Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Scotland, Bell’s Bothy, and the Inaccessible Pinnacle

At the end of April, I had the opportunity to visit Scotland for a conference on Arctic plants. At the time, Ross Campbell was in Scotland as well. He was waiting to return to Canada and eager for a VOC-like … Continue reading

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Athelney Pass

Photos:by Cassandra and Caroline I had never heard of Athelney Pass before Caroline suggested doing a trip there over the Labour Day long weekend. Strangely, I noticed that there were no VOC trip reports from the area so I thought … Continue reading

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Lady and the Cheam

Trip report by Linda Dumalo Despite a couple of minor hiccups they were overshadowed by the great time I had and I am certainly keen on heading on another trip soon! The trip was already off to good start for … Continue reading

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Stepchild of Trail: From Trail Beginner to Ultra Winner!

For those who have never been trail running before, there are a couple of important, fundamental points about the activity that are often misunderstood. The first, and perhaps most important, is that you do not run the uphills. Unless you’re way … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course at Anniversary Glacier

July 6-7-8, 2018   On July 6-7-8, a group of 13 VOCers with three awesome instructors: Luca, Heather and Raz, ventured in the mountains to learn alpine skills. The class content was ambitious, enticing and exciting! Enough seducing for the … Continue reading

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Up and up and up to Sigurd Peak! – Sunday 8 July 2018

Lianne, Mirko, Mia, Andrew and I started our incline from the trail head on Ashlu Road at 9am as planned. We took the wrong turn that made for a brief detour in the beginning, but were back on track soon … Continue reading

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Eagle Expedition Mar 18

My sister Phyllis and her man Rod flew in from Medicine Hat. Their departure from Medicine Hat was delayed because the aircraft fuel truck driver locked his keys in the cab, so they couldn’t move the fuel truck, which was … Continue reading

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Going for Gold (The Golden Hinde)

Participants: George Hill, Anna La Lau, Esther Li, Sarah Taylor, Nick Hindley, Mirtha Gamiz, Felix Ossig-Bonanno Thursday, August 17, 2017 Sarah Taylor In the spirit of the peak bagging challenge that has been taking place this summer, our group signed on … Continue reading

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Exploring Scotland: The Highlands, Sea and Skye

Carly Peterson and I, Kelsey Miller, were on the verge of completing our undergraduate degrees when we decided to plan a trip to celebrate our efforts over the last five years. We were hungry for escape from the confines of … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine up Mt. Seymour

This past Sunday, a group of us eight VOCers went on a trip up Dog Mountain in Seymour Provincial Park. The morning weather showed little promise of clearing, with thick, grey fumes of morning fog hanging heavily over the road, … Continue reading

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