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Red Raincoats head to Brew (May 21-23 2016)

People who came up to Brew: Roland Burton, Lucy Buchanan-Parker, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Sarah Chay, Perrine Mezin, Jean-Yves Maetz, Xiaojiao Stacy Wang, Tomasz Smith, Bruno Godin, Scott Webster, The Veenstra Family (Christian, Line, Fenya), Lea Zhecheva Tasks: Get firewood, fix … Continue reading

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Hollyburn, Sunday March 13

This trip was created on the spur of the moment, which is the case with most Hollyburn trips. It’s a short drive, cheap, provides access to snow or whatever is happening in the mountains, and no technical gear is needed. … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay Part 1

This is a story about how I and my girlfriend Dina went for a ski tour in Kootenays for the 2015-2016 winter break. The trip started on Dec 28th 2015 and finished on Jan 2nd 2015. From my previous experience … Continue reading

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Burns ‘n’ Turns 2016 Part I: Total Eclipse of Brew Hut By Bill Shmygol

Friday, 7:30 pm. I was solemnly resigned to the fact that I would not be able to find a ride to the Mt Brew Trail head and when my phone went off and Amanda cheerfully told me that she had … Continue reading

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Snow Caves on Seymour January 23

Tr Caves Here’s a brief summary of what I saw on our snow caves trip. The rest of the cavers aren’t down yet, but I hope they will post their experiences. Some of it might be useful for people organizing … Continue reading

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Heather-Trail Overnighter: camping with bears and chipmunks

This was my first ever trip with the Varsity Outdoor Club, and my first ever hike in Canada! The drive to Manning Park itself was great for me. Around every corner, there was an even more breathtaking view! I must … Continue reading

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Black Tusk in Two Days (Sept 9, 2015)

Written by Harry Cobb, Photos and Captions by Tobias This being my first month in the VOC, I don’t know if there’s a particular formula for Trip Reports (although I read a bunch – strong work!). So I’m just gonna … 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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Hot Springs Adventure, December 11 – 12

Executive Summary: We were four beautiful people, plus an old hairy guy with a Jeep. I drove for 11 hours on Friday, and 5 hours on Saturday. We didn’t get to Keyhole due to excessive snow and other excuses but … Continue reading

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Hot Whiskey at Elfin Lakes & Opal Cone

And dang it was good. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. I’d like to blame the malodorous midterms and asinine assignments for the delay in writing this trip report. As always, I enjoy the scenic drive along the Sea … Continue reading

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