Document type : vocene
Date : 2008-02-13
Description : VOCene #38
Content :
VOCene #38 - Feb. 13, 2008
In this VOCene:

I. Trip Reports
     1) Intro to Ice Climbing
     2) Midnight Clamming Extravaganza

II. Upcoming Events and Trips
     1) Slide Show TONIGHT
     2) Red Rocks, Feb. 15-24
     3) Garibaldi Neve Traverse/Brew Hut, Reading Week
     4) VIMFF, Feb. 22- Mar. 1
     5) BCMC Social, Mar. 11
I. Trip Reports

1) Intro to Ice Climbing
Numerous people went Ice Climbing at Marble Canyon on the weekend.
Only one person was particularly injured by falling ice.  A variety of
leading and top roping was accomplished.  Numerous links to photos and
Piotr's TR are available on the message board:

2) Midnight Clamming Extravaganza
Jeff led his clamming mission to Porpoise Bay near Sechelt and
successfully retrieved hundreds of clams.  An enormous feast was held
and many of the clams were consumed.  Yum.  Thanks also to Iva and
others who helped cook.

II. Upcoming Events and Trips

1) Slide Show TONIGHT
Sailing in Papua New Guinea by Emma Vardy-Bragg
That's TONIGHT, 7pm, clubroom.

2) Red Rocks Reading Week, Feb. 15-24
It's February and it's cold & wet in Vancouver. Who wants to go down to Vegas
for a week of climbing in the sun? A bunch VOCers went down to Red
Rocks & Joshua Tree during Xmas break and it looks awfully nice.

3) Garibaldi Neve Traverse/Brew Hut, Reading Week
Roland is organizing some Neve traverse and/or Brew Hut fun.  Get in
on the action on the message board:

4) VIMFF, Feb. 22- Mar. 1

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival will be starting
soon and the VOC has obtained a reduced ticket price ($12 instead of
$17 -19) for the duration of the festival (February 22nd - March 1st,

To get your tickets, just sign up on the wiki before February 20th,
9:00 am and pay the discount price at the doors. Christian Champagne
will send a copy of the list to Alan at VIMFF. No more paying him or
the VOC for a ticket. Easy and simple. If you can't come after signing
up, you don't have to pay.

5) BCMC Social, Mar. 11

This info passed on from the BCMC (British Columbia Mountaineering

The March presentation is one some VOC members might be interested in.
John Baldwin will be speaking on ski touring in the coastal mountains.
John will be familiar to many members both as an ex-VOCer and author
of "Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis."

It is hoped the new, updated version of his book will be completed and
available but you never know with these things.

While we're expecting a good turnout for this meeting there is always
room for a few more. So, if any VOC members are interested they are
welcome to attend. There is no cost for attendance.

Starting next Wednesday the front page of the BCMC website (
with have all the pertinent information. The actual date of the
presentation is Tuesday, March 11.
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