Author Archives: Declan Taylor

Eerie Vibes on Mt Gardner

I want to preface this TR with a brief discussion of what a self propelled trip is: you get yourself from your house to your destination and back, and do your athletic activity, under your own power. Carbon neutral, unassisted … Continue reading

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A UVic Interloper Learns the True Meaning of Faffing About on Mt Brew [Workhike]

Mostly written by my cousin and workhike participant Teagan Dawson (a non-VOC member…gasp), with posting and contributions from me (Declan). As a newcomer to the VOC, this workhike up the old Mt Brew trail was eye opening in a number … Continue reading

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Post-Exam Paddle

In celebration of finishing my first year of UBC (and getting through 6 exams in 9 days), I joined Alex Wharton’s sunshine coast kayaking trip over Easter Weekend 2019. Also joining us were Taiga Andersson and Chantal Gautschi. What was … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Birthday in the Backcountry

Never having been on a backcountry ski trip before, I have no points of reference on how these things go – so excuse any presumptuous writing on my part. D The rain was cold as I trudged down main mall in … Continue reading

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