VOC Hut Registration

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How to Register
  • Sign in to the VOCWiki on the log in page. You may need to create an account, which can be done from the log in page. Include your email address in your account information. It will not be exposed to the public but it will allow people to contact you with the "email this user" feature.
  • Edit this Wiki page using the edit tab. Or just edit the subsection you want to change using the edit buttons to the right of each heading. See help:contents for help with editing the wiki.
  • Add a line to the appropriate hut section with your registration. Include the following information:
    • The date you plan to use the hut
    • The size of your group. Do not describe your party size as "hut full". This isn't a very good descriptor - it's way too subjective. Try and give some real numbers, even if it's only an estimate or a range. We don't ask that you're so specific, but please try and estimate a number and update that to be as accurate as you can. VOC trips, in particular, can usually be found on the trip agenda - so if you are a VOC Member, you can see not only how many people are coming, but even what they're names are and who's driving (if the organizer is keen they will have a link directly in the hut registration page).
    • Your contact information - your phone number, email address, or a link to your user or user:talk page (easily created with ~~~~ or ~~~). If you have registered your email with the VOCWiki, other people can contact you through your user:talk page without revealing your email address.
  • If your chosen date becomes too busy for your liking, you may move your registration to another date.
  • Update your registration if any details about your group change
  • Remove your registration after your trip is complete.

If you know you will be at a VOC Hut at a given time please post here to let people know. Note that this is not a reservation and does not grant you exclusive use, or even priority over others who may not have posted, but it's "the right thing to do." Registering here will help prevent multiple large groups from arriving at the hut at the same time. The rule for VOC huts is that there is always room for one more (this works both ways).

There is no priority based on order of registration. Feel free to register yourself anyway even if the hut is already at or near capacity, just be prepared to deal with the situation if it turns out to be crowded. Not all parties who register to use a hut actually end up going, so there is some leeway for "overbooking".

We suggest non-VOC members give VOC a donation of $10 per person per night; you could send it to us or put it in the blue lock box inside the hut.

Registration, not Reservation

Remember - it's not a reservation. You are registering not only to tell people that you are going, but also to receive information in case the hut gets too full for your liking. That's why you need to include your contact information. Feel free to register far in advance, but remember that other people may plan trips on a different timescale (especially VOC types, who are categorically disorganized students who think 2 weeks out counts as advanced planning).

The VOC frequently organizes trips to our huts on short notice - we're a large club and demand for these trips is high. VOC members are very tolerant of cramped conditions in our huts. If you would prefer to avoid crowded situations, please register below so the VOC and other users can contact you to coordinate use.

Brew Hut Registration

The Brew Hut sleeps 12 in relative comfort. In a pinch there is enough space for 16 to sleep in the loft and 3 more on the sleeping bench downstairs, with nobody on the wet floor, but it's very tight. The current record is 21 people, but that's way beyond comfortable.

There is a Coleman stove up there. We do not supply fuel for it. If you are not familiar with Coleman stoves, don't use it. Bring your own cook stove.

Please use firewood sparingly. VOC just (summer 2014) spent about $7k to fly in firewood that may, if we are careful, last five years. This is not the place to make campfires. Unless the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you are actually cold, don't even light the wood-burning heater.

Date: group of X, contact information (please maintain chronological order!)

  • Feb 7-9, 2015 Group of 10, private, - contact Chris, cpetrus (at) gmail.com
  • Feb 7-9, 2015 Group of 6, private, - contact Jakob, jakob_henz (at) hotmail.com
  • Feb 7-8, 2015 Group of 4-6, private, - Isabel, mukinshori73ataolcom
  • Feb 8-9, 2015 Group of 2, private - contact Tamara, tamara.m.fields22 (at) gmail.com
  • Feb 14-21, 2015 Group of 7, private, - contact matt, mathewdiemer (at) gmail.com
  • Feb 14-16, 2015 Group of ~2, private, - contact Bram, bvanstraaten (at) geemail (etc)
  • Feb 19-22, 2015 Group of 8, private, - contact Dave, the.super.dave (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015 Group of 10, private, - contact Michael, ucantravel (at) gmail (dot) com
  • March 7-8, 2015 Group of 12, private, contact Hana, [email protected]
  • April 4-5, 2015 Group of 8-10, HOIC meetup - contact margaret margaretkoren (at) hotmail (dot) com

Brian Waddington Hut Registration

The Brian Waddington Hut can handle about 24 people in the loft upstairs.
We discourage people from going up there between August 15 and October 15 as the grizzly bears up there need a little privacy at this time.

