Category Archives: Climb

Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

Sunny G1 on Brandywine

What do Brandywine Glacier and Katy Perry have in common? They were both a lot bigger in the early 2000s and are most definitely Hot and Cold. This weekend 60 VOCers occupied Brandywine Glacier for 2022’s annual Glacier School G1, … Continue reading

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A Feature-length Pinecone Burke Traverse

Trip Dates: June 30th – July 4th, 2022 Ever since stumbling across Richard, Birgit, Vincent, and Cassandra’s 2017 trip report, the idea of doing an extended version of their “Pinecone Burke Traverse” had been kicking around my head. During a … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Redneck Washington

Participants: Ana Ciocoiu, Eric Daigle Useful beta in bold Friday, May 27 In an attempt to escape the diluvial rains on the West coast, Eric and I picked the nearest dry town in Washington for a weekend climbing trip. 10pm: … Continue reading

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Not Daugther Of Ice

I have been rock climbing for two years now, but before the Daugther of Ice trip was posted, I didn’t even know that ice climbing was something you could actually do – like for real. So after watching a few … Continue reading

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An ice weekend; G1 2021

I’d never been in a truck before. A big, American, covered in dirtbag stickers, truck. I chucked my bag in the back and squished into the tiny jump seat behind the driver, Ethan. No need for a seatbelt, I was … 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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“The rain is just in your mind” wet climbing in Electric Avenue

After a lot of incertitude about the weather and not seeing pouring rain at 6am, we headed to Squamish! The sky was not looking so bad until we passed Squamish and continued north to go to Electric Avenue. At that … 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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Cerise Creek & Keith’s Hut Reopens & Joffre Scramble

The Cerise Creek Trail is now rerouted across the May 2019 landslide and the Keith Flavelle Hut is unlocked (as of July 1st 2021)! To mark this, I’ll post a brief guide to the Joffre Peak (2721m) summer scramble route (SE … Continue reading

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Cypress Glacier G1 School Oct. 3/4 2020

Sunny and warm on Saturday, foggy/cloudy and wet on Sunday. Not bad for coastal BC weather in October! One of the cars (a Jetta) did not have enough clearance to make it all the way to the trail head, so … Continue reading

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