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Brandywine Trip Report – June 2022

Anniversary Hike – Brandywine – June 2022 While the original plan for the trip was to visit Mt. Price, a string of weird weather this year dictated that snow conditions would likely not be safe there. Instead the call was … Continue reading

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Daughter of Ice 2022

My Daughter of Ice experience started late Friday night when Linda and Mason arrived in Vanthony to collect me. I was their last passenger and so together with Seton, Anelia, Anton, and Jeffery and approximately one fuckton of gear in … Continue reading

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An ice weekend; G1 2021

I’d never been in a truck before. A big, American, covered in dirtbag stickers, truck. I chucked my bag in the back and squished into the tiny jump seat behind the driver, Ethan. No need for a seatbelt, I was … Continue reading

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Griswold Pass

Participants: Ryan MacDonald, Joanna Gower, Ross Campbell, Tom Curran and Cassandra Elphinstone July 22-26th 2021 Griswold Pass (Joanna) Our trip to Griswold Pass began as a trip to Strathcona Park – Cassandra and I planned a traverse route somewhere in … Continue reading

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Phantastic Phun Phound with Phriends at Phelix

It was late October when I was planning how I should spend my first and last fall reading break at UBC, should I go to Harrison Hot Springs with some friends, fly to Toronto to be cold and miserable, or … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Workhike!

Twas a week among midterms and all across Vancouver, VOC members heard the beckoning call of a backcountry siren otherwise known as Anya Boardman whispering tantalizing phrases such as “hut trip” and “trail work,” among other concepts powerful enough to … Continue reading

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Best October Skiing Ever?

On Saturday, October 30th 3 VOCers set out to take advantage of the sunny weather and recent snowstorm. We decided to go to Shovelnose Creek, a hot backcountry skiing destination accessed by a long drive up the Squamish River Valley. … Continue reading

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The Mountain Gets the Last Laugh(ington)

When my friend Shane mentioned we would probably need a chainsaw to get to Mount Laughington I should have realized what I was in for. This peak is not well-traveled in the winter, and it turns out there are some good reasons … Continue reading

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Cheeky trip up Mulligan, Feb 15, 2021

Note: All covid protocols were taken seriously on this trip. Mt mulligan trip report: Feb 15 2021 The team: Tobias, Edward, William, Kevin, and Myself. Posts on south coast touring on February 14 made Mulligan a desirable target for the … Continue reading

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Cypress Glacier G1 School Oct. 3/4 2020

Sunny and warm on Saturday, foggy/cloudy and wet on Sunday. Not bad for coastal BC weather in October! One of the cars (a Jetta) did not have enough clearance to make it all the way to the trail head, so … Continue reading

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