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Ascending Island Peak (6,189m) in Nepal

Nepal is amazing! You can hear the constant movements of glaciers, grinding against each other and against rock, witness avalanches or just sit down and be glad not to be on ‘that other slope’, where a lethal landslide just went … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns Part II: Burned and Turned Around by Sarah Taylor

Meanwhile still on the trail to Brew… Darkness falls in the forest. Amanda and I make slow but steady progress along the tracks left behind from the other group members. We realize how efficient we are moving along the trail … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns 2016 Part I: Total Eclipse of Brew Hut By Bill Shmygol

Friday, 7:30 pm. I was solemnly resigned to the fact that I would not be able to find a ride to the Mt Brew Trail head and when my phone went off and Amanda cheerfully told me that she had … Continue reading

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How Mount Rainier Defeated Us

What the hell am I doing here? This feeling of uncertainty, disbelief, of surreal adventure leading up to this moment and of the impending challenge leading away from it, has become an addiction since I joined the VOC. So when … 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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Harrison Hut Trail Workhike (June 28-29)

This is more of a report from the technical perspective of what we did and what we discovered. The original plan: Two cars heading up to do some trail building/improvement for the Harrison Hut trail. Car1 (of 5) arrive on Friday … Continue reading

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Not-so-Meager Creek Hot spring adventure.

We set off early in the morning after a late night of packing and a little nap before adventuring off to the great wild Meager Creek. The crazy creatures of Meager creek greeted us on our way- including some deer, … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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Zoa Peak: An intro to Voile Strap Bindings

The night before was full of excitement, not knowing what to expect from my first real backcountry ski trip. Overwhelmed with excitement, I almost couldn’t sleep that night. What would teleskiing be like? Would I tumble down the mountain upon … Continue reading

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Challenges and Triumphs Found at Harrison Hut Workhike (May 18-20)

Culibrk, L. Renard, J. Frame, G. Maleki, A. Richardson, J. Campbell, R. Steklova, K. Chenyakiri, Y. Price, M. Van Der Starr, T. Dalstein, B. Veenstra, C Abstract The Harrison Hut has been an extremely useful asset in outdoor activities for … Continue reading

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