Category Archives: Huts

Trips involving one of the VOC huts

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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Harrison Hut By Bike: Some Words and Photos

If you’re like me, then the phrase “VOC Harrison Hut” might be synonymous with forbidden isolation. Sure, people say it used to be accessible, and there are journal articles to prove it, but that might as well be ancient history. … Continue reading

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Phelix Roof: Getting The Stuff There

As you may or may not have heard, the VOC has been busy making construction plans since March, when the roof at the Brian Waddington/Phelix Creek Hut suffered a partial failure. Fundraising, structural design, materials procurement, transportation, meal planning, and … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Phelix Workhike 2023

Written by Roland: “For those who don’t know, the roof of the Phelix Hut decomposed and a massive amount of work is required to replace it. I decided to go up for a few days and help a bit . … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Grand Tour

Participants: Julian Larsen, Allen Zhao, Adam French, Timothy Warkentin, Daniel Smidov, Gudrun (Gucki) Überacker Allen organized a trip to do a counterclockwise circumnavigation of Garibaldi Lake, while bagging as many peaks as possible along the way. I had never been to … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Spring 2023 (The Key Worked This Time)

Trip Participants: Elias Bowman, Rob Cieniawski, Eric Daigle, AJ Dreher, Nelson Fretenburg, Mozi Lu, Laura Mantin, Braydon Massoud, Joe Meyer, Dorian Simon, Adam Steele, Xander Hudyma Yu, Quintus Zhou. If you are a regular reader of VOC trip reports, you … Continue reading

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Harrison* Workhike, Spring 2023

Trip Participants: Elias Bowman, Sri Chaitanya, AJ Dreher, Joanna Gower, Anushika Jain, Mozi Lu, Braydon Massoud, Naomi Prohaska, Adam Steele, Joshua Tindall, Allen Zhao.   On Friday, May 19th, three cars of excited VOC’ers set out from Vancouver to visit … Continue reading

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Phelix: “The Front Fell Off” – Emergency Roof Repairs.

So there I was, toasting some walnuts for a delicious sauce, when Ross walks in the door looking perturbed. I caught “Haley” and “Put a tarp on it” and chuckle to myself. “Oh dear” I thought “I guess the roof … 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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An SOS call, frostbitten toe, and very nearly lost ski – a bit too much adventure at Sphinx Hut

Authors/trip participants: AJ Dreher, Joe Meyer AJ and I had been gunning to go to Sphinx hut for a while. One of the main objectives was to ski the Sphinx – an iconic mountain towering above Sphinx Bay, visible from … Continue reading

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