Date: group of X, contact information Jan 1-Jan 3Group of 11 non VOCers. Contact ericpospisil(at)gmail

  • Jan 16-18 Group of 2 (1 VOCer, 1 not) and 1 dog, contact Nisan at hanisan on gmail
  • Jan 16-19 Group of 5-9 non VOCers. Contact Marc @ marc(underscore)heifetz(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Jan 30-Feb 1 Group of 4-5 contact Kevin ktilley(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Jan 30-Feb 1 Group of 20-25 Kilted VOCers (may change destination) contact: e dot skierszkan AT gmail.com
  • Feb 7-Feb 9 Group of ~14 non-VOCers contact: alex <no spaces>pross AT gmail (dot) com
  • Feb 7-Feb 9 Group of 4 non-VOCers contact: [email protected]
  • Feb 11-13 Group of ~8 non-VOCers. Contact Georgina geo (at) brunettemail (dot) com
  • Feb 13-16 Group of ~5 non-VOCers. Contact jerothwell (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Feb14-15 Group of ~2 non-VOCers. Contact BJCassell (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Feb 27-Mar 1 Group of ~6 non-VOCers. Contact: Markus <dot> reuhkala [at] rogers {dot} com
  • Mar 07-Mar 08 Group of ~8 non-VOCers. Contact: krystle <dot> bluhm [at] gmail {dot} com

Burton Hut (Garibaldi Lake, or Sphinx Hut) Registration

The Burton Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Make sure Garibaldi lake is frozen before you try to cross it. Typically it is frozen by the start of February.

This hut does not have a donation box, but we still maintain it, and your donation is welcome. In addition, if you stay at Sphinx, or anywhere in Garibaldi park, you must pay BC Parks $10 per person per night, even if you are a VOC membership-paying person. This may be paid online, the link is on the BC Parks/ Garibaldi website or go to: https://secure.camis.com/DiscoverCamping/Backcountry/Garibaldi?Map The penalty for not paying is $144 per person.

Date: group of X, contact information

  • January(Tue)6-7(Wed) 2015; Group of 3 non-VOCers, contact [email protected]
  • January 12 to 18, 2015 4 persons, if lake frozen
  • February 14-16, 2015 5 persons sroland at iyinisiw dot com
  • February 15-16 (Su-Mo) 2015: Group of 6 VOCers doing the Neve traverse, Contact: tobiask ätt cs.ubc.ca
  • February 13-25 2015; VOC Sphinx Camp. Traditionally a large group of VOCers is at Burton hut during reading break. Contact: info(at)ubc-voc.com
  • March 04-08 2015: Group of 8 non-VOCers, contact: Randy.Oakley at gmail dot com
  • March 12(Thu)-15(Sun) 2015; Group of 8ish non-VOCers, contact [email protected]
  • March 21, 2015: Group of 12ish VOCers will go if weather isn't good enough for the Neve, contact: spencer[dot]g[dot]rasmussen[at]gmail[dot]com

Harrison Hut Registration

The Harrison Hut sleeps 10 comfortably and 15 is cozy. Getting to the hut is difficult but is getting easier. Read more here [1].

Date: group of X, contact information

  • Oct 25, 2014 VOC Trail work party, hut will likely be full.
  • Nov 8-9, 2014 party of 4 [email protected]
  • Jan 1-4, 2015 party of 10 (non-VOC) [email protected]
  • Feb 7-9, 2015 party of 4 (non-VOC) kyle daught melnick at geeeemail daught calm
  • Aug 22-Sept 7, 2015 group of 2 for sure, ~5 maybes. 50/50 trail work/play. Contact jeffigator at gee-mail dawt calm.

Keith's Hut Registration

Note that Keith's Hut is not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so. Most users do not register, so don't be surprised to find the hut full to bursting with people who did not register here. The Hut has space for 15 people, but very often over 25 people sleep all over the place, dogs included.

  • November 29-30, 2014 Party of 4-6. Contact David - dave.dc70 at gmail dot com

Sentinal Bay Glaciology Huts Registration

The Sentinel Bay Glaciology Huts are not built or maintained by VOC, but if you want to indicate that you will be using it, you are welcome to do so.

  • August 23-24, 2014 Group of 2 non-VOCers. email thaddeus at math dot columbia dot edu