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Snow Cave Adventure on Forbidden Plateau

We were trying to summit Albert Edward. The trip was at Strathcona Park in Vancouver Island. The area was the Forbidden Plateau. We were snow caving because my dad forgot the tent. We started at Mt. Washington next to Raven … Continue reading

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Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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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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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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Spectacular Snow caving at Seymour

It was decided that the winter longhike this year was to be held at Seymour and the stoke was high. Very high in fact; there was such a demand that trip-organizer Byron Wilson had to increase the number of places … Continue reading

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A Moonlight Memorial Walk at Seymour

January 11, 2017 marked two years since we lost Neil Mackenzie and Steffi Grothe, two wonderful and inspiring club members in a tragic climbing accident on Joffre Peak that also claimed the life of Elena Cernicka. Many of our newer … Continue reading

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Metal Rods and Metal Domes; How I confirmed I have truly amazing friends

WARNING 1: this article contains gratuitous quantities of sentimental mushiness. Though in the authors opinion its probably still not enough… WARNING 2: This article contains a couple fairly graphic descriptions of a pretty mangled leg. Especially those of the parental … Continue reading

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Ice worms, rain, and burning skins – “Interesting” Skiing on the Pemberton Icecap

Pemberton Icefield traverse May 20-23, ~60km, lots of elevation Mike Cancilla, Luca Malaguti, Ross Campbell, Birgit Rogalla Following an email discussion, preparations for this trip started on Monday night (May 16th) when we all met up at the Veenstras’ place … 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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