Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Bambling — A Case Study

The idea for this trip originated from the fact that I don’t own a car, and last year I did not get out scrambling as much as I would have hoped. RIP my 2005 5spd Subaru Outback named Charli, it’s … Continue reading

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Mud, Moss, Sand, and Stone: Becoming the Real Muddy Buddies on the Nootka Trail

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Dates: May 4th – May 10th Participants (divided into car groups, which is an important detail of the story): Car 1: Duncan MacIntyre, Sri Chaitanya, Diana Laschewski, Ann-Cathrin Muller Car 2: Flavia Caprez, Diego Fernandez, Xi Liang, Anneke Dresselhuis, Laura … Continue reading

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Phelix Demolition

Realizing I wrote this article for the journal but never put it on the website, so here you go! An 8+ month old trip report. Also, coincidentally very apt that this gets posted next to Jeff’s ‘wasps’ trip report. Dates: … Continue reading

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Khaos in Kazakhstan

The following is a trip report about our (Anton Afanassiev, Ben Sommerfeld, and Ketan Desai) fairly chaotic and injurious trip to Kazakhstan that happened last summer. Also joining us were Anelia Mynzhasarova and Bree Kehler. Now that the journal is … Continue reading

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Burns & Turns 2024 (Minus some Turns)

It all started in the wee hours of the morning the Saturday of reading break… (Okay, I’ll stop trying to sound Scottish now). My car group had surprisingly very minimal faff for the morning of a VOC trip. So to … Continue reading

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Taking our skis for a walk: An attempt on Mt. Glendinning + Sloquet Hot Spring

Participants: Julian Larsen (me), Duncan MacIntyre, Stefanija Rekasius, Xi Liang After a long stretch of assignments and midterms I had one goal for reading break: absolutely forget about school. This necessitates a VOC trip or two, so I signed up … Continue reading

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September Powder Day

It was a crisp 4:30 am on September 24th, and two first-years set out with hope in their hearts to ski a glacier on Rainbow Mountain. I was new to the VOC, and when I saw a trip titled “September … Continue reading

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New Years at Phelix: Or, My First Real VOC Trip

Dec 29 2023, 11:30pm. I couldn’t sleep.  I was worried about the weight of my bag. It was my first time backpacking overnight and I’m a horrible, horrible packer. Do I really need about three meals worth of mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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Ancient Giants: Beginner-Friendly Tree Hunting

The first of many highlights would be the 6:30am meet up at the 14 Hastings bus stop at UBC where there were many early morning commuters that boarded the bus surprised to see many jovial UBC students in outdoor attire sitting … Continue reading

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G1 2023: Type 2 fun is still fun

The G1 trip began with an early rise on Saturday September 23rd. As we drove to Brandywine Mountain, my car group shared their hiking backgrounds and were shocked to find out the extent of my experience was St Mark’s Summit … Continue reading

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