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Liquid Gold – A Brew Hut Adventure

There exists a legend of a treasure hidden away deep within the mountains of the Sea-to-Sky. It is a treasure as old as it is valued. It is a treasure of gold: liquid gold: liquid pleasure: BEER. Rumors echoed through … Continue reading

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Like a Boss : How we did the West Coast Trail

(Written by Amanda Johnson)        It started on one drizzly Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. As we headed to the ferry an unusual feeling settled over me, like we were going to another land and and would never return.   … Continue reading

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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 3 – The Ghost

Ian and I awoke in Calgary hearing that the others (fresh from Vancouver) were ready to go from Canmore. The plan was to skip the crowded and easy-to-get-to-crags along the Trans-Canada highway and go straight into the Ghost Valley. We … Continue reading

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Rockies Ice Climbing: Part 2 – The Walking

Ian had combed through the old ice guidebook and found an adventure behind Yamnuska to Association Peak. One of these routes was a 200m WI3 and the other a 100m WI2, without much more info. Tom, Ian, and I made … Continue reading

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Memekay Caving Trip

The drive to Horseshoe bay was a blur, maybe because my mind was filed with visions of spectacular cave formations and rappelling into abysses, or maybe it was just an ungodly hour to be doing anything. We met the second … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Scrambling Aug. 31- Sept. 2

Over the September Long weekend, Andrew, Ryan and I decided to head up to the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club’s Harrison Hut, located near Harrison Hot Springs about 75 km West of Pemberton. The hut is about 30 years old, but … Continue reading

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G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming

 G2: Intro to Advanced Alpine Swimming   As plans for the destination of G2 ran through a series of locations, any serious goals were thrown out the window. It was for this reason Lachlan, Neil and I found ourselves hiking up … Continue reading

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NE Buttress of Slesse

The NE Buttress of Slesse is a long and classic climb up a very intimidating mountain and draws climbers from all over the Pacific NW.  Rated 5.9 with up to 25 pitches, apparently most climbers either bivy on the way … Continue reading

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Team Alpine Start and the Sunshine Coast Trail: June 20- July 1, 2013

  Introduction (Cora): A few months back, my friend Ionatan contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in joining him on the Sunshine Coast Trail near Powell River. This trail is 180 km long, and includes many … Continue reading

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Phelix Scrambles July 13-14

Bright and early Saturday morning, the Campbellmobile picked me up for my fourth VOC trip: a weekend of hiking and scrambling around Phelix Hut. It was Ross’s 40th trip, overall, but his first trip as an organizer. It got off … Continue reading

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