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Winter Longhike 2022

This trip report is written from three VOCer’s (Marie Sandler, Kevin Lam, Shruti Yogesh Vansia) point of view. Day 1: Marie’s Experience:  At 5:00 am, our car (the three trip leaders and our quinzhee group of Carolina Bombelli, Jacob Hotz, … Continue reading

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Pangea 2021: Disaster Fauna (5.11- A0, 600m) First Ascent

A much delayed trip report from August 2021. Article adapted from an entry originally submitted to the American Alpine Journal. ————– On August 15, 2021, Harlin Brandvold, Duncan Pawson, and I loaded our gear into the helicopter to make our … Continue reading

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Red Heather + Round Mountain Ski

On Saturday December 4th, 2021, 11 of us loaded up in three cars and headed out for a ski tour adventure at Red Heather Hut, hoping to summit Round Mountain, venture out to Elfin Lakes, and make some powdery turns. The … Continue reading

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Cousin of Cave V (AKA Underground Log Ride, But Without the Logs)

Day 1 – Friday It was a Friday afternoon. We met up with our car groups, excited to get going. I don’t know about the others, but our ride was packed tighter than – well, let’s just say it was … Continue reading

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Griswold Pass

Participants: Ryan MacDonald, Joanna Gower, Ross Campbell, Tom Curran and Cassandra Elphinstone July 22-26th 2021 Griswold Pass (Joanna) Our trip to Griswold Pass began as a trip to Strathcona Park – Cassandra and I planned a traverse route somewhere in … Continue reading

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The VOC Gets Fancy at Kees and Claire Hut

At 6:42 am on December 20th, I set a personal backpack-packing speed record in a frantic effort to stuff all my gear into my pack by 6:45, when I anticipated being picked up by Adam Rodrigues and Melissa Bernstein for … Continue reading

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Stoke then Soak (Nov 20-21, 2021)

the abridged version: some skied, some attempted to ice skate but ended up hiking in the snow, then there was hotsprings and a fire and a pork loin that was on sale and seared and songs and spiked hot chocolate and then more hotsprings. … Continue reading

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Walking Meditation, Contemplation, and Reflection in the Lizzie area

People: Caitlin Schneider, Vincent Hanlon, Birgit Rogalla July 1-4, 2021 It took till shoulder season to finally write up this trip report for a 4-day horseshoe loop up to Lizzie Cabin and along ridges to the Meditation/Battleship lakes area. Looking … Continue reading

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Mt. Gardner Waterpark

I first learned about Mt. Gardner a couple weeks ago, when I signed up for Lucy and Joe’s trip. Unfortunately a rainfall warning and subsequent chaos killed that idea, so we had lovely walk in Pacific Spirit Park instead. I … Continue reading

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Phantastic Phun Phound with Phriends at Phelix

It was late October when I was planning how I should spend my first and last fall reading break at UBC, should I go to Harrison Hot Springs with some friends, fly to Toronto to be cold and miserable, or … Continue reading

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