Tag Archives: Whistler

…But will it stay upright? Tour D’ Indian Arm kayak race.

Saturday night after Son of Rock, I went to sleep with two nagging questions in mind, both concerning my newly purchased “vintage” racing kayak. One, will it float? And two, equally important, will it stay upright? Rewind to Thursday same … 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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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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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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Harrison Hut Scrambling Aug. 31- Sept. 2

Over the September Long weekend, Andrew, Ryan and I decided to head up to the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club’s Harrison Hut, located near Harrison Hot Springs about 75 km West of Pemberton. The hut is about 30 years old, but … Continue reading

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Full Alcoholic Traverse, August 3rd-5th 2013

(Written by Giulia Attocchi) There is not more promising name for an excursion, isn’t it? And indeed it was a great trip! 14 dudes, gathered on august 3rd for a semi-beginner friendly hike. We started from the logging road, heading the … Continue reading

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Phelix Scrambles July 13-14

Bright and early Saturday morning, the Campbellmobile picked me up for my fourth VOC trip: a weekend of hiking and scrambling around Phelix Hut. It was Ross’s 40th trip, overall, but his first trip as an organizer. It got off … Continue reading

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Banana Chute

Months ago, I mentioned to Ryan McKenzie that I really wanted to ski Banana Chute. I had been gawking at the line for several years, and was really excited after he suggested doing it this weekend. We thought the NW … Continue reading

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Hot Times in Hot Springs – October 13-14

As Artem Bylinskii put it in his trip description – “it is the off-season, when our climbing gear is stored, and ski gear hiding from rocks” – so really, what else is there to do other than spend the weekend … Continue reading

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Semaphore Lakes Scramble (August 25-26)

My first trip with the VOC! I had done a lot of hiking in my pre-VOC life, but never much scrambling. I decided that a beginner friendly trip to Locomotive and Face Mountain would be a great introduction. On Saturday, … Continue reading

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