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A Tantalizing Series of Unfortunate Events

Participants: Matteo Agnoloni and Kevin Burton Date: July 24 – July 28, 2016 Driving along the Sea-to-Sky highway, it is hard to avoid the beauty that is the Tantalus Range. Its rugged peaks make up a skyline that attracts attention … Continue reading

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Mt Rainier June 2016

Mt. Rainier. Elevation: 4392 m. Is the highest mountain around, part of the Cascade volcano range and according to Wikipedia is one of the most dangerous volcanoes around, since its eruptions could cause major disasters to the surrounding area. All … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Choss

Trip report for the first installment of VOC’s very own Mountain Tinder. By: Kevin Burton and Luka Culbrk Single’s looking to mingle: Tomasz, Artem, Luka, Kevin Pre-Trip We had our pre-trip meeting at a pub, which worked really well as … Continue reading

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An Appetite for the Alpine

An Appetite for the Alpine: Alpine Skills Course 2016 Trail Mates: Sam McKoy, Artem Babaian, Martin Cermak, Kasia Celler, Else Bosman, Kelsey Miller, Luca Malaguti Trip Date: June 17-19/2016 What am I getting into? Everyone who steps into the wild … Continue reading

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Ascending Island Peak (6,189m) in Nepal

Nepal is amazing! You can hear the constant movements of glaciers, grinding against each other and against rock, witness avalanches or just sit down and be glad not to be on ‘that other slope’, where a lethal landslide just went … Continue reading

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Ossa Mountain Scramble

Exec Note: There are a few Trip Reports which got ‘forgotten’ at the pending stage on the website. Apologies that they weren’t published when they were submitted. We’ll release the few others like this over the coming weeks. With an … 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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Double Whammy in the Joffre Range

I had always thought that the individual awarded the duty of writing the trip report was one who filled either of the following criteria: 1) newest member of the club 2) had never written a trip report before. Alas, my … Continue reading

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In search of an Epic on Shuksan

In the early mists of time, when the world was but a primordial soup, Alex and I made a plan to go climbing. As the months drew by Alex suffered many a sleepless night (due to the arrival of his … Continue reading

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How Mount Rainier Defeated Us

What the hell am I doing here? This feeling of uncertainty, disbelief, of surreal adventure leading up to this moment and of the impending challenge leading away from it, has become an addiction since I joined the VOC. So when … Continue reading

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