Tag Archives: Intermediate

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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Red Rocks Reading Week Adventure February 13-20, 2016

From February 13-20, 2016, a group of 8 VOCers made their way down to Red Rocks, Nevada for a week of climbing. In our crew we had Jake Jones, Emmanuel Beraud, Annie Maurer, John McKenna, Mike Wathen, Cindy Gu, Lesley … Continue reading

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The May Bikepacking Trip. Part 1 – Sunshine Coast

To be honest, I didn’t think that the trip will be popular since it is usually very hard to find people for a long expedition like the one I proposed on the Trip Agenda. When the trip was announced and … Continue reading

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March 25. Good Neve Friday.

Nick Gobin, Marius Muja and myself (Olek Splawinski) made plans to ski across the Garibaldi Neve. We opted for an early start, hoping to ski Garibaldi peak if conditions were favourable. Marius and I left North Vancouver at 03:30 and … Continue reading

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The Judge!

Artem Bylinskii and I had been planning a grand August adventure for some months, but as the departure date drew near it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. Climbing conditions in the Bugaboos were less than stellar and work … Continue reading

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Good times on bad rock-Blanchard Needle in July.

Rising to a modest 1550m, Blanchard is not the tallest of the peaks in the area, but to me it always held significance as the pointy objective in my own backyard. I see it driving back home to PoCo, and … Continue reading

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New fire extinguishers for Phelix Hut Jan 15-17

Thanks to the lickety-split actions of a few VOC members, the attempt to burn down the Brian Waddington (aka Phelix) Hut on New Year’s Eve failed, however, the hut needed afterwards a pair of new fire extinguishers. So Tianna, Roland, … Continue reading

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Bugs Mid Aug 2015

Kasper was due to visit Canada again in August and we long ago made tentative plans to climb in the Bugs while he was here. Thanks to the aviary I met Clemens and Noel, both eager to join. Kasper recruited … Continue reading

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