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Challenges and Triumphs Found at Harrison Hut Workhike (May 18-20)

Culibrk, L. Renard, J. Frame, G. Maleki, A. Richardson, J. Campbell, R. Steklova, K. Chenyakiri, Y. Price, M. Van Der Starr, T. Dalstein, B. Veenstra, C Abstract The Harrison Hut has been an extremely useful asset in outdoor activities for … Continue reading

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Super duper sunny fun times at the Neve!

So, sometime between last week and the dawn of time, there was an idea to ski the Neve on the weekend of the 22nd. I myself wasn’t aware of this fact until the Wednesday before the trip, as I was … Continue reading

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Intro to back-country Burns suppers on skis!

The intro to backcountry trips have had an eventful recent history. I don’t know the exact details but the last two trips involved either severe hypothermia or actual helicopters! I have previously commented that I’ve enjoyed many painstakingly organised, smooth … Continue reading

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Team Bad Idea and the slowest ascent ever of Cascade waterfall

Original trip report at: http://crackandiceaddict.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/team-bad-idea-and-the-slowest-ascent-ever-of-cascade-waterfall/ Artem and Tom joined me in Banff for a few days of climbing on the 14th. Tom had never been ice climbing before and Artem had never done any serious ice climbs. I’m also a a … Continue reading

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Joffre Lakes (August 25-26)

On the weekend of August 25, 2012, split into three cars, 13 VOCers descended upon Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. We pick up the trail at its head. Joffre Lakes are three in number, a lower lake a stone’s throw away … Continue reading

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Semaphore Lakes Scramble (August 25-26)

My first trip with the VOC! I had done a lot of hiking in my pre-VOC life, but never much scrambling. I decided that a beginner friendly trip to Locomotive and Face Mountain would be a great introduction. On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Pirateering Camp 2012

I arrived at the club room on the August 29th to meet with other people interested in heading up to Mountaineering Camp. After some discussion with those in the room, it seemed like the Chehalis Range didn’t suit our skill … Continue reading

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Springbok Arete on Les Cornes

After a successful climb of the Grand Wall with Michal Rozworski (my summer goal), Michal and I decided we needed to test our rock prowessness on something a bit bigger and in the Alpine.  After throwing around a few ideas, … Continue reading

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2012 Lead Ladder

This year Jon introduced the “lead ladder”, a 4-evening plus one weekend trad climbing course for VOCers willing to pass on their skills afterwards. The lead ladder started with the UBC-Wednesday sessions which were: 1) Equipment theory sessions: Here we … Continue reading

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How to surprise a seal and other sea kayaking tips

Caitlin’s organising a sea kayaking trip around Howe Sound. What a good idea, I thought. And indeed it was. A small group of us set off from Gibsons, headed around Keats Island to camp on Gambier Island. The weather was reasonable, the company excellent … Continue reading

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