Tag Archives: Squamish

MEC Outdoor Nation Summit

150 youth from across Canada gathered at the Cheakamus Centre in Squamish for the first ever MEC Outdoor Nation Summit in Canada. I must say that it was an amazing experience to partake in this conference! Arriving at 9am downtown Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Hot Springs – Party Weekend! A First VOC Encounter

I had just joined the VOC and this would be my first hike with the crew. My friend Shuvi had been begging me to join for years, and now that he was about to leave the city for a few … Continue reading

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Castle Towers (September 20-21, 2014)

Intrepid adventurers: Brendan, Caitlin, Paul, Reid and Tianna After a surprisingly efficient meet up at the Timmies in Squamish the 5 of us headed towards the rubble creek parking lot Saturday morning. Paul, Reid and I started up the trail … Continue reading

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Advantageous route traffic on the Mouse’s Tooth (September 6th)

After a Friday afternoon of bouldering in Squamish, Ted Angus and I drove north of Pemberton to search for a mythical alpine climb called “The Mouse’s tooth”. Purportedly, “The best alpine climb on the coast.” Specific route information for this climb is sparse. The route … Continue reading

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Alpine climbing in the Manatee Group (Aug 1st – 9th)

Somewhere above the Lillooet valley a great tower of rock rises out of the glacier below, imposing itself upon the surrounding landscape. The group to which it belongs, the Manatees, is a remote place. It sees just a few visits … Continue reading

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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Scrambling and Climbing

Let’s be honest, we don’t really need an excuse to go out and have fun in the mountains, but if there’s a special occasion to give everything an official flair, then who would mind? As it happens, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is Quebec’s … 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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Victoria Day Climbing: In Which Tim Emmett and Fred Beckey Were Ross-ist

Canadians are lucky to have three days off in May to commemorate Queen Victoria and the monarchy. Several VOC members couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the royal family than to climb. With that, faff began on planning … Continue reading

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Bicycling on Galiano and Salt Spring Islands

Co-authored by Caroline and Spencer Ski touring is fun, but traverses, especially those involving days of whiteout glacier travel can be somewhat stressful (for me anyway, I guess I’m a softie). Last year, Spencer and I did just that in … Continue reading

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