Tag Archives: day trip

Type 1.5 Fun: Ski Touring near Red Heather Hut

I have been meaning to join the VOC for a few years and only recently did I finally sign up and find a trip to go on, with encouragement from Jacob Grossbard and Cass Berno among others. I was planning … Continue reading

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Self-Propelled Seymour Slog

On Wednesday night, I got a message from Gabrielle Booth: “What are you up to on Saturday? I’m thinking biking and skiing…” Bikes and skis are my favorite things. And someone on Facebook was offering free beer to the first … Continue reading

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A Sunrise Adventure

October 19th, 2019: It was to be an early morning adventure. Plagued by midterm season, us students sought a weekend outdoor adventure, yet wanted to alot time for studying. Thus, the sunrise hike was planned. I was awoken from a … Continue reading

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Rainy Ride to Red Heather

The original plan for this trip was to ride our bikes up to Elphin Lakes where we’d go for a swim and eat a potluck style feast of snacks in the sun. However, it became apparent pretty quickly that mother … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Lake Run – Sept 15, 2018 (aka Plan B to the Annual Cheakamus-Rubble Creek Traverse)

The Cheakamus-Rubble Creek traverse is a breathtaking backcountry route through Garibaldi Provincial Park, stretching from the Cheakamus Lake parking lot to the Rubble Creek parking lot. After meeting at a VOC trail running version of the traverse in 2015, Michael … Continue reading

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Sharp Tusk – A Tale of Choss Anchors

Lukas and I had discussed attempting the true summit of the Black Tusk some weeks ago, after fresh and detailed beta arose courtesy of local fulltime peakbagger Steven Song. Knowing that it’s only seen three recorded ascents in the past … Continue reading

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Car-less Sky Pilot Solo

Disclaimer: Soloing is dangerous. Stay well within your ability level, always tell someone where you’re going, have a back up plan.      Or just don’t do it. December 14th 2017 I had just finished my last exam and was finally … Continue reading

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Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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Will run for pulled pork: 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle & Post Run Feast

The 3rd Annual Harvest Hustle was a throw back to the inaugural event. In other words – rainy, wet, and totally typical of Vancouver. I spent the entire week leading up to the run checking the weather forecast and silently … Continue reading

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In search of new route to Squamish

When driving along Howe Sound on the way to Squamish or Whistler you must be enjoying stunning view on the mountains across the inlet. That view always ruins my plans on getting back the the sleep hours that I missed as a result of early … Continue reading

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