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Alpine Skills Course at Anniversary Glacier

July 6-7-8, 2018   On July 6-7-8, a group of 13 VOCers with three awesome instructors: Luca, Heather and Raz, ventured in the mountains to learn alpine skills. The class content was ambitious, enticing and exciting! Enough seducing for the … Continue reading

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Up and up and up to Sigurd Peak! – Sunday 8 July 2018

Lianne, Mirko, Mia, Andrew and I started our incline from the trail head on Ashlu Road at 9am as planned. We took the wrong turn that made for a brief detour in the beginning, but were back on track soon … Continue reading

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Harrison Tent Trip July 4

Gates The state of various locked gates can be determined by calling the Authorities in Squamish (1-604-898-2100) during working hours. Be polite, their task is not easy. If they say a gate is open, then it is open. If they … Continue reading

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Canada Day at Wreck

Caroline came down from Squamish and wanted to collect her rope, so I obliged and she presented me with an excellent bag of caramel popcorn, home made. I didn’t have anything better to do so I headed down to Wreck … Continue reading

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A sodden boot, or ways to sabotage a trip

Nowadays, Vincent Hanlon has abandoned BC and pledged allegiance to the province of Alberta for fieldwork in the Rockies. Occasionally he gets to visit BC for a few days to be reminded why he should make sure to come back. … Continue reading

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Burton Hut Money Box Installation (June 17-18, 2018)

On June 17 we set out to Burton Hut. We went on the Rubble Creek Trail. Garibaldi Lake was melted out, so we had to do the dumbest trip ever. We first went on Taylor Meadows. We could see the … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

This trip report concerns two trips; neither is important enough to qualify for a trip report but maybe they work if combined. Sometimes you go on a trip and it doesn’t work out quite as planned and you end up … Continue reading

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Slimy Times on Round Mountain/Attack of the Goose-Dog (June 2, 2018)

A cacophonous boom shattered the silence of the moonless night! Was it an avalanche? It sounded too sharp and too big. An eerie red, flickering glow lit up the clouds. Animals could be heard running blind through the night, and … Continue reading

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2018 Hotsprings

Executive Summary Sophie and I drove about 650 km with the Jeep, much of it on logging roads. We determined that access to Harrison/Meager was still being blocked by a locked gate at km2. Sophie required that we visit a … Continue reading

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French-Haig-Robertson Traverse (May 18-19 2018)

My dad and I went on the French-Haig-Robertson traverse in Kananaskis Country. The trip was 20 km long and 1000 metres in elevation in the guide book, but we actually did about 24 km and climbed about 1500 metres. It … Continue reading

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