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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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A Beginner’s Birthday in the Backcountry

Never having been on a backcountry ski trip before, I have no points of reference on how these things go – so excuse any presumptuous writing on my part. D The rain was cold as I trudged down main mall in … Continue reading

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Ripple Ridge Cabin with some extra action

On October 18th we went to the Ripple Ridge Cabin in Kootenay Pass. We left after school on Thursday because Friday was a Pro-D day. We went to A&W in Osoyoos. We got a baby mug (holds about 75ml). We … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Lake Thanksgiving Weekend Trip

Garibaldi Lake is a magnificent alpine lake beset by tall snowy mountains and massive glaciers, it is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish nation – to whom we give our gratitude. Garibaldi is also known … Continue reading

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Iron Chef at Brew Hut

The legendary Iron Chef at Brew Hut started off strong as, although our organiser Joe “Energy Legs” O’Brien told us to expect snowy slushy hiking, we came up to the most beautiful of sunny and mostly dry days. The initial … Continue reading

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A quality VOC introduction!

Last weekend I joined my first ever VOC trip; a backcountry adventure up to Semaphore Lakes organised by Graham Brown. I knew we were off to a good start when I was immediately offered tea (I’m British!) and a big, … Continue reading

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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … Continue reading

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Urban Adventure at Sea- Paddle Canada Level 1

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 This trip like many others began with some indoor planning, however uniquely in Buchanan B302 on July 12th. That evening we learned the theory of what we would encounter in the next two days … Continue reading

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Halloweekend at Phelix Hut

I woke up on Saturday morning around 4:00am in a daze of nerves but mostly excitement about going on my first real VOC trip. Else picked me up and soon we were on the Sea to Sky highway headed to … Continue reading

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Brilliant Larches and Cheeky Birds in Manning Park

The best part of this VOC trip to EC Manning Provincial Park is that besides the main goal (getting to the top of Frosty Mountain), we also wanted to see the magnificent Alpine Larch trees that characterize Canadien autumns. Once … Continue reading

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