Tag Archives: Garibaldi Park

Garibaldi Park Speed Traverse – Mt Currie to Red Heather

“You should turn back now,” the passerby said in a thick Russian accent as he watched me wallowing helplessly in the snow “you will die here”. That was more than 10 years ago, on my first trip into Garibaldi Park. Like … Continue reading

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Red Heather for a beginner

On Saturday January 28th 12 keen VOCers headed to Red Heather for some beginner friendly skiing. To make hauling all the ski gear easier Tim Fisher’s van was utilized and we all met downtown to pile the gear in at … Continue reading

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A Minor Fiasco (Red Heather January 22)

Participants: Old, flappy Jeff Mottershead and Devlin Mottershead I’m supposed to be a climber, but even in the middle of summer my son, Devlin, would rather hike up to some random snow patch or glacier and get some turns in … Continue reading

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Black Tusk Trail Race: The Sunny Rendition

Sept 21, 2016 Short Summary and Beta: Geneviève Savard and I (Elliott Skierszkan) did a trail run up and down Black Tusk with fantastic weather. The roundtrip took 5 hours. Beta: there is lots of it online, but the jist … Continue reading

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Running from Cheakamus to Rubble Creek – Just Your Average Anniversary Activity

Running from Cheakamus to Rubble Creek – Just Your Average Anniversary Activity by Hannah Jensen On September 19, 2015, I met my boyfriend, Michael Stone, doing the VOC “Black Tusk in a Day” trail run. This year, we took over … 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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Bears, Uzbeki Trout soup, and paddle boards; truly epic nonsense!

Participants: Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla, Natalie Makepeace, and Gabe Frame Our week was fast hurtling towards the Canada Day long weekend and our weekend plans still consisted of a long, impenetrable e-mail faff of about 10 different options. My solution … Continue reading

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TBT1: Unusual Climbs in Garibaldi (1958)

The VOC is turning 100 next year, as Archivist I thought it would be cool to revisit some old VOC Journals and archives to share some of the interesting stories and articles we’ve accumulated. I’m hoping to find stories which … Continue reading

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2016 VOC Photo Contest

Each year the VOC holds a contest to show-off the best photos taken by members. There are six categories: Action Shots, Club Life, Flora and Fauna, Portrait, Miscellaneous, Landscape and an Overall Best Photo winner. 1. Action Shot 2. Club Life … Continue reading

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March 25. Good Neve Friday.

Nick Gobin, Marius Muja and myself (Olek Splawinski) made plans to ski across the Garibaldi Neve. We opted for an early start, hoping to ski Garibaldi peak if conditions were favourable. Marius and I left North Vancouver at 03:30 and … Continue reading

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