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A Hanging Judge. July 4 Mountaineering.

After sleeping in at the trailhead of Mt Gimli, Jeff and I set off for Revelstoke around 9:00 with the goal of cragging in Begbie bluffs. On the ferry up from Slocan, I picked up a Revelstoke tourist information guide. … Continue reading

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A Dwarf. July 3 Mountaineering

Jeff Taylor is dirtbagging/ climbing all summer, AKA: living the dream. About 2 weeks ago, he messaged me on Facebook to determine my availability for climbing shenanigans. I had 6 Vancouver friends over to my house in Vernon for the … Continue reading

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Introduction to Mountaineering

So it was on this Saturday June 8th, 2013, that the first Introduction to Mountaineering took place, at Cypress Mountain. According to what I’ve read, it is meant to be a one-day introduction to mountaineering, on real snow, but not … Continue reading

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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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The Weekend Adventure Tournament Extravaganza

It was a strange weekend. Vancouver We hatched the plan the previous Sunday.  I was watching football with ex-VOCer Alex Thompson, bored and rained out for the weekend.  Sustained rain had ended the Squamish climbing season, and with reliable skiing … 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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Liberty Ridge

July 5th After being skunked for weather on the past two consecutive weekends, the forecast was finally looking up. Nick Matwyuk and I had been eyeing Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier ever since our abject failure on Mt. Logan in … Continue reading

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The “Perfect” Conditions or How We Conquered The Garibaldi Massif

The week started out as usual, with a lengthy e-mail faff of a bunch of VOC’ers keen to get out skiing for the upcoming weekend. By Wednesday, the forecast had improved to the perfect conditions: low avalanche danger, firm compact … Continue reading

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