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Ladies* Night at Seymour: A collaborative trip report

Trip date: Wednesday, March 9th 2022   Audrey When I first saw the “Ladies Night at Seymour [Beginner Friendly, learn to ski!, helpers needed (workhike)]” trip posting on the VOC website, I jumped at the chance for a beginner, women, … Continue reading

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Neve crew goes up to Brew (Step 3/5 to the Neve Traverse)

Saturday Feb 12 2022 The third step to prepare for the Neve (neh-vay and not neev as I found out) was a 2-day trip to the Brew Hut. The Brew Hut always seemed to be quite scary to me, with … Continue reading

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The Return of Haggis: Burns ‘n’ Turns 2022

  The moment I stepped out of the car on the icy parking lot of Phelix Creek trailhead, my feet slipped out from under me, and I found myself hanging up in the air in an L-seat for a second … Continue reading

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An ice weekend; G1 2021

I’d never been in a truck before. A big, American, covered in dirtbag stickers, truck. I chucked my bag in the back and squished into the tiny jump seat behind the driver, Ethan. No need for a seatbelt, I was … Continue reading

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Winter Longhike 2022

This trip report is written from three VOCer’s (Marie Sandler, Kevin Lam, Shruti Yogesh Vansia) point of view. Day 1: Marie’s Experience:  At 5:00 am, our car (the three trip leaders and our quinzhee group of Carolina Bombelli, Jacob Hotz, … Continue reading

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Phantastic Phun Phound with Phriends at Phelix

It was late October when I was planning how I should spend my first and last fall reading break at UBC, should I go to Harrison Hot Springs with some friends, fly to Toronto to be cold and miserable, or … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Workhike!

Twas a week among midterms and all across Vancouver, VOC members heard the beckoning call of a backcountry siren otherwise known as Anya Boardman whispering tantalizing phrases such as “hut trip” and “trail work,” among other concepts powerful enough to … Continue reading

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Manning Park in ‘Flashmob Style’

Trip dates: July 10-11 2021 The June 2021 heatwave impressed on me the urgency of doing some view-intensive trips before the summer smog season begins in earnest. Melissa’s trip to Manning Park’s Skyline Trail advertised some fantastic views, and this … Continue reading

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Winter Longhike 2020

As a first-year, new member of the VOC, and novice to winter hiking I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first signed up for this trip. However, after hiking, sledding, eating, and partying with my fellow VOCers turned … Continue reading

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Werewolves of the Brew Hut

After some mild procrastination, I’ve finally gotten around to writing the long-overdue trip report of the Werewolves of the Brew Hut hike that took place from October 19-20.  Hopefully everyone can forgive me for my postponement of this report (I … Continue reading

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