Document type : vocene
Date : 2012-07-12
Description : VOCene #11
Content :
VOCene 11  July 12th,  2012
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In this VOCene:

0. Discounted climbing passes for the ROO + The VOC now
sells stuff!

I. Upcoming Events and Trips

1)  Lead Ladder Summer 2012   Wed. June 13th (finishing this weekend)
2)  Bike to Sooke  Fri-Sun, July 13-15th
3)  Sky Pilot in a Day  Sat, July 14th
4)  Work Hike: Phelix hut  Sat-Sun, July 21st-22nd
5)  Intro to Bouldering  Sat-Sun, July 21st-22nd
6)  Harrison Hut Flagging July Edition  Sat-Sun, July 28th-29th



 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. Purchase a discounted climbing day pass to the Richmond Olympic Oval (ROO) for $9.20 from the clubroom or Phil T.


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 (finishing this weekend)

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) 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

3) Sky Pilot in a Day  Sat, July 14th

Feel like getting your suffer on? Join Jeff T. to climb Skypilot in a day. Should be a long day filled with adventure, scrambling, snowy-step-kick-ing and some light bushwhacking.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=283
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86726

4) Work Hike: Phelix hut  Sat-Sun, July 21st-22nd

Beginner friendly work hike to Phelix to replace a pair of windows. Hauling the new ones up is good fun! I helped with it last year, definitely a rewarding work hike, and the Phelix Hut in the summer is beautiful.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=299
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86751

5) Intro to Bouldering  Sat-Sun, July 21st-22nd

Bouldering with Moos (pronounced Mose) in Squamish!! Time to ditch all your ropes and quick draws at home and spend some quality time on the rock.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=307
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86537

6) Harrison Hut Flagging July Edition  Sat-Sun, July 28th-29th

One of many trips to restore access to the Meager Creek Valley + the elusive Harrison Hut! Labour is needed to help move 2 large rocks that have rolled onto the logging road, and to continue flagging the proposed route.

http://www.ubc-voc.com/tripagenda/details.php?tripid=316
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86316

II. Trip Ideas and Partners Sought

Colin P. is planning his own Sky Pilot in a day sufferfest TOMORROW July 13th and is looking for volunteers
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86774

Jon L. is looking for people to join him climbing in Sully's Hangout tonight
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86738

Colin P. is also looking for people to climb Ranier with him via Liberty Ridge on the 21st. Leave Friday and return Tuesday at the latest
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86777

Spencer R. is looking for people to attempt the North Twin Sister with him this weekend.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86748

Squamish weekend faff
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86683

Jim R. wants to hike the Chief this Saturday
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86713


III. This week in the VOC

1) Past trips and events

Check out Maya and Gilis TR from their long weekend cycling trip of the Merrit-Kamloops loop.
http://www.ubc-voc.com/phorum5/read.php?3,86668

Veenstras' Traverse TR!
http://www.ubc-voc.com/2012/07/11/youre-not-so-bad-veenstras-traverse

Black Tusk trip was a success,  12 people made the summit but type 1 fun was had by all 16!



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,

This past weekend, my mates and I engaged a trip-long competitive bout of fart tennis. Rather appropriate for an all-guy adventure. Do all-girl trips have according matches of quief tennis?

-gas champion


Dear Gas Champion,

I'm sure as you guys all cuddled together in your ultra light circus tent, in your -5 bags when it's actually -20 outside - talking about your nuts, that long ice screw that you managed to get all the way in, or about how your bladder keeps leaking - you wondered why there were 4 guys and 0 girls in that tent. My only advice to you is, that the next time you see a VOC girl summiting some bad ass pointy thing and wonder why she isn't also summiting your pointy thing, reread the question you sent it - that's why.

Ms. Manners



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