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Mt. Matier February 11th/12th 2012

Mt. Matier Veronika Schmitt, Todd Mackenzie, Charlie Beard, Erica Lay, Knut Kitching Good weather and low avalanche danger made the decision to climb Mt. Matier easy. It was around 7 am when Todd, Charlie and I picked up Knut, who … Continue reading

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Waitangi day Sphinx

With 23 officially ‘going’ on the trip and more besides, there was 30-ish of us all told that headed up to sphinx this past weekend, including several first-time ski-trippers. On Saturday the weather could not have been better.  The sky … Continue reading

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A Wedge-Currie Traverse: from Blackcomb to Pemberton by ski (Feb 3-5)

The moon is full, casting shadows across the frozen, snowmobile tracked Green river road. I skin along, my skis scraping whenever they cross over ice chunks separating car tracks from snowmobile tracks. It’s 2:00am and my mind is on repeat, … Continue reading

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In Search of Sunshine on the Overcast Coast (Jan 21-22, 2012)

With the high avi danger and a less than spectacular weather forecast, Veronika, Todd, Anne and I decided to go looking for some sunshine in Tetrahedron park.  Our alpine start, and some snowmobile faff on the way up, had us … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in an Intro to Backcountry Skiing

Attendees: Helene, Alex, Kate, Noriko, Marius, Skyler, Faroe, Adriana, Olek, Knut, Jannu, Simon, Brett, Frans, Artem, Jessica. Trip Report by Kate and Frans. After spending most of Friday on campus in the rain and not knowing whether the trip was … Continue reading

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New Years at Phelix

Philip, Olek, Annie, and I headed up on the 30th.  We left Vancouver a full two hours after everyone else, but none the less, reunited at the trailhead with the big crowd.  Breanne was supposed to be coming from across … Continue reading

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The Dismal Ski Trip of Gloom (Jan 7-8, 2012)

While the Friday potluckers trickled home in the early hours of Saturday morning, I set my alarm for a few hours later. A snippet of sleep, and I was suddenly zooming up the sea to sky. Having given up a … Continue reading

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Dec 17-18: North Joffre Horseshoe fail turns to Cayoosh success

4:30 – alarm.  5:15 – Alfred pulls up.  5:45 – car switch at Taylor Way.  7:30 – Pemberton.  The urban alpine start is always a blur of a bare minimum of groggy, absolutely necessary movements and half-sleep until one really … Continue reading

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Coastal Ramblings of the VOC Ski Early Retirees (Dec 12-15, 2011)

I awoke Monday morning expecting to open my eyes to my dorm room, and laptop computer sitting mere inches away from my face, out of pure habit. It’s amazing how difficult it is to shake five years of habit. Merick … Continue reading

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