Category Archives: Workhike

Trips which involve building/maintaining our huts and trails

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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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 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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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 2: Helicopter & Foundation)

Trip Date: 2018 September 1-3 Participants: George Hill, Luc Harvey, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Jackson Dagger, Lukas Schreiber, Heather Van Tassel, Alia Sanger.    Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 Saturday September 1st, the day before the helicopter. The … Continue reading

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Brew Outhouse and Door Project (Part 1: Design & Preconstruction)

Trip Date: 2018 March 1-Aug31 Participants: George Hill, Edward Lim, Luc Harvey, Haley Foladare, Will Kirby, Alex Wharton, Derek Hiemstra, Lukas Schreiber.    Part 1 - Part 2 – Part 3 Brew Hut is one of the VOC’s most popular huts … 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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A Minor Brew Hut Fiasco: Turds

Participants: Anita, Devlin, the tirfor, poop and me On Friday, April 27, Anita (not of the VOC), Devlin and I started off towards to Brew Hut with the heaviest post hole digger I could find and a couple buckets labelled … Continue reading

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Phelix Road Brushing Workhike

This was a short workhike on the weekend of Nov 11, 2017. Our crew was Jodie Nowell, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Fabian Frank, and myself (Martin Carnogursky). We drove up early on Saturday morning. The road had patchy snow starting … Continue reading

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2017 Brew Hut Solar Expedition

On June 3rd a crew of 9 organized by Roland Burton drove, hiked, snowshoed and skiied up to Brew Hut to replace the solar panel that had been ripped off during the winter previous. Shu Yu Fan drove one car … Continue reading

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Another Lizzie Workhike

To me this trip definitely wasn’t another Lizzie Workhike, but in fact my very first VOC experience. The trip was a wonderful start of a year that I hope will be filled with as many VOC adventures as possible. Firstly … Continue reading

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