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Team Alpine Start and the Sunshine Coast Trail: June 20- July 1, 2013

  Introduction (Cora): A few months back, my friend Ionatan contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in joining him on the Sunshine Coast Trail near Powell River. This trail is 180 km long, and includes many … Continue reading

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A Hanging Judge. July 4 Mountaineering.

After sleeping in at the trailhead of Mt Gimli, Jeff and I set off for Revelstoke around 9:00 with the goal of cragging in Begbie bluffs. On the ferry up from Slocan, I picked up a Revelstoke tourist information guide. … Continue reading

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A Dwarf. July 3 Mountaineering

Jeff Taylor is dirtbagging/ climbing all summer, AKA: living the dream. About 2 weeks ago, he messaged me on Facebook to determine my availability for climbing shenanigans. I had 6 Vancouver friends over to my house in Vernon for the … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking: Howe Sound June 1st-2nd

Written by Emily Rennalls On an average Saturday morning there seems to be little incentive to get out of bed. Yet as June cast its first beams of sunlight, just over a dozen UBC students awoke to paddle through mountains. … Continue reading

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The not so cheap Juan de Fuca Trail (May 25-26)

This past weekend, Dmitri, Cora and I hiked the Juan De Fuca Trail. It was Dmitri’s idea, and he recruited Cora earlier in the week. I tagged along for the trip because I was headed to Vancouver for graduation on … Continue reading

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Easter climbing at Horne Lake

Horne Lake is a small climbing area on Vancouver Island, about 70km north-west of Nanaimo. The setting is beautiful, right above a huge lake with no big roads for miles around. More interestingly, the cliffs are made of limestone and … Continue reading

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Canada by Bicycle

View Larger Map On a drizzly May 3rd morning Rachel Baldwin and I left Vancouver on heavily laden bikes heading east. During the next 11 weeks, I cycled 8000 km to St. John’s, Newfoundland through menacing tunnels in the Fraser … Continue reading

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Go anyway, or my latest trip to Skookumchuck

As a sea kayaker that’s always been drawn to dynamic water, I have been hooked on surfing Skookumchuck from the first trip with VKC last year. It has even become something of an obsession, checking tidal software for the good … Continue reading

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Coastal Ramblings of the VOC Ski Early Retirees (Dec 12-15, 2011)

I awoke Monday morning expecting to open my eyes to my dorm room, and laptop computer sitting mere inches away from my face, out of pure habit. It’s amazing how difficult it is to shake five years of habit. Merick … Continue reading

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