Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-12-22
Description : VOCene #29 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.
Photo of the Week: The three Musketeers on Mt. Matier last year, to illustrate stoke for this year. Picture taken by Nick Hindley.
Upcoming Trips

Slideshow: cycle-touring South Korea and Japan with a baby (
November 16 --- ESB 2012
Have you ever heard that South Korea has awesome cycling infrastructure? Curious how it is to travel by bike with a baby? Did you know that Japan has amazing tropical islands? Or that Japanese people offer awesome hospitality? See amazing photos and videos from this trip and hear the stories which made the trip so special.

Movembers climb for the cause (
November 18 --- SRC climbing room
Come out to support the fight against cancer, by climbing to your heart’s content!

Backcountry skiing (beginner friendly) (
November 19 --- tbc
We will go for the day up to Red Heather in Garibaldi Park or maybe Mount Seymour. The purpose will be to learn the basics of backcountry skiing (putting on skins, skiing up hill, using edges, skiing (falling) downhill, etc.).

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.

Groovin' turns at Helm Creek (
November 26-27 --- Garibaldi provincial park
Get out for a night of winter camping and skiing!
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)!
Skiing at Phelix: The snow was highly mediocre, but the trip was fantastic with lots of singing and card games.

Trip reports:
Rob's and Sara's 36th annual slideshow and potluck dinner (
Message Board Notes
* Biggeste-mail faff (,120461) ever?
* Room for rent (,120383) 34th and Dunbar
* VOC volunteer participation survey (,120452)
* Winterdirtbagging in Whistler (,120382)
* Effect of rain on long term snowpack (,120378)
* Membership fees of outdoors clubs (,120433) in Van

Ms. Manners
Dear Ms. Manners,
I arrived at the clubroom at the end of gear hours around 5:58pm the other day and there was a wave of people wanting ski set ups. The quartermaster seemed somewhat unhappy. What am I supposed to do?
Running Late

Dear Running Late,
Although it may surprise you, the quartermasters have things to do and places to be after gear hours, no matter how much they might love (talking about) gear. They are the ones who make sure your skis function and your boots fit well, so please try to get to gear hours early (cookies and other bribes help too).
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 #29, Nov. 15 2016

Please fill out Liz' VOC volunteer participation survey (,120452) !

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:

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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