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North Shore Triple Crown

Nick: “My butt hurts”. Me: “There’s a reason for that – it’s because you’ve been able to sit down”. We joked as we strapped our skis back onto our bikes for the last time, just before sunset outside the “Crazy … Continue reading

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Asulkan Valley Base Camp

The original scheme for this trip was to ski some big lines in one of the more seldom visited, but undeniably magnificent areas of Southwest BC; The Tantalus Range. In the days leading up to the pre-trip however, conditions were … Continue reading

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Take II: Feuerzangen-Brew Ski Trip

On Saturday February 11th at 8am, three carloads of the VOC left the Squamish Tims to head up to the famous Brew Hut for a Family Day long weekend in the backcountry. Arriving at the bottom of Chance Creek forest … Continue reading

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A Minor Fiasco (Red Heather January 22)

Participants: Old, flappy Jeff Mottershead and Devlin Mottershead I’m supposed to be a climber, but even in the middle of summer my son, Devlin, would rather hike up to some random snow patch or glacier and get some turns in … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Poor Snow, an Old Van, and an Excellent Weekend

This was my first VOC trip, and thus it fell to me to write the trip report. I’d been meaning to go on a VOC trip pretty much every weekend since September, but somehow there was always something else that … Continue reading

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Second Overland Attempt to Pitt River Hot Springs

  (Click on photos to see big.) Day 1/4: Five hours of slogging up a logging road through razed forest. My pack, I swear, is swelling. Perhaps Jabba the Hutt crawled inside it during lunch. At least we’ve made progress … Continue reading

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My first ski traverse: or how I learned to ski ballet and had a rad weekend with five amigos!

April 9-10th, 2016 Trip participants: Clemens Adolphs, Elliott Skierszkan, Martin Cermak, Mirko Moeller, Jeremy Leal, and myself, Kasia Celler I’m not into making large goals lately, so I wasn’t too ambitious for this winter. I thought to myself that it would … Continue reading

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Womyn’s Ski Traverse Trip Report

Date: April 9-10, 2016 Route: Blackcomb-Currie Traverse (~ 35km, 2,200m elevation gain) Group: Line Veenstra, Caitlin Schneider, Petra Klupkova, Katie McMahen, Alex Annejohn, Rachel Baldwin, Veronika Schmitt, Klara Steklova, Sarka Vavrova Line took the initiative to organize what has become … Continue reading

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Zealous Zoa Zigzaggers Zoom Zanily

I was unlucky enough to be one of 2.5 people awake in the Modo van on the drive back from Zoa, so I got tasked with writing the trip report… Having decided relatively late in the season that I actually … Continue reading

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Tough beginners take on Mt. Rohr

Participants: Florian Speck, Lena Foerstel, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Natalie Makepeace, and Ross Campbell Date: 9th-10th Apr 2016   A week previously, after a long geographically enforced hiatus, I organised a beginner friendly ski trip to Zoa. 14 people came out … Continue reading

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