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Scrambling, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Ice Climbing

A Ski Descent of Mt Robson (Kain Face via the Patterson Couloir)

Trip Date: May 7th-10th, 2024 Participants: Noah Macdonald, Charles-Antoine Leblanc Summitting and skiing Mount Robson has been a dream of mine for longer than I can remember. On May 9th, I finally made that dream come true. Brevity is a virtue … Continue reading

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A First Foray in Patagonia Pt.2

Part 2 of 2. A long trip report detailing our time climbing in the Fitz Roy massif, Patagonia. You should read part one here first: https://www.ubc-voc.com/2023/10/03/a-first-foray-in-patagonia-pt-1 January 30-31: Mermoz misadventure We hiked back up to Piedra Negra, swapping our approach shoes … Continue reading

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A Rambling Writing on Red Rocks

Featuring: Julian Larsen (me) and Luke Stockall   Day 1: American Dream After arriving mid afternoon in Vegas, we had but one task: get groceries for the weekend so we can leave the city behind. This task proved more difficult … Continue reading

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Tantalised | July 6-9, 2023

Justin Sze, Rosalie Gunawan, and Ewan Wright on the Tantalus Traverse, July 6-9 2023 Written by Ewan Wright Justin traced his finger through the dirt on the back of his Subaru: ‘Tant Trav, 3x’. Three people. Three days. I thought: … Continue reading

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Mazama Multipitching Mayhem

Trip dates: October 6 – October 9, 2023 Trip participants: Isabella Ma, Adam Riesel, Timon Brinker, Julian Larsen, Isaac Borrego, Niclas Heinsdorf, Anna Vu, Jessica Leung Below accounts the events of October 7, to October 8, 2023. Based in Mazama, … 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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!GURI |AIB (The White Streak)

Learning to Route Develop and Big Wall Climb in Spitzkoppe, Namibia Preparatory Ramblings     Preparatory Ramblings It has taken me some time to submit this report. On my return from Namibia, I was greeted by a series of emergencies … Continue reading

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Ensakwatch Enchainment

Trip Date: September 19th, 2022 Participants: Noah Macdonald, Will Raleigh-Smith On Sunday, September 18th at around 3pm, Will asked if I was free to climb the next day — he was itching to get on some alpine rock before the … Continue reading

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Frey, Argentina: Among the Agujas

Trip date: January 9 – 14, 2023 Trip participants: Nick Hindley, Steve Stosky, Sam McEwen, Esther Li, Duncan Pawson, Val Fazio, Alissa Butcher, Natasha Beaulac, Nick Brown, Graham Haber, Tara Hartzell, Matt Hill Frey is an alpine area in the … Continue reading

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Chek Ice Climbing

Trip Date: Feb. 24th 2023 Trip Participants: Ethan Somji, James Maltman, Kaylie Robinson This fall and winter, James Maltman and myself and have spent a lot of time wandering about Chek Canyon. On one day that we were there we … Continue reading

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