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Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and my Monkey (or Not The Lead Ladder TR)

A ‘baby shower’ is something Brits see in American rom-coms but don’t quite get.  Through my powers of deduction, it seemingly has nothing to do with putting babies in showers, nor is it an unfortunate meteorological event.  It is in … 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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Brewski Brew Ski

Rain and a lot of snow… pretty much the same weather than the last attempted trip to Brew Hut two weeks ago. Because we were only 5 instead of 20, we came to the conclusion that we would be faster, … Continue reading

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Canada by Bicycle

View Larger Map On a drizzly May 3rd morning Rachel Baldwin and I left Vancouver on heavily laden bikes heading east. During the next 11 weeks, I cycled 8000 km to St. John’s, Newfoundland through menacing tunnels in the Fraser … Continue reading

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Walking the Line

It was just another average Thursday, some clouds in the sky and students running after the 99. But not for the VOC slackliners. At 5:00, the faffing began in the clubroom: us VOCers turned into technological ninjas as cords and … Continue reading

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May Long at Skaha Bluffs

Friday: Clash of Civilizations Team Sexy Sunglasses (Christina, Greg, Sabrina and Yvan) packed into the (tentatively-named) Blue Bullet right after work Friday and, longing for dry rock, headed for Skaha.  Sabrina is American and Christina is fresh-off-the-boat from Germany, so … Continue reading

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North Joffre Creek Horseshoe Traverse – April 6-8

Back in December, Sam McKoy and I, along with 4 others, attempted the North Joffre Creek Horseshoe Traverse. Our weekend of good weather became a Sunday of good weather and we started out from the Duffy Lake Road in rain. … Continue reading

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Spearhead in the White March 26-27

It’s amazing how different a traverse like the Spearhead when you do it in whiteout conditions compared to fair weather. As anyone who did it the weekend previous can tell you, this trip report will probably sound quite different from … 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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Crossing of Tasman sea, Nov 2011 – Jan 2012 (part 1)

Four men (James Blake, Andrew McCowan, Nigel Cherrie and yours truly) have completed an unassisted crossing of the Tasman sea in a row boat from Sydney to New Zealand (landing in the Bay of Islands). This was only the second … Continue reading

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