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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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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

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Snow Caves on Seymour January 23

Tr Caves Here’s a brief summary of what I saw on our snow caves trip. The rest of the cavers aren’t down yet, but I hope they will post their experiences. Some of it might be useful for people organizing … Continue reading

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The ‘Beginner’ Phelix VOCyssey

It was pitch black when my alarm went off, way too early. That’s the way every good VOC trip starts, but in the moment it didn’t make it any better after only getting 2 hours of sleep. A special pre-trip … Continue reading

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Heather-Trail Overnighter: camping with bears and chipmunks

This was my first ever trip with the Varsity Outdoor Club, and my first ever hike in Canada! The drive to Manning Park itself was great for me. Around every corner, there was an even more breathtaking view! I must … Continue reading

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Black Tusk in Two Days (Sept 9, 2015)

Written by Harry Cobb, Photos and Captions by Tobias This being my first month in the VOC, I don’t know if there’s a particular formula for Trip Reports (although I read a bunch – strong work!). So I’m just gonna … Continue reading

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Hot Springs Adventure, December 11 – 12

Executive Summary: We were four beautiful people, plus an old hairy guy with a Jeep. I drove for 11 hours on Friday, and 5 hours on Saturday. We didn’t get to Keyhole due to excessive snow and other excuses but … Continue reading

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Early Season Turns at All Costs: 2015 Edition

November 7-8 2015, Elfin Lakes ski tour One year ago to this day, Neil Mackenzie, Arran Whiteford and I kicked off our 2014-2015 ski season with some great laps down Diamond Head, behind the Elfin Lakes shelter (see VOCJ 57, … Continue reading

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Mt. Frosty – Hike the Golden Carpets

Over the October 17-18th weekend, 8 of us headed up to see BC’s tallest trees in EC Manning Provincial park, which is east of Hope. The larches there turn a beautiful gold in the fall before dropping their needles, and … Continue reading

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Wedgemount Lake Backpacking/Scrambling/Glacier Exploring

First off, I would like to use Midterms as a scapegoat for why this was completed in such an untimely manner. The trip to Wedgemount Lake was epic to say the least. We began the journey to Garibaldi Park bright … Continue reading

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