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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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Stairs: An account of the Baden Powell Trail

After waking up at the obscenely early time of 5:30am on a Saturday, I made my way to the bus stop, hopped on to the first bus that came by and struggled not to fall asleep as I made my … Continue reading

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Running from Cheakamus to Rubble Creek – Just Your Average Anniversary Activity

Running from Cheakamus to Rubble Creek – Just Your Average Anniversary Activity by Hannah Jensen On September 19, 2015, I met my boyfriend, Michael Stone, doing the VOC “Black Tusk in a Day” trail run. This year, we took over … Continue reading

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Adventure of the drowned turkeys (Thanksgiving, VOC style) Oct 10th

“No one’s going to like me after this,” I bemoaned as Michael, Taylor and I trekked our way up the longest hill section of the run, “No one is going to want to come over afterwards because everyone is going … Continue reading

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Mt Fromme – Mountain Bike – Train & Play

A medium sized group of ridiculously good looking people set off to take their training wheels off and give Mt. Fromme a shot. Unfortunately I failed hard and didn’t get any pictures of anything that happened before our lunch break…my … Continue reading

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Coliseum Mountain Watermelon Picnic

Fifteen VOC’ers met up on the last day of May for a hike and a picnic at the top of Coliseum mountain, in Lynn Headwaters park. I was tasked with writing the trip report, so here goes, a month and … Continue reading

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