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Accident Reports, Workhike Reports

Harrison Hut October 2021: Reminiscences From My Second First Year

With exams over and my second year at UBC coming to a close, lately I’ve been reminiscing about the past seven months. It’s been a great year, coming out of Zoomiversity and back into the real world, with the requisite … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend at Sphinx

April 15-17, 2022 Trip members: Shu Yu Fan, Beth Roskilly, Kyra Przybylski, Joseph Meyer, Martin Kuerbis, Emily Wood With one exam done and 4 more in the next 8 days, I decided that the best way for me to spend … Continue reading

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Girlz Ski Gin: Narrowly avoiding disaster while everyone else has a lovely time

That morning as I drove up the Sea to Sky, my car packed with skis and a couple other ladies, I breathed some sighs of relief as I enjoyed the view and blasted some road trip tunes.  I thought that … Continue reading

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Ladies* Night at Seymour: A collaborative trip report

Trip date: Wednesday, March 9th 2022   Audrey When I first saw the “Ladies Night at Seymour [Beginner Friendly, learn to ski!, helpers needed (workhike)]” trip posting on the VOC website, I jumped at the chance for a beginner, women, … Continue reading

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Neve crew goes up to Brew (Step 3/5 to the Neve Traverse)

Saturday Feb 12 2022 The third step to prepare for the Neve (neh-vay and not neev as I found out) was a 2-day trip to the Brew Hut. The Brew Hut always seemed to be quite scary to me, with … Continue reading

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The Return of Haggis: Burns ‘n’ Turns 2022

  The moment I stepped out of the car on the icy parking lot of Phelix Creek trailhead, my feet slipped out from under me, and I found myself hanging up in the air in an L-seat for a second … Continue reading

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The VOC Gets Fancy at Kees and Claire Hut

At 6:42 am on December 20th, I set a personal backpack-packing speed record in a frantic effort to stuff all my gear into my pack by 6:45, when I anticipated being picked up by Adam Rodrigues and Melissa Bernstein for … Continue reading

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Phantastic Phun Phound with Phriends at Phelix

It was late October when I was planning how I should spend my first and last fall reading break at UBC, should I go to Harrison Hot Springs with some friends, fly to Toronto to be cold and miserable, or … Continue reading

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Cowichan Valley Bikepacking Adventure!

This trip report is a collaborative effort by Brendan Tai and Chester Chan Day 1 and 3 are written in Brendan’s POV. Day 2 is written in Chester’s POV. Day 1: Vancouver to Gordon Bay Distance: 136km Elevation Gain: 1,314m … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Workhike!

Twas a week among midterms and all across Vancouver, VOC members heard the beckoning call of a backcountry siren otherwise known as Anya Boardman whispering tantalizing phrases such as “hut trip” and “trail work,” among other concepts powerful enough to … Continue reading

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