Document type : vocene
Date : 2007-06-28
Description : VOCene #11
Content :
VOCene #11 - June 28, 2007
In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
    1) Europa
    2) Phelix Creek Bushwacking
    3) FMCBC AGM

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
    1) Climbing in the USA on Canada Day
    2) Squamish-Cheakamus Divide Ski Traverse
I. Trip Reports

1) Europa
Jeff visited Europa again last weekend for some more cleaning
action.  He has acquired two wire ropes for use with the chain
puller, and decided that the best idea would be to jug up the first
pitch with 200 lbs of gear.  Seems that didn't go so well, but
eventually he did get the "ropes" up there.

2) Phelix Trail Bushwack
Roland + co. plus Scott N., Steve, Eric, Jordan (and others?) went up
to Phelix Creek.  They started by fixing the rockslide at 0.5km.  It
is now passable by high clearance 4WD vehicles.  They drove almost to
the end of the road and bushwacked up the trail, marking wet areas so
they can be avoided when the trails is built.  Still lots of snow up
at the lake.  Please don't remove the flagging!

Sandra, Tim, Christian C. and Natalie went to Nelson for the FMCBC AGM
(Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia Annual General
Meeting).  Here is Natalie's trip report:

Tim, Sandra, Champagne and myself drove out to Nelson to the world of
acronyms this weekend. Yes, as a VOC member you too are a member of
the Federation of Mountains clubs BC and the four of us went to
represent our peers among the other clubs with membership more than
twice our age.

As your FMC rep I thought it would probably be nice to give you an
overview of the general proceeding.

The federation acts as the unified voice of twenty or so mountain
clubs in BC, acting on behalf of the clubs in response to the
government on issues surrounding conservation, trail maintanence and
public education.

Besides the normal agenda of reviewing and approving the budget and
board, we touched on risk management and liability (thankfully the VOC
is covered by the AMS, hence the disclaimer about dying potential on
the heading of the message board every time you log on). We also
discussed the reorganization of the federation to streamline the
response time for dealing with conservation issues that come up in
each region.

Not that it was all about official buisness and proceedings...

In Tim's words the ride over was 'long enough to get drunk and sober
by the time you arrive'.

The four of us consumed more than our fair share of okanaagen
cherries, got in a decent trail run, a freakishly cold swim (in my
humble opnion),a morning yoga session, a certain frisbee collision
with a wood pile, and a lovely wildflower hike.

Indeed. A great weekend to be sure.

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Climbing in the USA on Canada Day
A group is organizing a trip to Leavenworth and Index in Washington
state.  For more information see the message board:

2) Squamish-Cheakamus Divide Ski Traverse
Evan is organizing a Squamish-Cheakamus divide traverse and is looking
for more participants.  See the message board for more details and
requirements.  If the traverse fails to occur, it looks like they
might go skiing/scrambling in the Semaphore lakes area.
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