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Easter limping out of Phelix Hut

Easter limping out of Phelix Hut The day I heard that there were mountains named after Lord of the rings characters, I knew that I wanted to go there sometime. Luckily Robert Lachance organised a Skiing trip to Phelix Hut … Continue reading

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Lillooet Headwaters “Surge” (April 21-25, 2018)

** Brief aside about the TR title: Too much “in-doctor-nation” (pre-medical and medical schooling) has conditioned my mind to only think “SURGE” after LH… Since waters can surge just like hormones, and we completed this trip relatively quickly, I thought the … Continue reading

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The Engine and The Guard

An early season ascent of Phyllis’ Engine and a standard season ascent of The Guard Dates: April 25 – 28, 2018 Participants: Duncan Pawson, Nick Hindley, Tobias Huxol Prologue: The trip planning started as all classics do, with a good … Continue reading

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Little Brew Adventure

Roland, Aaron, and I went up to Brew, and stayed one night. We called it a workhike, and figured that there would be things to do, such as carry journals, empty the cashbox, measure the doorframe, and deal with the … Continue reading

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A Minor Brew Hut Fiasco: Turds

Participants: Anita, Devlin, the tirfor, poop and me On Friday, April 27, Anita (not of the VOC), Devlin and I started off towards to Brew Hut with the heaviest post hole digger I could find and a couple buckets labelled … Continue reading

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Winter Camping at Fat Dog

(trip report by Sarah Mitchell) Despite the strange trail name this trip was super fun including lots of rainy snow, cool mystical views of cloudy mountains, and most importantly – our top-notch snow fort kitchen. We started the day (after … Continue reading

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2018 Womyn’s Traverse – Skyline Trail aka Treelined Trail

  Welcome to the story of the annual Womyn’s Traverse Bushwhack.     We (Else, Heather, and Dakotah) are all relatively experienced and wanted an objective with a little bit of adventure and unknown, while keeping with the traverse theme; … Continue reading

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Skier Triggered at Cayoosh

Synopsis: While three out of five members of our party are digging a pit, a skier from another party cuts the slope above, triggering a size 1 avalanche.  We get out of the way and are unharmed.  Obscenities are exchanged. … Continue reading

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Car-less Sky Pilot Solo

Disclaimer: Soloing is dangerous. Stay well within your ability level, always tell someone where you’re going, have a back up plan.      Or just don’t do it. December 14th 2017 I had just finished my last exam and was finally … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Bivy Trip VOC Europe, 9th-10th of December 2017, Rossstöckli

Author: Flo, Editor: Tobias We all were stoked for this trip. Carrying memories from past VOC trips in our hearts and loving the adventure, friendship and craziness encountered in these trips, we were hoping to continue that VOC story over … Continue reading

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