Category Archives: Ski

Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering

Mamquam Icefield (April 4-6)

No tent poles, not enough fuel, a couple detours = Good time to be had! (P.S. This report was not reviewed by my trip partner. Certain facts and events might have been exaggerated for entertainment.) Mamquam had always been on … Continue reading

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Two Bears, March 13, 2021. That’s the name of the run. There weren’t any real bears.

Two Bears is this run described in the Baldwin guide that is accessed from the Zopkios Rest Area but dumps the skier out a bit south of the Box Canyon Chain-up Area. Baldwin suggests leaving your car at Box Canyon … Continue reading

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Thar Peak

On Sunday, February 14th, we went to Thar Peak. It was a nice day, and the ski up was pretty good, and the cleared area for the pipeline helped us get up to the alpine. The snow was really slippery, but luckily there … Continue reading

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Cheeky trip up Mulligan, Feb 15, 2021

Note: All covid protocols were taken seriously on this trip. Mt mulligan trip report: Feb 15 2021 The team: Tobias, Edward, William, Kevin, and Myself. Posts on south coast touring on February 14 made Mulligan a desirable target for the … Continue reading

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Disturbing times on Bombtram Mountain, Feb 7, 2021

The avalanche forecast was considerable-moderate-moderate, despite there being a lot of fresh new snow in the forecast, so it seemed like an ideal time to get back up on Bombtram and get on the steep south face in a relatively … Continue reading

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Type 1.5 Fun: Ski Touring near Red Heather Hut

I have been meaning to join the VOC for a few years and only recently did I finally sign up and find a trip to go on, with encouragement from Jacob Grossbard and Cass Berno among others. I was planning … Continue reading

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Intro to Backcountry Part 2 – Needle Peak

Time in the mountains can be a lot of things. It can be time for self reflection, time pushing the limits of your will and wit, and other high-minded nonsense of the sort. Other times, when the tides of ego … Continue reading

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Self-Propelled Seymour Slog

On Wednesday night, I got a message from Gabrielle Booth: “What are you up to on Saturday? I’m thinking biking and skiing…” Bikes and skis are my favorite things. And someone on Facebook was offering free beer to the first … Continue reading

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VOC Europe New Year’s 2020 Trip

A Swede, a Thai, a Canadian, an Italian, two Swiss, two Chinese, three Liechtenstein people and – of course – four Germans set off to celebrate the start of a new year and decade. Fortunately, this is not the beginning … Continue reading

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Overly Optimistic Outings lead to Truly Terrific Turns

We were surprised at the pretrip that only 3 people wanted to try to ski in mid October. Johan, Seton and I decided that the most likely place to get decent turns was up around Wedgemont lakes. It was predicted … Continue reading

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