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…But will it stay upright? Tour D’ Indian Arm kayak race.

Saturday night after Son of Rock, I went to sleep with two nagging questions in mind, both concerning my newly purchased “vintage” racing kayak. One, will it float? And two, equally important, will it stay upright? Rewind to Thursday same … Continue reading

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Burton Hut Feb 19th – 21st

It is difficult to write a better trip report than Roland’s so I thought I should just add some details and quote his summary of the trip. “Executive Summary: Sphinx Camp seemed small this year. Just Cassandra and me. Can’t … Continue reading

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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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Zoa Peak: An intro to Voile Strap Bindings

The night before was full of excitement, not knowing what to expect from my first real backcountry ski trip. Overwhelmed with excitement, I almost couldn’t sleep that night. What would teleskiing be like? Would I tumble down the mountain upon … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Earlier this year in the winter, the club replaced the front door at Sphinx (Burton) Hut with a new one. However, the new door had a big gap at the bottom which created various problems; for example, snow drift in, … 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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Intro to back-country Burns suppers on skis!

The intro to backcountry trips have had an eventful recent history. I don’t know the exact details but the last two trips involved either severe hypothermia or actual helicopters! I have previously commented that I’ve enjoyed many painstakingly organised, smooth … Continue reading

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Liberty Ridge

July 5th After being skunked for weather on the past two consecutive weekends, the forecast was finally looking up. Nick Matwyuk and I had been eyeing Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier ever since our abject failure on Mt. Logan in … Continue reading

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