Tag Archives: Small Group

Mt Rainier June 2016

Mt. Rainier. Elevation: 4392 m. Is the highest mountain around, part of the Cascade volcano range and according to Wikipedia is one of the most dangerous volcanoes around, since its eruptions could cause major disasters to the surrounding area. All … Continue reading

Posted in Climb, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

The May Bikepacking Trip. Part 1 – Sunshine Coast

To be honest, I didn’t think that the trip will be popular since it is usually very hard to find people for a long expedition like the one I proposed on the Trip Agenda. When the trip was announced and … Continue reading

Posted in Cycle, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TBT1: Unusual Climbs in Garibaldi (1958)

The VOC is turning 100 next year, as Archivist I thought it would be cool to revisit some old VOC Journals and archives to share some of the interesting stories and articles we’ve accumulated. I’m hoping to find stories which … Continue reading

Posted in Climb, Other, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Judge!

Artem Bylinskii and I had been planning a grand August adventure for some months, but as the departure date drew near it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. Climbing conditions in the Bugaboos were less than stellar and work … Continue reading

Posted in Climb, Hike, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Good times on bad rock-Blanchard Needle in July.

Rising to a modest 1550m, Blanchard is not the tallest of the peaks in the area, but to me it always held significance as the pointy objective in my own backyard. I see it driving back home to PoCo, and … Continue reading

Posted in Climb, Hike, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Huts, Ski, Trip Reports, Workhike | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ice Climbing in the Rockies. With Mountains, Frost Bite and Albertan Culture.

Part 1: Driving, Driving and more Driving.  And some Ice. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP! I awoke with the cardiac arrest I associate with all alarm clocks.   It was 7:30, 23rd December 2015, the morning after my last exam and the subsequent … Continue reading

Posted in Accidents, Climb, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A newbie’s trip to Brew Hut with some cool people

Who: Seven awesome new friends (Mirko, Lukas, Alex, Aleberto, Rachel, Marius, and Karen) What: A trip on skis up to the VOC Brew Hut Where: Oops, I guess I kind of already did that one! Why: Isn’t this kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Huts, Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Huts, Ski, Trip Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments