Tag Archives: Running

Mt Currie Trail

A couple of years ago the village of Pemberton, hoping to attract tourists, built a trail up Mt Currie. The TH is semi-reachable by car if you can do water bars and cross small streams. None of us had ever … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay. Part 2

Do you know that feeling when you first get up in the morning and for several seconds have no idea where you are or how you got there? I had this same feeling that morning just before I completely woke … Continue reading

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Mt Seymour, 19 March

As usual when we don’t have anything better planned and the weather’s looking OK, our thoughts turn to the local mountains. Not too much driving. Cheap, like the birdies say. You should arrive at the parking lot before 9 am, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s + Whitewater

Whitewater is under-represented in VOC. Hopefully this will change. A few of us are devoted to it. Nobody really talks about it. I don’t even know if anyone is interested in it. There aren’t really any trip reports. This is … Continue reading

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Scraping up the Scree – Beginner Friendly Scrambling in Wedgemount Lake

Standing outside my house early on Saturday morning, my pack fully loaded with gear, I was struck by how quiet and serene the city is in the early hours of the morning, while most normal people are still in bed. … Continue reading

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Castle Towers (September 20-21, 2014)

Intrepid adventurers: Brendan, Caitlin, Paul, Reid and Tianna After a surprisingly efficient meet up at the Timmies in Squamish the 5 of us headed towards the rubble creek parking lot Saturday morning. Paul, Reid and I started up the trail … 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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Harrison Hut Renos: a week of hard work in a beautiful place

There was a bit of confusion as to whether I was going in the first place, but after many of my other summer plans had fallen through, I was pretty determined to get up to the Harrison Hut for a … 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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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Scrambling and Climbing

Let’s be honest, we don’t really need an excuse to go out and have fun in the mountains, but if there’s a special occasion to give everything an official flair, then who would mind?¬†As it happens, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is Quebec’s … Continue reading

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