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VOC Europe New Year’s 2020 Trip

A Swede, a Thai, a Canadian, an Italian, two Swiss, two Chinese, three Liechtenstein people and – of course – four Germans set off to celebrate the start of a new year and decade. Fortunately, this is not the beginning … Continue reading

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The underrated East-Sub Summit of Mount Shadowfax

Participants: Duncan Pawson, Nick Hindley, Harlin Brandvold Dates: August 2019 Days 1-2: After our journey to Pangea was cut short (see trip report for that), we headed to Phelix Creek as a solid backup. Our plan was to establish a … Continue reading

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VOC Christmas Message

By now we’ve already heard the Queen’s Christmas Message and the Pope’s Christmas Message. I guess they are allowed to use the word “Christmas” in their message rather than the more politically correct “Seasonal”. I can’t remember what the messages … Continue reading

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Red Heather Mtn

Edward thinks that Red Heather Meadows doesn’t sound serious enough so the place has been renamed as Red Heather Mountain. We were very fortunate to get up there Sunday Dec 15. Fortunate that we didn’t have to drive because Shu … Continue reading

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Dog Mt Dec 14

Dog mountain is one of the lumps at the side of Mt Seymour, just next to Dinky Peak. Because the snow was not abundant we picked Dog as a destination because we knew it wouldn’t be very snowy or very … Continue reading

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Putting the WACK into Chilliwack

Nodoubt Peak – Intro to Advanced Bushwhacking – Oct. 26/27 2019   In the dark, early hours of Saturday, three vehicles roamed through the city collecting their sleepy-eyed passengers. At 6am traffic is noticeably better when cross the Fraser River … Continue reading

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New Routin’ at Phelix

After fleeing poor weather in Central BC, we came up with a backup plan to spend our week in familiar territory around the Phelix Creek area, putting up some new routes close to Brian Waddington hut. Aug 20 After a … Continue reading

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The Shovelnose Creek Chronicles

Participants: The Lims (Edward, William), Sean the cyclist, Me Destination for the day: Shovelnose Creek which involves a long drive up the Squamish Valley road out of cell service, onto a dirt road, then up a steep logging road to … Continue reading

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Cursed Cousin of Cave 2019

In attendance: Nick Hindley, Natalie Maslowski, Temma Shandon, Anna Cho, Donald Lao, Johan Denker Ebskamp, Michaela Marxt, Austin Bauer, Victor Mate (Briefly) Friday FUN (Fucked Up Night): (Flashback to Oct. 25th) The Friday, a week prior to the weekend we … Continue reading

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Stories from a long night in the clubroom

Did you know? The VOC has a fifth hut, located right on campus. The so-called “Clubroom” is a bit like Red Heather, in that you aren’t technically supposed to sleep there. Well, given the impending transit shutdown, the wonderful AMS decided to … Continue reading

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