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Another Brew Trip Feb 20-21

This was originally to be Anna Geller’s and my trip because we both have birthdays on Feb 20. I looked at the Huts Registration page and it said that there would be 8 people at the Hut. I emailed the … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns Part III: Theme Song ©Jim Steinman, with substitutions by Amanda M. Johnson

(Turned around) Every now and then I venture into backcountry when I know I’m not prepared (Turned around) Every now and then I don’t try out rental gear before I hit the trail (Turned around) Every now and then I … Continue reading

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Erockita : Introduction to Rock Climbing

By Ella Weik Saturday, 21st March. A group of 20 bravely, adventurous climbers are heading bright and early to the smoke bluffs. No one else is around – because it is raining. Everything is wet and the sky doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Scraping up the Scree – Beginner Friendly Scrambling in Wedgemount Lake

Standing outside my house early on Saturday morning, my pack fully loaded with gear, I was struck by how quiet and serene the city is in the early hours of the morning, while most normal people are still in bed. … Continue reading

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Hot Springs – Party Weekend! A First VOC Encounter

I had just joined the VOC and this would be my first hike with the crew. My friend Shuvi had been begging me to join for years, and now that he was about to leave the city for a few … Continue reading

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First Times at Brew

It’s morning. The view around Brew Hut looks a lot like a rip off of a wraparound HD TV nature program. Or maybe it was the other way around-I can’t remember. On one hand, the view from the top floor … Continue reading

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A full weekend – Bridges, Pemberton Icecap, and Squamish-Cheakamus Divide

After crossing the Tantalus Range in a day last season I have been anxious to get out there and do another new long traverse in a short amount of time. A new baby (now 7 months old) has generally limited … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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Playing in the Snow: Snowshoeing at Taylor Meadows

It all began with a girl who really likes to play in the snow and who wanted to take a break from all that studying for finals: On Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, Anne Darby took a brave group of snowshoers … Continue reading

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Full Alcoholic Traverse, August 3rd-5th 2013

(Written by Giulia Attocchi) There is not more promising name for an excursion, isn’t it? And indeed it was a great trip! 14 dudes, gathered on august 3rd for a semi-beginner friendly hike. We started from the logging road, heading the … Continue reading

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