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More Wet than Golden, Again: Golden Ears Backpack Aug 7-8

Out of the twenty-four interested VOCers to the eleven committed to the six that actually showed up, I was part of the final crew who decided that spending my weekend in the pissing rain on a mountain with the white … 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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Banff/Jasper Scrambles and Kayaking

As the end of the summer of 2020 approached, my dream of a Rocky Mountain road trip seemed to be fading. The deadline to present my thesis proposal was nearing, making it difficult to fit any kind of trip into … Continue reading

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Tricouni Peak: July 18-19

It’s been over a month since we backpacked out to the Tricouni area, but I’ve decided to write it up anyway. Interestingly, when converted to Covid time, a normal month is roughly equivalent to either 5 months or 5 days, … Continue reading

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A Sunny Fall Trip to Golden Ears Peak (late) Nov 11, 2018

Perhaps it was the unseasonably sunny weekend forecast, or perhaps it was the excitement to see and feel snow as winter approached. For some reason, we were craving a snowy summit this weekend. We set our eyes on a two-day … Continue reading

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Day trip to Black Tusk! 27/10/2018

Trip participants: Nina Grahl, Brendan O\’Callahan, Lara Sirovica, Daniel Tan, Declan Taylor, Francesco Cambi, Jeremie Bonneau, Leon Chen, Heather McFadyen On the 27th of October, we headed out to Garibaldi Park to make the most of what was supposedly the last … Continue reading

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A quality VOC introduction!

Last weekend I joined my first ever VOC trip; a backcountry adventure up to Semaphore Lakes organised by Graham Brown. I knew we were off to a good start when I was immediately offered tea (I’m British!) and a big, … Continue reading

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Quest for the Golden Larches

On the chilly morning of 29th September 2018, a group consisting of professors, VOC veterans, UBC alumni, and students converged at EC Manning Park, in search of the famous Golden Larches. These larches look like typical conifers but shed their … 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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Exploring Scotland: The Highlands, Sea and Skye

Carly Peterson and I, Kelsey Miller, were on the verge of completing our undergraduate degrees when we decided to plan a trip to celebrate our efforts over the last five years. We were hungry for escape from the confines of … Continue reading

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