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Seeking Snow at Taylor Meadows Nov 20-22

Following a sensible amount of automotive and logistical trouble 7 VOCers successfully made it to the rubble creek parking lot early Saturday morning. Filled with aspirations to make some turns 1000 meters above, they braved the dangerously boring switchbacks up … Continue reading

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Brew Hut Smackdown–Dec 5

My son, Devlin, was all fired up to skin up to Brew on his own steam. I’d been looking at the snow forecast thinking that maybe it wasn’t meant to be this weekend but we went anyways because he didn’t … Continue reading

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The Annual Brew Debacle: 7th and 8th November 2015

The plan was to cross the Lions Gate Bridge at 8 am. The rain was very heavy and people were not very motivated about the idea to walk in this rain. But  when we met all in Squamish to drink … Continue reading

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Early Season Turns at All Costs: 2015 Edition

November 7-8 2015, Elfin Lakes ski tour One year ago to this day, Neil Mackenzie, Arran Whiteford and I kicked off our 2014-2015 ski season with some great laps down Diamond Head, behind the Elfin Lakes shelter (see VOCJ 57, … Continue reading

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A Womyn’s Ski Traverse: Brandywine to Callaghan

April 25-26 2015. Participants: Caroline, Line, Jen, Isabel, Alex, Veronika, Erica, Anne, Caitlin, Breanne and Geneviève. Ever since I moved to Vancouver, I have been dreaming of getting into backcountry skiing: combine downhill with nordic skiing and backpacking, three things … Continue reading

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A Semi-Alcoholic Speed Traverse

Although most people have put away their skis for the year, late May / early June is my favourite time of year for ski touring, in particular for fast traverses. The snow stays firm well into the late morning, you … Continue reading

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Owl-Tenquille traverse in a day

Earlier this season Line did some planning for the Owl-Tenquille as a possible traverse option; they ended up doing the Powder Mountain traverse, but my interest was perked. Somehow this strip of alpine between Mt. Currie and the Hurley had … Continue reading

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Two and a half VOC Huts in a Week

by Cassandra, Isabel, Tom and Roland Participants: Tom, Benoit, Roland, Isabel and Cassandra This trip was altogether a special trip! Even though we set out to visit and fix up three of the four VOC huts in a week, only … Continue reading

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A Spring Ascent of Mount Garibaldi

Usually I dread waking up early in the morning, as I thoroughly enjoy my 11 hours of weekend beauty sleep, but this weekend was an exception. This weekend, I’d be climbing Mount Garibaldi. I jumped out of bed at 4:30am … Continue reading

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Telemark skiing in Chilliwack!

For some reason I had decided that it was a good idea to combine my first snow camping trip in Canada with my first time ever on telemark skis. Was it? Maybe not, but then again trips tend to be … Continue reading

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