time to crack out the Gortex and suffer!! Either that or stick to sports at sea level where it's at least warm instead of cold and rainy.

Ms Manners




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