Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-12-06
Description : VOCene #32 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.
Photo of the Week: Plenty of snow this past weekend. Picture taken by Aurélien Pélissier.
Photo contest 2017: (,117852)
Submit your photos! Deadline will be January 20th, 2017. They can be submitted anytime before then.
Upcoming Trips

Wilderness First Aid practice Session (  (Tonight!)
December 7 --- VOC clubroom
Review your first aid skills and try some new techniques. It'll likely be both entertaining and informative.

12th annual Jared Stanley memorial lecture (  (Tonight!)
December 7 --- ESB 2012
In January 2005, Jared Stanley, a UBC student, passed away while back country skiing on Mount Seymour. This year's will be the 12th installment of the Jared Stanley Memorial Lecture.

Talk: Paddling for Parkinson from Port Hardy to Kechinan (
December 8 --- Jericho Sailing Centre
A presentation of a five week long paddling trip through the inside passage

Very merry climbing christmas party (
December 10 --- NEST 2301
The VOC pairs up with the VRCG (Vancouver Rock Climbing Group) for an open-to-all dinner, complete with speakers, jamming, acroyoga and other shenanigans.

Ridge wilderness adventures: shelter workshop (
December 14 --- ESB 2012
A talk on shelter construction, then head on to a Pacific Spirit Park for some hands-on shelter building.

Ski overnighter at Brohm ridge (
December 16 - 19 --- Brohm ridge
Go for an overnight ski trip to Brohm ridge, before it is developed.
Past Trips
Ms. Manners enjoys sharing your trip pictures. Please send them her way (so that she doesn't have to harrass you to get them)!
Trip reports: Snowfall and treefall ( --- skiing at Taylor Meadows
Callaghan ski trip:   Six went on a day-trip. Five went for 2 day trips one in the Callaghan and the other in the Duffey. Left: skinning up, right: digging a pit. Pictures taken by Alberto Contreras.

Brew Winter Workhike:  Happened.
Message Board Notes
* Constitutional changes (,120771)
* Calling all Tele nerds (,120762) !
* Tire chains (,120756)
* Female backcountry advice (,34976)
* 10 comandments of avalanche safety (,120752)
* Backcountry skiing map (,111554,page=2)
* Buying the ultimate VOC vehicle (,85986,page=2)
* Exec nominations 2017 (,120737)
* FS: downhill skis (,120761)
* FS: full ski touring setup (,120750)

Ms. Manners
Hey Ms. Manners,
I enjoy partying and only recently got into visiting backcountry huts. How can I be belligerent in the out of doors and continue to make an ass of myself?

Dear Partier,
From time to time I will have a small flask of Whiskey or scotch in my pack (remember beer and wine can freeze). On special occasions, a trip to Brew Hut for Feuerzangebowle is even necessary. That being said, I do have a few suggestions for getting rowdy in huts (and getting yourself kicked out into the snow):
* Wake people up and offer them shots.
* Throw up on other people and their gear.
* Tune the hut guitar until early in the morning while singing out of key

A final word: this holiday season, let's provide a pleasant hut experience for everyone.
Ms. Manners
Ms. Manners is the VOC's resident expert on mountaineering and outdoors etiquette. Do you have a question for Ms. Manners? Email the VOCene editor and it will be forwarded on to Ms. Manners.

VOCene #32, Dec. 7 2016
Whooops... sorry for the delay in sending the VOCene!

Ye Olde VOC:
A weekly recollection of the past of the club.

Read more about what past VOC members have been uptohere. (
Quote of the Week:

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."
— Terry Pratchett

Weekly recipe:
Every now and then I'll include a recipe from the VOC wiki ( here. Try them out and share yours!

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