Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-11-22
Description : VOCene #30 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.

Photo of the Week: Backcountry skiing up at Red Heather. Picture taken by Alberto Contreras.

Upcoming Trips

Basic companion rescue scills course (
November 22 --- Wreck Beach
Clinic will discuss avalanche companion rescue.

Paddle for the North ( (movie)
SAR and Neil Mackenzie adventure grant fundraiser
November 24 --- Scarf 100 UBC
Doors will open at 6:00PM, with raffle tickets being sold from 6:00-7:00. Film maker Michah Rauguth will give a short opening at the beginning and then also be available for Q and A following the event!

Cordage and fire by friction workshop (
November 24 --- tbc
This workshop will teach people some basic skills that our ancestors knew about living off the land.

Snowshoe to Brew (
November 26 - 27 --- Brew Hut
Snowshoe to brew hut, hangout, play in the snow, play some music (Ukulele) and maybe do a bit of hutwork and hut inspection.

Groovin' turns at Helm Creek (
November 26-27 --- Garibaldi provincial park
Get out for a night of winter camping and skiing!

ACC Vancouver AGM and social (
November 28 --- Van Dusen gardens
Meet new people, enjoy some beer and ice-cream and have bit of a break before exam season. The ACC has generously offered to donate $5 for every VOC member that attends into a MEC gift card fund that we can use to purchase club gear!

Wilderness First Aid practice Session (
November 29 --- VOC clubroom
Review your first aid skills and try some new techniques. It'll likely be both entertaining and informative.

Slideshow: Stuart and Spencer find adventure (
November 29 --- ESB 2012
Hear more about a three week long kayaking/bushwacking adventure.
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:

Metal rods and metal domes; how I confirmed I have truly amazing friends  (

Beginner friendly backcountry skiing: It was a successful day with a group of 25 people up at Red Heather. Many were telemarking for the first time and some skiing for the first time in general. There were definitely still some rocks under the snow, but it's getting better. Pictures taken by Alberto Contreras and Allan Wilson.

Message Board Notes
* Biggeste-mail faff (,120461) ever?
* Room for rent (,120383) 34th and Dunbar
* Looking for boots and skins (,120555)
* Lost helmet/GoPro (,120560) at Keith's hut
* Movie night (,120534)
* Building solar lighting at Harrison Hut (,120186)
* Telemark boots for smaller feet (,120492)

Ms. Manners
Ms. Manners didn't have time to telepathically figure out a question this week. Please send your non-fluid dynamics questions this way!

Flashback from the past:
Ms. Manners offers her sincerest condolences, both to the person who wrote in with the clingy friend, and the one who can't get into good personal relationships.  She suggests that maybe if they traded partners, things would work out better.

As to "Weekend Warrior", who had troubles getting organized for weekend trips, Ms Manners recommends avoiding trips entirely, and instead hanging out full-time in the climbing gym. All you need is your charge card, and maybe a piece of paper to write down the names of your new friends.

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 #30, Nov. 22 2016

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:

"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."
— Terry Pratchett


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