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2021-09-19 Golden Ears Summit, seasoned by hail storm and chased by thunder storm.

The first thing is Stats: Member: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, Kaila Bonnel, Yiyi Yan Distance: 25.5km Elevation Gain: 1,778m Moving Time: 9:09:45 Avg Speed: 2.8kph, avg moving speed 4.3kph Temperature: 11C-23C, avg 17C (Left to right: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, … Continue reading

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Toba Expedition

Before we begin, a shout out is in order to the Neil Mackenzie Trust and the VOC for putting together the Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant. Learning about this grant for grand expeditions inspired us to dream up a longer combined … Continue reading

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Norvan Falls (and so do we)

Written by Diego Altamirano and Emily Adam   It was a wet and dreary morning, just what one would expect when hiking in Vancouver. The crew consisting of Lucy, Diego, and myself decided to get a moderately-early start, and be … Continue reading

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2021-09-13 Mount Currie Summit Attempt, and marmot hunting

Sitting at 2,591 meters, Mt. Currie is one of the highest mountains that most of us have ever attempted. The elevation gain is brutal yet consistent, and with a surprisingly well-maintained trail, this could easily be a type 1 fun hike on … Continue reading

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Wreck Beach, Pancakes, Sept 12

This trip was all about Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Leader Sophia Collins was Snow White. Usually we have about equal amounts of male and female participants but this time it just didn’t happen. I was one of the … Continue reading

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Faffalicious: The Squamish River Traverse 8 Ways

Group: Haley, Nicole, MJ, Jacob, and Hannah On a smoky mid-August Saturday, a group of 5 VOCers crossed the Squamish River to the Lake Lovelywater trailhead and back again, using a large variety of methods. Since this day was 19 … Continue reading

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But if you try sometimes, you’ll find you get what you need

Sometimes there’s a trip eating away at your brain, and the only possible relief is to attempt it, fail, and drag a few other forlorn souls down with you. During the March 2020 lockdown, Birgit Rogalla and I improved our … Continue reading

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More Wet than Golden, Again: Golden Ears Backpack Aug 7-8

Out of the twenty-four interested VOCers to the eleven committed to the six that actually showed up, I was part of the final crew who decided that spending my weekend in the pissing rain on a mountain with the white … Continue reading

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2 Fast 2 Furious: Pemberton Drift

This is a true story. The events depicted in this trip report took place in Minnesota Semaphore Lakes in 1987 August 2021. At the request of the driver some names have been changed. Out of respect for everyone else the rest … Continue reading

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Mount Seymour? More like Mount See-Less

It began with an early morning as two cars containing Beth, Isaac, Joe, Josh, Lucy, Min, and Sam ascended the misty winding road up to Seymour Mountain. The parking lot was apocalypse-like with few cars and a heavy mist blanketing … Continue reading

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