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2016 VOC Photo Contest

Each year the VOC holds a contest to show-off the best photos taken by members. There are six categories: Action Shots, Club Life, Flora and Fauna, Portrait, Miscellaneous, Landscape and an Overall Best Photo winner. 1. Action Shot 2. Club Life … Continue reading

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March 25. Good Neve Friday.

Nick Gobin, Marius Muja and myself (Olek Splawinski) made plans to ski across the Garibaldi Neve. We opted for an early start, hoping to ski Garibaldi peak if conditions were favourable. Marius and I left North Vancouver at 03:30 and … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay Part 1

This is a story about how I and my girlfriend Dina went for a ski tour in Kootenays for the 2015-2016 winter break. The trip started on Dec 28th 2015 and finished on Jan 2nd 2015. From my previous experience … Continue reading

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New fire extinguishers for Phelix Hut Jan 15-17

Thanks to the lickety-split actions of a few VOC members, the attempt to burn down the Brian Waddington (aka Phelix) Hut on New Year’s Eve failed, however, the hut needed afterwards a pair of new fire extinguishers. So Tianna, Roland, … Continue reading

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Snow Caves on Seymour January 23

Tr Caves Here’s a brief summary of what I saw on our snow caves trip. The rest of the cavers aren’t down yet, but I hope they will post their experiences. Some of it might be useful for people organizing … Continue reading

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Seeking Snow at Taylor Meadows Nov 20-22

Following a sensible amount of automotive and logistical trouble 7 VOCers successfully made it to the rubble creek parking lot early Saturday morning. Filled with aspirations to make some turns 1000 meters above, they braved the dangerously boring switchbacks up … Continue reading

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The ‘Beginner’ Phelix VOCyssey

It was pitch black when my alarm went off, way too early. That’s the way every good VOC trip starts, but in the moment it didn’t make it any better after only getting 2 hours of sleep. A special pre-trip … Continue reading

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Brew Hut Smackdown–Dec 5

My son, Devlin, was all fired up to skin up to Brew on his own steam. I’d been looking at the snow forecast thinking that maybe it wasn’t meant to be this weekend but we went anyways because he didn’t … Continue reading

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The Annual Brew Debacle: 7th and 8th November 2015

The plan was to cross the Lions Gate Bridge at 8 am. The rain was very heavy and people were not very motivated about the idea to walk in this rain. But  when we met all in Squamish to drink … Continue reading

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Early Season Turns at All Costs: 2015 Edition

November 7-8 2015, Elfin Lakes ski tour One year ago to this day, Neil Mackenzie, Arran Whiteford and I kicked off our 2014-2015 ski season with some great laps down Diamond Head, behind the Elfin Lakes shelter (see VOCJ 57, … Continue reading

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