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Zoa, Sort Of. Mostly I Just Flap My Gums About Various Sizes of Peanut Butter Cups. Jan 12, 2019

I’d been looking for something beginner friendly for my son Devlin’s friend and associated parents that wasn’t Red Heather, since they’d done that already, and noticed Ross Campbell’s beginner-friendly trip to Zoa. I hadn’t been to Zoa before, but it … Continue reading

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The Great White Mane of Shadowfax

Trip Date: 2018 December 27-Jan1 Participants: Cody Lai, Armarn Roland, Nathan Slater, Robert Shilton, Ilya Capralov, George Hill, Will Matous, Martin Carnogursky   The following is an account of Phelix New Years as originally written in my Journal edited only for spelling and … Continue reading

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Spearfishing in the Red Heather Lagoon, Jan 4-6 2019

After a bunch of people dropped in and out, venues changed and emails flew around, Devlin and I ended up by ourselves in a snow cave on a Friday at Red Heather, with the rest of our party arriving the … Continue reading

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VOC Europe New Year’s 2019 Trip

VOC Europe is a loose collection of VOCers who left Canada and wish to bring the VOC spirit to Europe (example trip). Join our facebook group or write me (Tobias Klenze) a message: [email protected] Good overnight trips need only a … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Birthday in the Backcountry

Never having been on a backcountry ski trip before, I have no points of reference on how these things go – so excuse any presumptuous writing on my part. D The rain was cold as I trudged down main mall in … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier via The Fuhrer Finger

A ski descent   Dates: May 19-21, 2018 Participants: Duncan Pawson, Tobias Huxol, Justin Krawetz Note from the author: I apologize for my tardiness. I was debating whether or not to write a TR for this trip as it’s a … Continue reading

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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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