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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Scrambling and Climbing

Let’s be honest, we don’t really need an excuse to go out and have fun in the mountains, but if there’s a special occasion to give everything an official flair, then who would mind? As it happens, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is Quebec’s … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Trail Workhike (June 28-29)

This is more of a report from the technical perspective of what we did and what we discovered. The original plan: Two cars heading up to do some trail building/improvement for the Harrison Hut trail. Car1 (of 5) arrive on Friday … Continue reading

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Hiking The West Coast Trail, As We Do

At 1:00 pm on May 12th, Gabe, Carly, Stephen, Nathan and I all set out from Kitsilano to the West Coast Trail. We ferried to Nanaimo then dove to my place in Comox to pick up my truck, have dinner, … 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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Skiing Trip to Phelix Hut March 22-23

On Saturday, March 22, the VOC crew departed for Phelix Hut from Vancouver for a skiing overnight hut trip. The group departed Vancouver and went on the highway around 8 am. As the car heads north and approaches Pemberton area, … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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Like a Boss : How we did the West Coast Trail

(Written by Amanda Johnson)        It started on one drizzly Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. As we headed to the ferry an unusual feeling settled over me, like we were going to another land and and would never return.   … Continue reading

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Zoa Peak: An intro to Voile Strap Bindings

The night before was full of excitement, not knowing what to expect from my first real backcountry ski trip. Overwhelmed with excitement, I almost couldn’t sleep that night. What would teleskiing be like? Would I tumble down the mountain upon … 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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G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming

 G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming   As plans for the destination of G2 ran through a series of locations, any serious goals were thrown out the window. It was for this reason Lachlan, Neil and I found ourselves hiking up … Continue reading

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