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Paddling Stinks

My second experience with whitewater kayaking took place last weekend, on the lower Mamquam River in Squamish. It was pouring when I met up with James in the Chief parking lot on Saturday and most of the people camping there … Continue reading

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Unbelievable feat at Wells Gray

My 3 am alarm rings, I am late for my United Airlines flight to SF. Barely awake I got my bags in an Evo and raced to the YVR airport. On my way down Marine Drive, I thought of how … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Damp Kind

Little climbing, lots of vibes on this Feb 2023 Great American Road-trip Seeking a distraction from my miserable job (which I rage-quit months later), I got together with my friends Erin, Alexey, and Eric to plan an all-american road-trip over … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut By Bike: Some Words and Photos

If you’re like me, then the phrase “VOC Harrison Hut” might be synonymous with forbidden isolation. Sure, people say it used to be accessible, and there are journal articles to prove it, but that might as well be ancient history. … Continue reading

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Terrifically Tantalising and at Times Terrifying Traverse of the Tantalus by a Sexy Giggle of Pals

Group members: MJ, Lou, Simeon, and AJ Dates: June 22, 23, 24 (and also the 25th), 2023   Tuesday June 20th In the evening, we had a pre-trip meeting and decided that the conditions were good (supposedly the snow coverage … Continue reading

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Paddling and Panting up Robbie Reid

After a successful Saturday peak-bagging the Howes Sound Crest Trail, Tim Warkentin and I were pretty confident about our fitness levels and were looking for another weekend adventure. Mount Robbie Reid is a classic scramble that had been on my … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills 2023 – Face Mountain

Participants: Kevin Lam, Victor Sira, Nelson Fretenburg, Sri Chaitanya Bonthula, Mona Yu, Marko Smitran, Jacob Grossbard, Kaylie Robinson Saturday July 15 (Kevin’s POV) This trip started as any other VOC trip, sleeping later and waking up earlier than I would … Continue reading

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Currie for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Marko: Meep Meep Meep. My alarm startles me awake. “It’s too early to be awake”, I think to myself, taking solace knowing that I have it easy. At least I am not Mona Yu, driving all the way from Surrey … Continue reading

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Phelix Roof: Getting The Stuff There

As you may or may not have heard, the VOC has been busy making construction plans since March, when the roof at the Brian Waddington/Phelix Creek Hut suffered a partial failure. Fundraising, structural design, materials procurement, transportation, meal planning, and … Continue reading

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Scrambling Near Semaphore Lakes (plus some tangents)

I went on a little overnight trip to the Semaphore Lakes area this past weekend. The first interesting moment of the trip happened before I even got to the trailhead. A ways up the Hurley FSR, I saw a small magenta … Continue reading

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