Author Archives: Vincent Hanlon

But if you try sometimes, you’ll find you get what you need

Sometimes there’s a trip eating away at your brain, and the only possible relief is to attempt it, fail, and drag a few other forlorn souls down with you. During the March 2020 lockdown, Birgit Rogalla and I improved our … Continue reading

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Garibaldi just before the storm (March 27 2021)

Me and Birgit Rogalla were leaving Vancouver on Friday evening, driving down Main St. in a mess of traffic, when we passed Gabrielle Booth on her bike. We had a quick shouted conversation through the window, and when I mentioned … Continue reading

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Ela-nope and Cloud-inning there’n’back

Participants: Ross Campbell, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Birgit Rogalla, and Vincent Hanlon A few months of covid-induced cabin fever made it difficult to concentrate by the time June came around, and the occasional tame trip without friends for company hadn’t … Continue reading

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Learning about avalanches

In March, before skiing became controversial, Alex R., Dave M., and I did the Wedgemount-Currie traverse. Birgit was supposed to come, but she got a second cold immediately after recovering from the cold she had the week before. It was … Continue reading

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Marriott Basin + gossip

Mountain Forecast claimed that while it would be overcast in the Duffey area, Mt Marriott was tall enough that it would be poking out of the clouds on Saturday. Birgit Rogalla, Tereza Jarnikova and I left Vancouver at 5:30 AM, … Continue reading

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The time is ripe for the Outrigger-Clarke traverse

For the past couple years, access to the horseshoe traverse over Outrigger Peak and Mt John Clarke has reportedly been quite difficult. Without being sure of all the details, it seems that the road was overgrown, there were a few … Continue reading

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Normal people probably do Matier differently

I think most people climb Mt. Matier on their first attempt. They wait for good weather and confidence-inspiring snow conditions, then they do a painless day trip with light packs to the col, stroll up the short bootpack to the … Continue reading

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The most beautiful mountain between Vancouver and Squamish

There’s a special mountain nearer than Squamish that I have been obsessed with for nearly a year now, ever since Birgit, Richard, Cassandra, and I spent an unforgettable evening last August staring across the glacier at it as the sun … Continue reading

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Car unsticking trip

Seeing as the weather was so nice, a group of 12ish VOCers decided to spend the weekend up at the Joffre Lakes parking lot unsticking cars. There’s a lot to say about this particular parking lot. Even though half of … Continue reading

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Pinecone Burke Traverse August 2017

I know, I know, it’s late. This trip happened in August, we wrote the VOCJ article in December, and we still haven’t posted it as a trip report. But here it is, at last—and with lots of extra pictures! Richard … Continue reading

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