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A Ski Descent of Mt Robson (Kain Face via the Patterson Couloir)

Trip Date: May 7th-10th, 2024 Participants: Noah Macdonald, Charles-Antoine Leblanc Summitting and skiing Mount Robson has been a dream of mine for longer than I can remember. On May 9th, I finally made that dream come true. Brevity is a virtue … Continue reading

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Touring Tetrahedron (bike+ski)

It was the week before the Easter long weekend, and a ski touring VOC trip to Tetrahedron that I was planning on going on had just been canceled for reasons of snow conditions (for fairly good reason). However, my weekend … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills 2023 – Face Mountain

Participants: Kevin Lam, Victor Sira, Nelson Fretenburg, Sri Chaitanya Bonthula, Mona Yu, Marko Smitran, Jacob Grossbard, Kaylie Robinson Saturday July 15 (Kevin’s POV) This trip started as any other VOC trip, sleeping later and waking up earlier than I would … Continue reading

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!GURI |AIB (The White Streak)

Learning to Route Develop and Big Wall Climb in Spitzkoppe, Namibia Preparatory Ramblings     Preparatory Ramblings It has taken me some time to submit this report. On my return from Namibia, I was greeted by a series of emergencies … Continue reading

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Sunny G1 on Brandywine

What do Brandywine Glacier and Katy Perry have in common? They were both a lot bigger in the early 2000s and are most definitely Hot and Cold. This weekend 60 VOCers occupied Brandywine Glacier for 2022’s annual Glacier School G1, … Continue reading

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Joffre Lakes Backpacking Trip

Ah, the Joffre lakes backpacking trip. Waiting over a month before working on this trip report, you’d think the memories of what occured on the trip would have been more hazy. Thanks to Lucy Luo and Josh Thorsteinson (the wonderful … Continue reading

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Howe Sound Crest Trail Redemption

After previously huffing and puffing along the Howe Sound Crest trail last summer in the rain/clouds, I (Amy) have been determined to give the HSCT another go. So Mykal B.W. and I set out on a sunny August weekend to … Continue reading

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Back on Cowichan Valley Trail

This trip took place on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish First Nations, including the Tsawout, Songhees, Esquimalt, Malahat, Cowichan, and Tsartlip. Last year, I lead a group of VOCers on a bikepacking trip along the Cowichan Valley Trail on Vancouver … Continue reading

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Heather Trail – Manning Park

Background info: Heather Trail is located in Manning Park. Starting from the Blackwall Peak parking area we walked along the Heather Trail to get to Nicomen Lake Campsite. This was a 2-day, 1-night trip. The total hike was roughly 46km with … Continue reading

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A Feature-length Pinecone Burke Traverse

Trip Dates: June 30th – July 4th, 2022 Ever since stumbling across Richard, Birgit, Vincent, and Cassandra’s 2017 trip report, the idea of doing an extended version of their “Pinecone Burke Traverse” had been kicking around my head. During a … Continue reading

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