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Attacked from behind at Red Heather and the mashed-potato snow–Dec 19-20, 2015

Probably if I’d had some challenge and excitement at any time during my first fifteen years of life I probably wouldn’t have got into nearly as much trouble in school and been a lot happier. I’d always vowed that things … Continue reading

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Brew Hut debacle lives up to its name

The day started bright and early, with my pack readied the night before and my lovingly prepared sandwiches, avy gear, and flask of rum ready by the door. This being my first VOC trip other than Longhike (which according to … Continue reading

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Ski Red Heather – Nov 23

Last weekend a group of 8 VOCers headed up to Red Heather to get in some turns and in the words of Alfred ‘it was easily the best skiing of the season so far’. Two all star drivers, Kasia and … Continue reading

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Cypress Resort, 2014 Nov 16

Rejection: So the first task was to get some passengers. We didn’t actually need passengers, but as Carla and I were going anyway, it seemed a good idea to get passengers. We thought we were doing pretty well with Cassandra … Continue reading

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Take 2: Black Tusk and Lake Garibaldi

It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday. The birds were chirping, the skies were doing what skies do, and of course no one was on time to the meeting point. However, the force was with us and we managed to assemble … Continue reading

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A full weekend – Bridges, Pemberton Icecap, and Squamish-Cheakamus Divide

After crossing the Tantalus Range in a day last season I have been anxious to get out there and do another new long traverse in a short amount of time. A new baby (now 7 months old) has generally limited … Continue reading

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Skiing trip to Burton Hut, March 29–30

Trip report and photos by Endre Nerhus Oeen. On Saturday March 29th, six skiers and one on snow shoers left the parking spot near the highway in rain and foggy conditions. Some skinning and some boot packing up the Garibaldi … Continue reading

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Skiing Trip to Phelix Hut March 22-23

On Saturday, March 22, the VOC crew departed for Phelix Hut from Vancouver for a skiing overnight hut trip. The group departed Vancouver and went on the highway around 8 am. As the car heads north and approaches Pemberton area, … Continue reading

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Burton Hut Feb 19th – 21st

It is difficult to write a better trip report than Roland’s so I thought I should just add some details and quote his summary of the trip. “Executive Summary: Sphinx Camp seemed small this year. Just Cassandra and me. Can’t … Continue reading

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Hyalite Ice Climbing: a love story

Ice Climbing; a love story. So fair warning folks; this may turn out to be more of a cloying love letter to ice climbing than a legitimate trip report. Also, it’s pretty damn self-centred. Tough. You’ve been warmed. The cast: … Continue reading

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