Tag Archives: Glacier

In search of an Epic on Shuksan

In the early mists of time, when the world was but a primordial soup, Alex and I made a plan to go climbing. As the months drew by Alex suffered many a sleepless night (due to the arrival of his … 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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How Mount Rainier Defeated Us

What the hell am I doing here? This feeling of uncertainty, disbelief, of surreal adventure leading up to this moment and of the impending challenge leading away from it, has become an addiction since I joined the VOC. So when … Continue reading

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How I Learned My Limitations in Mountaineering: G2 at Slalok Mountain and Matier Glacier

Objective: Practice mountaineering skills by crossing Stonecrop Glacier to summit Slalok Mountain, then descend to cross the Matier Glacier. If time, explore a route on Matier Mountain. Disclaimer: distances, angles and sizes of things are in relation to how I … Continue reading

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Alpine climbing in the Manatee Group (Aug 1st – 9th)

Somewhere above the Lillooet valley a great tower of rock rises out of the glacier below, imposing itself upon the surrounding landscape. The group to which it belongs, the Manatees, is a remote place. It sees just a few visits … Continue reading

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Nesakwatch Spires, August 2nd-4th 2014

With: Todd Mackenzie, Erica Lay, Knut Kitching, Tianna Sturdy, Alfred Larsen, Ted Angus, Ian Dusome, Veronika Schmitt Todd and I were thinking about climbing Mt. Stuart that weekend, but when we saw on the message board that some people were … Continue reading

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A full weekend – Bridges, Pemberton Icecap, and Squamish-Cheakamus Divide

After crossing the Tantalus Range in a day last season I have been anxious to get out there and do another new long traverse in a short amount of time. A new baby (now 7 months old) has generally limited … Continue reading

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Bicycling on Galiano and Salt Spring Islands

Co-authored by Caroline and Spencer Ski touring is fun, but traverses, especially those involving days of whiteout glacier travel can be somewhat stressful (for me anyway, I guess I’m a softie). Last year, Spencer and I did just that in … Continue reading

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Wedgemount Lake July 20-21, 2013

We began our trip up to Wedgemount Lake on the later side Saturday morning. Around 8:00 I was picked up, ready to be off on my first outing with the VOC. The Moto car, driven by Spencer and filled with … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Earlier this year in the winter, the club replaced the front door at Sphinx (Burton) Hut with a new one. However, the new door had a big gap at the bottom which created various problems; for example, snow drift in, … Continue reading

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