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Jasper ER–March 14, 2016

In some sense this doesn’t qualify as being a real trip report, since it involves chair lifts, and ambulances have motors, but it’s probably something most VOCers can relate to, as most end up resorting to resorts at some point. … Continue reading

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The time we “didn’t” climb Siwash Rock

The following TR is entirely hypothetical and the pictures are photoshopped, probably. “Siwash itself is not a quality climb – using the standard ‘star’ system of quality ratings it wouldn’t get even half of a star” – Bivouac.com How could … Continue reading

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Unfinished Ungulates

Veenstra Traverse 2015 Part 2: Unfinished Ungulates Participants: Ben Singleton-Poster, Christian Veenstra, Ian Johnston, Kevin Pierce, and Liz Lund.  After last weekend’s Zum Peak Fiasco, a return to the Coquihalla seemed necessary. Not going back would basically be admitting defeat … Continue reading

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Seymour Saturday Nov 01

At 9 am, the parking lot at Seymour was a sheet of ice, which made it necessary to drive carefully unless you were into doing donuts. For the first half hour we needed to walk somewhat carefully to avoid patches … Continue reading

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Phelix Creek // 10-13 October 2014

I showered three times before arriving to the car. I’d never hiked before, nor been on a camping trip of any sort. All I knew was that the warm glow of cleanliness I was currently basking in was temporary, and I had … Continue reading

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Scraping up the Scree – Beginner Friendly Scrambling in Wedgemount Lake

Standing outside my house early on Saturday morning, my pack fully loaded with gear, I was struck by how quiet and serene the city is in the early hours of the morning, while most normal people are still in bed. … Continue reading

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Alternative Anvil Ascent.

“Anvil island is steep, my neck is starting to hurt” said Piotr as we were approaching the East side of Anvil. Rewind to a week ago. In a conversation on another trip, it turned out both of us have been … Continue reading

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In search of an Epic on Shuksan

In the early mists of time, when the world was but a primordial soup, Alex and I made a plan to go climbing. As the months drew by Alex suffered many a sleepless night (due to the arrival of his … Continue reading

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Glacier School G1

-Photos by Nathan Starzynski Lesson 1: The Alpine Start On the morning of September 5th, 55 or so VOCers keen to learn about glacier travel could be found winding their way up towards Cypress Peak for Glacier School, G1. Alpine … Continue reading

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First Times at Brew

It’s morning. The view around Brew Hut looks a lot like a rip off of a wraparound HD TV nature program. Or maybe it was the other way around-I can’t remember. On one hand, the view from the top floor … Continue reading

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