Category Archives: Special Reports

Accident Reports, Workhike Reports

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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Iron Chef of Brew Hut in the Clouds – Round 3! (alternate title: Doggone days)

Mom came home the other night as I was sitting around on the sofa pondering my existence, and promptly stared vacantly into the fridge. It was pretty barren, from what I could see. She then proceeded to sigh, one of … Continue reading

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(not the actual) Brew Debacle – Burns ’n Turns 2019

As I walked into the clubroom on Monday afternoon I was asked “Did you go on Burns ‘n Turns?”. After replying that I had, all eyes turned to hear the tale of the five broken bindings, the broken knee, the … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Stove

Trip report for: [workhike] HMVDITTRAH 2019 – 4th annual How Many VOCers Does It Take To Replace A Helicopter? Mystery of the Stove Written by: John Wragg As this was my first ever VOC trip i was more than ready … Continue reading

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Brew Hut 2019 (VOC & VOCO Joint Trip!)

On Friday March 15th, three other ladies and I drove from Kelowna to Vancouver with excitement to begin our journey into Brew Hut, a backcountry hut built by VOC near Squamish. I was nervous because it was going to be … Continue reading

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Frosty Garibaldi Neve

We went to rubble creek, and when we were waiting, a guy crushed a speed-limit sign on his way to a snow bank. We met Atti and Ildi, who drove us up to the chain-up area at Red Heather. Ildi … 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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Lovely Humans to Lake Lovely Water – July 20-22, 2018

Trip Organizer: Maria Berno Trip Attendees: Maria, Tom, Mark, Glen, Mirtha, Glen, Graham, Derek, Tabea, Christine, Robert After hearing so many lovely things about Lake Lovely Water but many horror stories about the approach I decided it was my turn … Continue reading

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Iron Chef at Brew Hut

The legendary Iron Chef at Brew Hut started off strong as, although our organiser Joe “Energy Legs” O’Brien told us to expect snowy slushy hiking, we came up to the most beautiful of sunny and mostly dry days. The initial … Continue reading

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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 3: Construction)

Trip Date: 2018 September 8-9 Participants: George Hill, Luc Harvey, Alastair White, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Shu Yu Fan, Robert Shilton, Aye Min, Lukas Schreiber, Daniel Tan, Eric Pollard.    Part 1 – Part … Continue reading

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