Tag Archives: beginner-friendly

Elfin Lakes: Beginner Friendly Overnighter

Participants: Lianne McRadu, Chantel Patterson, Vanessa Smith, Bahar Khazei, Kathryn Ney, Chrisel Brako, Maggie Campbell, Phillipa Conlin, Mirja Doren, John McKenna, Byron Wilson, Cheng-Ta Yen, Jessica Desforges, Hancock Deng, Rebecca Whaling, Margaret Gonikman, Alberto Zambon, Vanessa Porter, Stina Lindh. Anne Kessler, Rachel Spruston, Saifuddin Syed   On September 26th 2015, … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course

Alpine Skills Course or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Glacier July 10-12 2015 The crew: Sam, Sarah, Amy, Nicole, Nick, Artem, Liz I’ve dreamed of traversing a glacier, but never had the chance to do so. … Continue reading

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Lead Ladder 2015

This years Lead Ladder was a huge success! Many thanks to all the instructors who dedicated their time and energy to help teach us all the techniques and tricks of trad climbing. A special thanks goes to Jon for putting … Continue reading

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The Zum Peak Fiasco

A zum (also called a zoa) is the female offspring of a nak (female yak) and a bull (male cow). Zum Peak is a forested summit located almost in the middle of the otherwise very impressive polished granite peaks of the Llamoid Group … Continue reading

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Howe Sound Crest Trail: Team Slog

Mike Cancilla suggested a trip to the Howe Sound Crest (HSC) trail, considered by many to be the most pristine trail running and overnight hiking near metro Vancouver. Many people signed up — probably too many for one crew — … Continue reading

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Howe Sound Crest Trail: Team Carrywater

Originally published on The Ubyssey: PLACES TO BE: HOWE SOUND CREST TRAIL ► By Justin Lam Photos Koby Michaels/The Ubyssey Oh boy, some beginner trip this turned out to be. As a new member of the VOC, it quickly became apparent to … Continue reading

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Black bear and white dog in the Pinecone Burke Day Hike

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, we set out to hike to the Dennett Lake in the Pinecone Burke park, and reached the Burke Peak shown as the yellow star in the following picture. At 9am we were still sleepy, but we spotted … Continue reading

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A Semi-Alcoholic Speed Traverse

Although most people have put away their skis for the year, late May / early June is my favourite time of year for ski touring, in particular for fast traverses. The snow stays firm well into the late morning, you … Continue reading

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Cycle Touring Galiano Island

Galiano Island was one of the numerous destinations to see in Canada on my endless bucket list. At the beginning, it was supposed to be only a one-day trip. However excellent weather predicted for the weekend made me, Cora and … Continue reading

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Seymour Demonstration Forest Bike-Hike

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 I joined a small group heading to the Seymour Demonstration Trail for my first official bike-hike. I like biking, and I like hiking, so it sounded like fun. The questionable weather forecast calling for rain left … Continue reading

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