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Southern Rockies Whitewater Triple Crown: Daisy/Slate/East

Welcome to Crested Butte, Colorado: In spring, the snow melt makes some of the best kayaking in the world. It lasts about a month, then it’s dry. The runs here are steep and high up, cutting through slate out of … Continue reading

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Learning to Survival Ski 2016 March 5-6

As sometimes happens, there’s a couple of people who want to try skiing. Not Alpine Touring with the expensive bindings, and not Tele, where they actually know how, but just a bit of survival skiing. So we head off to … Continue reading

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Another Brew Trip Feb 20-21

This was originally to be Anna Geller’s and my trip because we both have birthdays on Feb 20. I looked at the Huts Registration page and it said that there would be 8 people at the Hut. I emailed the … Continue reading

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Adventure of the drowned turkeys (Thanksgiving, VOC style) Oct 10th

“No one’s going to like me after this,” I bemoaned as Michael, Taylor and I trekked our way up the longest hill section of the run, “No one is going to want to come over afterwards because everyone is going … Continue reading

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Hot Springs Adventure, December 11 – 12

Executive Summary: We were four beautiful people, plus an old hairy guy with a Jeep. I drove for 11 hours on Friday, and 5 hours on Saturday. We didn’t get to Keyhole due to excessive snow and other excuses but … Continue reading

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Lynn Peak and the Baden Powell Trail to Deep Cove, Sunday 23rd November.

Last weekend seemed liked the ideal time for a short escape from the city, just enough time to forget about the impending doom of finals. So a group of 10 of us, new and experienced VOCers alike set off on … Continue reading

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Shame and Redemption at the Barr Creek Bridge (Oct 22-23 and Nov 7-8)

A short preamble: For this to make make any sense to people new to the club I need to give a bit of background. Those familiar can skip this bit. Way back in the day there was keen VOCer Julien … 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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Indian Arm – Sept. 27-28

Paddling Indian Arm: A Study Break There is only one good reason to wake up before sunrise on a Saturday and it is to go kayaking. I drag myself out of bed as the alarm drills it’s way into my … 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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