Tag Archives: First-Time

Brilliant Larches and Cheeky Birds in Manning Park

The best part of this VOC trip to EC Manning Provincial Park is that besides the main goal (getting to the top of Frosty Mountain), we also wanted to see the magnificent Alpine Larch trees that characterize Canadien autumns. Once … 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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Tolkien Range – July Long Weekend

July 30th: 5 A.M. Saturday morning. Beep beep beep beep beep. Rise and shine. Early mornings have never been my sort of thing, but the alarm clock doesn’t seem as daunting whenever action and adventure is on the weekend agenda. … Continue reading

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An Appetite for the Alpine

An Appetite for the Alpine: Alpine Skills Course 2016 Trail Mates: Sam McKoy, Artem Babaian, Martin Cermak, Kasia Celler, Else Bosman, Kelsey Miller, Luca Malaguti Trip Date: June 17-19/2016 What am I getting into? Everyone who steps into the wild … Continue reading

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Brew Hut debacle lives up to its name

The day started bright and early, with my pack readied the night before and my lovingly prepared sandwiches, avy gear, and flask of rum ready by the door. This being my first VOC trip other than Longhike (which according to … Continue reading

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Waitangi day Sphinx

With 23 officially ‘going’ on the trip and more besides, there was 30-ish of us all told that headed up to sphinx this past weekend, including several first-time ski-trippers. On Saturday the weather could not have been better.  The sky … Continue reading

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Annual Early Season Ski Trip to Brew · Sat. Nov. 12th – Sun. Nov. 13th

At 5:50 I found my self waiting for my Scandinavian driver and crew in Fairview. Everything was very quiet, which is uncommon for Fairview – the party place for all exchange students – and gave me space to really start … Continue reading

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Smith Rock – After Dark

Brittany Armstrong, Elliot Cudmore, Fisal Elstone, Andrew Primavera and Jeff Taylor Humming south on the Interstate 5, our comfy car is so stuffed that there’s no looking back now. Literally, the rear-view mirror is useless on account of all the … Continue reading

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Meager Creek Workhike Sept 24-25

The day began bright (well, dark actually) and early, as all good hiking trips do, but I was so excited about getting out of Vancouver and on my first real Canadian hiking trip that I really didn’t care! The plan … Continue reading

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