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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 2 – The Walking

Ian had combed through the old ice guidebook and found an adventure behind Yamnuska to Association Peak. One of these routes was a 200m WI3 and the other a 100m WI2, without much more info. Tom, Ian, and I made … Continue reading

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Wedgemount Lake July 20-21, 2013

We began our trip up to Wedgemount Lake on the later side Saturday morning. Around 8:00 I was picked up, ready to be off on my first outing with the VOC. The Moto car, driven by Spencer and filled with … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Earlier this year in the winter, the club replaced the front door at Sphinx (Burton) Hut with a new one. However, the new door had a big gap at the bottom which created various problems; for example, snow drift in, … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Scrambling Aug. 31- Sept. 2

Over the September Long weekend, Andrew, Ryan and I decided to head up to the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club’s Harrison Hut, located near Harrison Hot Springs about 75 km West of Pemberton. The hut is about 30 years old, but … Continue reading

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G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming

 G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming   As plans for the destination of G2 ran through a series of locations, any serious goals were thrown out the window. It was for this reason Lachlan, Neil and I found ourselves hiking up … Continue reading

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NE Buttress of Slesse

The NE Buttress of Slesse is a long and classic climb up a very intimidating mountain and draws climbers from all over the Pacific NW.  Rated 5.9 with up to 25 pitches, apparently most climbers either bivy on the way … Continue reading

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Full Alcoholic Traverse, August 3rd-5th 2013

(Written by Giulia Attocchi) There is not more promising name for an excursion, isn’t it? And indeed it was a great trip! 14 dudes, gathered on august 3rd for a semi-beginner friendly hike. We started from the logging road, heading the … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Route Building + Culvert Clearing 101

The morning of Saturday August 3 found 11 VOC’ers in 3 vehicles driving Highway 99 north to Pemberton, and then northwest along logging roads on the south side of the Lillooet River. The upper reaches of the mountains were hidden … Continue reading

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Phelix Scrambles July 13-14

Bright and early Saturday morning, the Campbellmobile picked me up for my fourth VOC trip: a weekend of hiking and scrambling around Phelix Hut. It was Ross’s 40th trip, overall, but his first trip as an organizer. It got off … Continue reading

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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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