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A European Best Buds Reunion Part 1: Dolomites, Italy

Jake Jones and I became best buds and regular adventure buddies during his time on exchange at UBC. Sadly, he had returned to Manchester to finish his degree. When Nicole Barrette and I received the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant and … Continue reading

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Island Caving Extravaganza

The trip was limited to five people; At first I was confused as to why the group size was so small, but when you find yourself in a tunnel so tight that to move forward you have breathe in, it … Continue reading

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Lake Lovely Water and beyond

30th Sep – 2nd Oct After seeing the weather forecast, plans for the weekend were a bit up in the air; shall we stay or shall we go. Amin, the trip organizer was desperately trying to organize lifts, check people … Continue reading

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East Ridge of Alpha Mountain

Participants: Artem Babaian and Jeff Taylor, July 21-22, 2016 For the last few weeks I’ve been constantly on the move and my brain flipping between tasks, often all at once. Modern life is a cacophony of stimulation; write the review … Continue reading

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Meager Obelisk, July 22-24

How it started: “Weekend plans?” – Nick Some email faff, obsessive weather monitoring and a trip change later we were in downtown picking up Ben from work.  I was really excited. My memories of Harrison thus far only included rain, … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut July 2016

Josi was in VOC about four years ago, went on trips, and made some amazing VOC videos., which you can find here: http://tinyurl.com/canada111 Recently she has been in Germany, making videos and messing with drones. This fall she’s going to … Continue reading

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Ascending Island Peak (6,189m) in Nepal

Nepal is amazing! You can hear the constant movements of glaciers, grinding against each other and against rock, witness avalanches or just sit down and be glad not to be on ‘that other slope’, where a lethal landslide just went … Continue reading

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2016 VOC Photo Contest

Each year the VOC holds a contest to show-off the best photos taken by members. There are six categories: Action Shots, Club Life, Flora and Fauna, Portrait, Miscellaneous, Landscape and an Overall Best Photo winner. 1. Action Shot 2. Club Life … Continue reading

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Blackcomb-Currie daytrip

Saturday, April 2nd. Normally, when trying to do a new (to me) ski traverse as a day-trip I end up spending far more time researching/planning the trip than I do on the trip itself (I think, for Tantalus it might … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay. Part 2

Do you know that feeling when you first get up in the morning and for several seconds have no idea where you are or how you got there? I had this same feeling that morning just before I completely woke … Continue reading

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