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Crown Mountain. 18 People. One SeaBus.

It all started with 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui. I borrowed it from the library in a sleep deprived haze of procrastination. And there it was. Hike #10: 4/5 quality, double black difficulty, 17 km round trip, … Continue reading

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Sunny G1 on Brandywine

What do Brandywine Glacier and Katy Perry have in common? They were both a lot bigger in the early 2000s and are most definitely Hot and Cold. This weekend 60 VOCers occupied Brandywine Glacier for 2022’s annual Glacier School G1, … Continue reading

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First Weekend Brew Hut Workhike!

Participants: Ana Ciocoiu, Akash Madhav Gondaliya, Anja Westermann, Annabelle Damude, Cameron Donnelly, Cassandra Elphinstone, Charlotte Mittelstaedt, Chen Qin, Elaine Zhou, Eric Daigle, Haley Foladare, Isabella Negrini, Jacob Grossbard, Laura Mantin, Lucas Braun, Richard Pan, Shruti Yogesh Vansia, Tom Curran, Zachary … Continue reading

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Hollyburn Sept 17

Last weekend we tried to go to Hollyburn but we were defeated by the Fondo (Bike race, in case you didn’t know). But this weekend had no Fondo so we should be able to do it. I phoned another VOC’er … Continue reading

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Tour De North Shore Backcountry

This past Labour Day, my brother Daniel and I set out for a last-hurrah adventure before school started again. Living on the North Shore, we set our sights on an objective (or two) close to home which could be done … Continue reading

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Ups, Downs, Rocks, and Stars: Overnight on Mt. Elsay

August 22 and 23, 2022 At one point during the Mt. Elsay trip, someone mentioned that the newest VOC member writes the trip report. After some awkward staring and deliberation, we determined that I was the newest member, despite also … Continue reading

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Swimpacking Widgeon Creek

Although I’ve been a swimmer my entire life, swimpacking was a brand-new concept to me, and I was stoked to give it a go! Along with Martin Kuerbis, I sought out the expertise of swimpacker extraordinaire, Ilya Capralov, and we … Continue reading

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Hike Sept 10

I wanted to do something easy. Hollyburn would work. But the Gran Fondo was happening, so second choice was Seymour. Carla drove. There’s lots of things to do on Seymour, so we chose DePencier Bluffs, because I found a ski … Continue reading

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Clarke-Outrigger in a Day

Sept. 5, 2022 After a few years of hearing amazing things about the Clarke-Outrigger Traverse, but trips never quite coming together, I decided I would just go for it. Unfortunately my visit to BC was quite short, and I only … Continue reading

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Joffre Lakes Backpacking Trip

Ah, the Joffre lakes backpacking trip. Waiting over a month before working on this trip report, you’d think the memories of what occured on the trip would have been more hazy. Thanks to Lucy Luo and Josh Thorsteinson (the wonderful … Continue reading

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