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Cowichan Valley Bikepacking Adventure!

This trip report is a collaborative effort by Brendan Tai and Chester Chan Day 1 and 3 are written in Brendan’s POV. Day 2 is written in Chester’s POV. Day 1: Vancouver to Gordon Bay Distance: 136km Elevation Gain: 1,314m … Continue reading

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19 Hours for Castle Towers

When I envisioned my Castle Towers backpack early this summer I had no idea that we would also be summiting the Black Tusk on the same trip. I definitely didn’t expect to get back to the trailhead at 2am, after … Continue reading

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More Wet than Golden, Again: Golden Ears Backpack Aug 7-8

Out of the twenty-four interested VOCers to the eleven committed to the six that actually showed up, I was part of the final crew who decided that spending my weekend in the pissing rain on a mountain with the white … 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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Banff/Jasper Scrambles and Kayaking

As the end of the summer of 2020 approached, my dream of a Rocky Mountain road trip seemed to be fading. The deadline to present my thesis proposal was nearing, making it difficult to fit any kind of trip into … Continue reading

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Tricouni Peak: July 18-19

It’s been over a month since we backpacked out to the Tricouni area, but I’ve decided to write it up anyway. Interestingly, when converted to Covid time, a normal month is roughly equivalent to either 5 months or 5 days, … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt.Robson

I had never actually seen the summit of Mount Robson. Every time I drove by in the past the top half of the mountain was engulfed in a boiling tower of clouds. Standing in the parking lot with Seton Kriese, … Continue reading

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A Sunny Fall Trip to Golden Ears Peak (late) Nov 11, 2018

Perhaps it was the unseasonably sunny weekend forecast, or perhaps it was the excitement to see and feel snow as winter approached. For some reason, we were craving a snowy summit this weekend. We set our eyes on a two-day … Continue reading

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Introduction to Backcountry 2019

We gathered at the Cambie Creek car park of EC Manning Park, stretching our legs after the lengthy drive. Spirits were high and we were generally appreciative of the decent weather that greeted us – light snow with good visibility. … Continue reading

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The Buddy Picture: A Yosemite Adventure

by: Artem Babaian (AB) & Andrew G. Chapman (AGC) ## Prologue AB: “Because it is there.” I’ve long viewed climbing as a solitary pursuit. I climb to test my constitution, and because I can. Last winter I trained countless exhausting … Continue reading

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