Document type : vocene
Date : 2016-05-17
Description : VOCene #3 2016
Content :
Adventures make one late for dinner.

Photo of the Week: VOCers enjoy the sunset at Cypress and prepare for the ski down. Picture taken by Emily Kuang. Send your nominations to the VOCene editor.

Upcoming Trips

Pemberton Icefield traverse (  (intermediate)
May 19 - 23 --- Pemberton Icefield
This weekend a small group will attempt a ski traverse of the Pemberton Ice cap. If anyone is heading to the Harrison/Meager area, contact Mike as we'd be eternally grateful for car shuffle help (,118178) .

Brew Hut (work) hike (   (beginner)
May 21 - 23 --- Brew
Get some trail work or hut work done and enjoy the beautiful surrounding areas of Brew Hut!

Lizzie Workhike ( (beginner)
May 28 - 29 --- Lizzie Lake
Lizzie Lake and the surrounding area is an alpine heaven near Pemberton. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the club, and work on making getting to Lizzie *not* involve hours of shielding your face from second growth. There will also probably be a desert potluck and ukulele.

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)!

Galiano Island biketrip: A group of six had a good time biking around Galiano Island. In the picture (taken by Ilya Kapralov) below, Jess takes a break with some bouldering at the Galiano Island caves. There was also some biking on dirt paths through forests (middle left). Picture taken by Jess Mellage.

Climbing & Skiing Extravaganza: A group without midweek commitments had a fun day climbing (with some rain) at Woodstock in Murrin Park, followed by skiing at Cypress. Picture of skiing taken by Emily Kuang (middle right).

Climbing & Hiking Stokefest I: A large group of VOCers set out for a weekend of hiking, camping, music, and climbing in Squamish. The hike involved beautiful views of the Howe Sound as can be seen in the bottom left picture taken by Julien St-Amand.

Vantage climbing: Some climbers drove South across the border to further explore the rock in the US. Shenanigans may or may not have included stuffed Modo vans, boxed wine, and night climbing. In the bottom right picture, climbers hang out at the crags. Picture taken by Lena Foerstel.

Message Board Notes
* Grandwall equipment (,114609)  - order will be placed today!
* 2016 Library Acquisitions (,118114) - suggestions?
* Alpine Skills Course (,118165)
* Patagonia screening of 180 South (,118183)  - May 24
* Tiff is looking for a room (,118171) from Aug/Sept
* Discussions on toddler climbing (,118139)
* Better than Zebralight (,118138) headlamp?

Ms. Manners
This week, Ms. Manners was busy helping the VOCene editor create the new layout for this Newsletter and preparing for a ski traverse. Ms. Manners will return next week and is happy to hear questions and feedback!

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, with a reply posted the following week.

VOCene #3, May 17th 2016

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

In 1972 the VOC awarded a Rubber Piton Award to a member who was involved with various climbing fiascos including tying into the railroad tracks and having five diesel units go by.

Mountain News/Articles:
If you have an article you would like to write/share, send it to the VOCene editor and it will be featured here.

Historical Badass: Climber, Guide, Educator Paul Petzoldt. (

Let's drop the idea that women shouldn't hike alone. (

Quote of the Week:
“The mountains are calling and I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly."  - John Muir (the full quote is often left out and gives insight into the importance he placed on his conservation work).

Please send in your nominations for Photo of the Week to the VOCene editor.

Tip of the Week:
Tell the time to sunset using your hands! Place your hand between the sun and the horizon/mountain tops. Each finger is worth about 15 minutes, so one hand means you have about 60 minutes left till sunset. Image taken from somewhere on the interwebs.

For questions, comments, or rants contact your clueless VOCene editor/Ms. Manners:

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