Tag Archives: Intermediate

The Judge!

Artem Bylinskii and I had been planning a grand August adventure for some months, but as the departure date drew near it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. Climbing conditions in the Bugaboos were less than stellar and work … Continue reading

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Good times on bad rock-Blanchard Needle in July.

Rising to a modest 1550m, Blanchard is not the tallest of the peaks in the area, but to me it always held significance as the pointy objective in my own backyard. I see it driving back home to PoCo, and … Continue reading

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New fire extinguishers for Phelix Hut Jan 15-17

Thanks to the lickety-split actions of a few VOC members, the attempt to burn down the Brian Waddington (aka Phelix) Hut on New Year’s Eve failed, however, the hut needed afterwards a pair of new fire extinguishers. So Tianna, Roland, … Continue reading

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Bugs Mid Aug 2015

Kasper was due to visit Canada again in August and we long ago made tentative plans to climb in the Bugs while he was here. Thanks to the aviary I met Clemens and Noel, both eager to join. Kasper recruited … Continue reading

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Adventure of the drowned turkeys (Thanksgiving, VOC style) Oct 10th

“No one’s going to like me after this,” I bemoaned as Michael, Taylor and I trekked our way up the longest hill section of the run, “No one is going to want to come over afterwards because everyone is going … Continue reading

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Bike touring in Kootenay. May 2015.

Hello my name is Ilya! I have done a bike trip in West Kootenay in May 2015 so just wanted to share some pictures and thoughts about that journey. I went on this trip alone so this made all of … Continue reading

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Whitecap Mountain and the Bendor Range: Alpine Bliss!

At 2915 m, Whitecap Mountain is the crown of the Bendor Range and one of the taller peaks in the area surrounding Vancouver. It caught my eye on the Labour Day weekend of last year, on a trip to the … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Weekend

Rachel: “If you change your mind, I’m the first in line; honey, I’m still free, take a chance on me!” The first sign that the weekend was off to a good start was getting into Kat and Artem’s car bright … Continue reading

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The Twin Sisters (June 27-28, 2015)

Caitlin Schneider, Anne Vialettes, Veronika Schmitt On a hot Saturday morning at 6.30, Caitlin, Anne and I left Vancouver on Hwy 1 towards Washington to climb the Twins Sisters. The plan was to take the standard scramble (W Ridge) up … Continue reading

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A Womyn’s Ski Traverse: Brandywine to Callaghan

April 25-26 2015. Participants: Caroline, Line, Jen, Isabel, Alex, Veronika, Erica, Anne, Caitlin, Breanne and Geneviève. Ever since I moved to Vancouver, I have been dreaming of getting into backcountry skiing: combine downhill with nordic skiing and backpacking, three things … Continue reading

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