Tag Archives: backcountry

A full weekend – Bridges, Pemberton Icecap, and Squamish-Cheakamus Divide

After crossing the Tantalus Range in a day last season I have been anxious to get out there and do another new long traverse in a short amount of time. A new baby (now 7 months old) has generally limited … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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Emergency skills practice: Victim’s point of view

On the weekend of 11-12 of January, a snowstorm convinced some VOCers that going on fancy backcountry skiing trips wasn’t a good idea. But staying home? Really, that’s a possibility? Instead of losing our time by sleeping, studying, cleaning or … Continue reading

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Zoa Peak: An intro to Voile Strap Bindings

The night before was full of excitement, not knowing what to expect from my first real backcountry ski trip. Overwhelmed with excitement, I almost couldn’t sleep that night. What would teleskiing be like? Would I tumble down the mountain upon … Continue reading

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Team Alpine Start and the Sunshine Coast Trail: June 20- July 1, 2013

  Introduction (Cora): A few months back, my friend Ionatan contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in joining him on the Sunshine Coast Trail near Powell River. This trail is 180 km long, and includes many … Continue reading

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The Misty Icefield Traverse (April 20-28)

On April 20, Piotr Forysinski, Ben SP, Clemens Adolphs, Stephanie Grothe and I (Julien Renard) decided to put an end to the month long email faff that was threatening to overload my email account and finally go explore the Misty … Continue reading

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Challenges and Triumphs Found at Harrison Hut Workhike (May 18-20)

Culibrk, L. Renard, J. Frame, G. Maleki, A. Richardson, J. Campbell, R. Steklova, K. Chenyakiri, Y. Price, M. Van Der Starr, T. Dalstein, B. Veenstra, C Abstract The Harrison Hut has been an extremely useful asset in outdoor activities for … Continue reading

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Intro to back-country Burns suppers on skis!

The intro to backcountry trips have had an eventful recent history. I don’t know the exact details but the last two trips involved either severe hypothermia or actual helicopters! I have previously commented that I’ve enjoyed many painstakingly organised, smooth … Continue reading

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Phelix New Years 2013

Day 1: With Derry and Greg, Carolyn and I started off on our first backcountry ski trip, dark and early at 0530 on December 28, 2012. The Jeep was pretending to be a coffee house, complete with tunes, breakfast wraps … Continue reading

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Baker Backcountry – perfect start to a year!

33 years after my last VOC adventure I have to admit to being a newbie in the backcountry. I have strained the boundaries of countless ski resorts but have finally broken FREE and love it. Thank you to Ran for … Continue reading

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