Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

Iron Chef at Brew Hut

The legendary Iron Chef at Brew Hut started off strong as, although our organiser Joe “Energy Legs” O’Brien told us to expect snowy slushy hiking, we came up to the most beautiful of sunny and mostly dry days. The initial … Continue reading

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A quality VOC introduction!

Last weekend I joined my first ever VOC trip; a backcountry adventure up to Semaphore Lakes organised by Graham Brown. I knew we were off to a good start when I was immediately offered tea (I’m British!) and a big, … Continue reading

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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Kailua, Hawaiʻi

with Eva Belén Ruiz, George Hill, Haley Foladare, Kylie Schatz, and me. It was just 9 am but the sun was already baking us. It’s been just a few minutes since we started walking from Kylie’s parents’ house, when we encountered … Continue reading

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Flinging a Weasel in Tetrahedron Park–Sept 14-16, 2018

Participants: Devlin, Anita and Ethan This was supposed to be a totally pleasant but not-worth-writing-up trip. Anita and her 6-year-old son, Ethan, were over for a hut trip, arriving Friday afternoon. The plan was to go to the Batchelor Lake … Continue reading

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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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