Tag Archives: Intermediate

Two Dudes and a Needle

After trying and failing to write at least five prior TR’s, I’ve finally kicked one out the door. Amazing. Plan for the long weekend was originally to summit Whitecap, that fell apart when the weather report was briefly really bad … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course at Anniversary Glacier

July 6-7-8, 2018   On July 6-7-8, a group of 13 VOCers with three awesome instructors: Luca, Heather and Raz, ventured in the mountains to learn alpine skills. The class content was ambitious, enticing and exciting! Enough seducing for the … Continue reading

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Two out of Three-Triple Peak on Labor day.

Mountains on the island are something of an enigma to many mainlanders,myself included. Mostly because the ferries make logistics a pain and we have lots of pointy things to climb on this side of the pond, on both sides of the … 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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Grouse Grind + Crown Mountain (+ BCMC Trail)

On Saturday July 29th, seven VOCers gathered at 7:30 am at the Grouse Grind trailhead for a fantastic day of beautiful views that our knees would come to regret. We were not in a rush to do the Grind and … Continue reading

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Asulkan Valley Base Camp

The original scheme for this trip was to ski some big lines in one of the more seldom visited, but undeniably magnificent areas of Southwest BC; The Tantalus Range. In the days leading up to the pre-trip however, conditions were … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Poor Snow, an Old Van, and an Excellent Weekend

This was my first VOC trip, and thus it fell to me to write the trip report. I’d been meaning to go on a VOC trip pretty much every weekend since September, but somehow there was always something else that … Continue reading

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Lake Lovely Water and beyond

30th Sep – 2nd Oct After seeing the weather forecast, plans for the weekend were a bit up in the air; shall we stay or shall we go. Amin, the trip organizer was desperately trying to organize lifts, check people … Continue reading

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East Ridge of Alpha Mountain

Participants: Artem Babaian and Jeff Taylor, July 21-22, 2016 For the last few weeks I’ve been constantly on the move and my brain flipping between tasks, often all at once. Modern life is a cacophony of stimulation; write the review … Continue reading

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How I roasted a cougar

On Tuesday of Canada Day week I realized that I am free from work on Wednesday which extended my long weekend for one more day, which in total made me 4 days off. I picked up a suitable trip from … Continue reading

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