Tag Archives: Squamish

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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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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Liquid Gold – A Brew Hut Adventure

There exists a legend of a treasure hidden away deep within the mountains of the Sea-to-Sky. It is a treasure as old as it is valued. It is a treasure of gold: liquid gold: liquid pleasure: BEER. Rumors echoed through … Continue reading

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Rock-climbing season never ends

Little did we know, that Diego and my chatting at Phelix hut about going to Squamish on the first weekend in the year would become reality… After returning from an amazing four days of skiing, my stoke to slay some … Continue reading

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Wedgemount Lake July 20-21, 2013

We began our trip up to Wedgemount Lake on the later side Saturday morning. Around 8:00 I was picked up, ready to be off on my first outing with the VOC. The Moto car, driven by Spencer and filled with … Continue reading

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Playing in the Snow: Snowshoeing at Taylor Meadows

It all began with a girl who really likes to play in the snow and who wanted to take a break from all that studying for finals: On Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, Anne Darby took a brave group of snowshoers … Continue reading

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Taking the tools for a walk, or how I learned to ice climb

This weekend I had to stay in town on Saturday due to an exam and my ski plans for Sunday-Monday had fallen through. As I was heading home late in the evening, I got a call from Artem. He said … Continue reading

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Diego’s “red (nose) point” ascent.

Earlier this week, the Squamish weather forecast was not good. I was hoping to get away for the weekend and either climb in Skaha or Leavenworth.That was until Diego texted me on Thursday night, saying the forecast for the weekend … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Earlier this year in the winter, the club replaced the front door at Sphinx (Burton) Hut with a new one. However, the new door had a big gap at the bottom which created various problems; for example, snow drift in, … Continue reading

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G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming

 G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming   As plans for the destination of G2 ran through a series of locations, any serious goals were thrown out the window. It was for this reason Lachlan, Neil and I found ourselves hiking up … Continue reading

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