Category Archives: Hike

Hiking, Trail Running, Snowshoeing

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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The Odyssey of the Pole People – Three Peaks Mt. Seymour Hike

The day began luminously in the darkness of Place Vanier. The bleating of our alarms forcing waves of horror throughout our heads. Bleary eyed we pounded the alarm until it shut up. We fell back into the warm arms of … Continue reading

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In Jeff We Trust – Weekend #1 of Phelix Roof Construction

Trip Date: July 28-30, 2023 As you all know by now, especially following Adam’s report on getting stuff to the hut for this project, Phelix, or Brian Waddington Hut underwent some serious changes this summer. A new roof was desperately … Continue reading

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A Walk Around A Very Big Lake

Date: Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2023 Participants: Toji Nakabayashi, Marlous Bood, Marko Smitran, Nelson Fretenburg, Jonah King, Mona Yu Pre-amblings:  Earlier in the summer, I had heard from my friend how his Garibaldi Lake Circumnavigation trip was possibly “the best backpacking … Continue reading

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Somewhere near Pemberton you’ve never heard of

In England our wall map is folded up under my thesis and some paper Christmas stars Birgit’s mom gave us, but back in Canada it papered the walls of our living room almost from floor to ceiling, showing all the … Continue reading

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Glampacking through EC Manning

We’ve all heard of glamping, but let me introduce you to glampacking: a world of good times, lots of faff and very, very heavy packs. Juan Pablo, Sebastian, Angie, Kodiak (the pup) and I explored new territory in frivolous and … Continue reading

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