Category Archives: Special Reports

Accident Reports, Workhike Reports

“Shoulder Season” Hike to Phelix

As a first year going on my first VOC trip, I was pretty stoked to get away from Vancouver for a weekend as well as do probably one of my last hikes of the season. In fact, I got to the McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Brew wood haul 12/09/2020

The trip was originally going to be trail maintenance near Harrison hut but due to complications we switched to Brew. I’ve never been to Harrison and was looking forward to being with acquainted with a new hut, but visiting old … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt.Robson

I had never actually seen the summit of Mount Robson. Every time I drove by in the past the top half of the mountain was engulfed in a boiling tower of clouds. Standing in the parking lot with Seton Kriese, … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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The underrated East-Sub Summit of Mount Shadowfax

Participants: Duncan Pawson, Nick Hindley, Harlin Brandvold Dates: August 2019 Days 1-2: After our journey to Pangea was cut short (see trip report for that), we headed to Phelix Creek as a solid backup. Our plan was to establish a … Continue reading

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Cursed Cousin of Cave 2019

In attendance: Nick Hindley, Natalie Maslowski, Temma Shandon, Anna Cho, Donald Lao, Johan Denker Ebskamp, Michaela Marxt, Austin Bauer, Victor Mate (Briefly) Friday FUN (Fucked Up Night): (Flashback to Oct. 25th) The Friday, a week prior to the weekend we … Continue reading

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Stories from a long night in the clubroom

Did you know? The VOC has a fifth hut, located right on campus. The so-called “Clubroom” is a bit like Red Heather, in that you aren’t technically supposed to sleep there. Well, given the impending transit shutdown, the wonderful AMS decided to … Continue reading

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A UVic Interloper Learns the True Meaning of Faffing About on Mt Brew [Workhike]

Mostly written by my cousin and workhike participant Teagan Dawson (a non-VOC member…gasp), with posting and contributions from me (Declan). As a newcomer to the VOC, this workhike up the old Mt Brew trail was eye opening in a number … Continue reading

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Werewolves of the Brew Hut

After some mild procrastination, I’ve finally gotten around to writing the long-overdue trip report of the Werewolves of the Brew Hut hike that took place from October 19-20.  Hopefully everyone can forgive me for my postponement of this report (I … Continue reading

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Hitting the Deck on a Top 100 “Protected” 5.9

Sunday, Oct 6: Having just learned trad at Rock Party the week before, I’ve been eager to get out to Squamish and practice leading on as many climbs as I can before heading off on a five-month Arctic excursion with … Continue reading

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