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Cutting Firewood July 6-7

There are some people in the club who are really quite tough. It’s good to know who these people are so you can avoid them. Anyway, we were tough. We had ten people, two chain saws, three 4WDHC vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Thwarted on Hamilton Glacier, June 29 to July 4, 2019

Participants: Just Devlin and me, again. Our plan was to fly into Chilko Lake, which extends into the Coast Mountains from Interior BC, and hack our way up into the alpine and then go from glacier to glacier until we … 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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Alberta

In early June, Carla and I did an 11 day trip to Alberta. We thought we might have son Dave along but he doesn’t much like long car rides, and I didn’t think that VOC people would be interested, so … Continue reading

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Brew Jun23

I hadn’t been to our Brew Hut for a while and it seemed that nobody else in VOC had been up recently. Having mostly built it I was curious to see how it was doing. I couldn’t find a carload … Continue reading

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The long way to the top: Mount Baldy circumbike-n-hike [Cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail]

Cycling the Kettle-Valley Railroad or The long way to the top: Mount Baldy circumbike-n-hike Participants: Lucy Buchanan-Parker, Alberto Contreras-Sanz, Elliott Skierszkan, Emily Skierszkan I can’t quite decide the best title for this trip report, so I’ve listed a couple of … 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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Wasted Long Weekend

The original plan was to go towards the Harrison Hut and investigate the new start of trail recommended by the loggers. But the Key Committee wasn’t able to acquire keys (they are still working on this, though). Another plan for … Continue reading

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McBride Traverse. Just don’t fall.

By Caitlin Schneider and Vincent Hanlon April 24th – May 1st, 2019 This is the story of how Caitlin Schneider, Julien Renard, Birgit Rogalla (kind of), and Vincent Hanlon traversed the big no fall zone they call the McBride Range. … Continue reading

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Preliminary Reconnaissance: Rediscovering Memorial Day Cave

Note: There is also a cave known as Memorial Day Cave located in Germany Valley, West Virginia. As it happens, I am on very good terms with the Potomac Speleological Society, one of the local grottos that discovered and surveyed … Continue reading

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