Tag Archives: daytrip

Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

After waking up at the obscenely early time of 5:30am on a Saturday, I made my way to the bus stop, hopped on to the first bus that came by and struggled not to fall asleep as I made my … Continue reading

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Crevasse rescue practice June 2016

Caitlin Schneider and I (Julien Renard) went to the Wedgemount glacier to practise crevasse rescues. Are you confident travelling on a glacier? Can you self-arrest? Can you rescue people out of a crevasse? While these are perfectly valid questions to … Continue reading

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Skypilot Scramble, August 2016

  Participants: Jonah Adelman, Amin Aziznia, Enrique Cabon, and Mirko Moeller Date: August 27th, 2016 Recently settling in at UBC and it’s Jumpstart program for international students, I thought scrambling in Squamish sounded like a satisfying way to introduce myself … 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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Good times on bad rock-Blanchard Needle in July.

Rising to a modest 1550m, Blanchard is not the tallest of the peaks in the area, but to me it always held significance as the pointy objective in my own backyard. I see it driving back home to PoCo, and … Continue reading

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The Black Tusk Trail Race: 25k of fun (but wet) running!

Black Tusk Trail Race [Sept 19, 2015] By Birgit Rogalla, Elliott Skierszkan and Micheal Stone Intro: While many of us VOC’ers spend our weekends rambling about the mountains, there is a select few of us who decided to join Artem … 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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Rock-climbing season never ends

Little did we know, that Diego and my chatting at Phelix hut about going to Squamish on the first weekend in the year would become reality… After returning from an amazing four days of skiing, my stoke to slay some … Continue reading

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Joffre NW ridge

Some time ago Sam McKoy emailed me basically saying “let’s do something hard involving skis”. A little hunting around at photos suggested that we might be able to keep the grade on Joffre NW ridge down by bypassing difficulties out … Continue reading

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