Tag Archives: beginner-friendly

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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Beginner Hike – The Chief

A week after joining the VOC club, I decided to create a beginner hiking trip to see how things would go. I first created a group chat through Facebook messenger to organize some logistics of the trip such as timing, … Continue reading

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Bike Touring Gabriola (22.05.27)

Return group photo at Horseshoe Bay. From left to right: Kai Schwarz, Chrisel Brako, Johnson Liu, Katie Chen, Lara Emma Solie, Settare Shariati, Bree Summers, Andressa Louise I woke to the familiar sound of my 5:47AM alarm, yet there was no hint … Continue reading

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Sea to Sky Trail Report

The Sea to Sky Highway has been the main connection between those of us living in the Vancouver Lower Mainland to access many destinations in the great outdoor that British Columbia offers. Every time I sit in a car going … Continue reading

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Ladies* Night at Seymour: A collaborative trip report

Trip date: Wednesday, March 9th 2022   Audrey When I first saw the “Ladies Night at Seymour [Beginner Friendly, learn to ski!, helpers needed (workhike)]” trip posting on the VOC website, I jumped at the chance for a beginner, women, … 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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Elk Mountain Snowshoe

The plan was to snowshoe up Elk Mountain in Chilliwack on February 5th 2022 and get in some good views. Here is how one might execute said plan. Step 1: Meet at Chilliwack McDonald’s at 8:30. The morning was a … 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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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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Short and sweet trip in Mt Seymour

On September 25th, a car carrying four VOCer winded along the beautiful Mt Seymour road; they are Roland Burton, Carla, Gulen Bayraktar, and me, Kung-Ping Lin. As a new UBC student, I am so excited to have this chance to … Continue reading

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