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Best Scramble-to-Suffer ratio: Marhor to Needle Traverse

At 9pm on a Friday night, after tossing around a few other ideas, Piotr and I decided that Marhor-Needle traverse sounds like a fun way to spend a day, and by 7am the next morning we were on the way … Continue reading

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Glacier School G1

-Photos by Nathan Starzynski Lesson 1: The Alpine Start On the morning of September 5th, 55 or so VOCers keen to learn about glacier travel could be found winding their way up towards Cypress Peak for Glacier School, G1. Alpine … Continue reading

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How Mount Rainier Defeated Us

What the hell am I doing here? This feeling of uncertainty, disbelief, of surreal adventure leading up to this moment and of the impending challenge leading away from it, has become an addiction since I joined the VOC. So when … Continue reading

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Alpine climbing in the Manatee Group (Aug 1st – 9th)

Somewhere above the Lillooet valley a great tower of rock rises out of the glacier below, imposing itself upon the surrounding landscape. The group to which it belongs, the Manatees, is a remote place. It sees just a few visits … Continue reading

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Nesakwatch Spires, August 2nd-4th 2014

With: Todd Mackenzie, Erica Lay, Knut Kitching, Tianna Sturdy, Alfred Larsen, Ted Angus, Ian Dusome, Veronika Schmitt Todd and I were thinking about climbing Mt. Stuart that weekend, but when we saw on the message board that some people were … Continue reading

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Upwards to Panorama Ridge in Foggy Garibaldi (July 5)

With the weather forecast in doubt and a cloudy morning settling over the city, we set out early from Vancouver in two cars. A few last-minute additions made sure that this daytrip to Panorama Ridge would see a well-sized group … Continue reading

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Mt. Rexford / Nesakwatch Spires (July 12-14)

There needs to be more stoke about the Mt. Rexford / Nesakwatch Spire area so I’ll try to pump it up with this TR. After posting this trip on the message board there was some interest and an awesome group … 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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Take 2: Black Tusk and Lake Garibaldi

It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday. The birds were chirping, the skies were doing what skies do, and of course no one was on time to the meeting point. However, the force was with us and we managed to assemble … 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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