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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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Brew Hut – Couldn’t ask for more

Date: March 21-22 Participants: Spencer Rasmussen, Boris Dalstein, Virgile Aime, Agnieszca Grabowska, Oscar Ramos, Jane Wang, Matteo Agnoloni, Natanael Villarreal What a great trip indeed! Even though we did not end up doing the Neve Traverse through Garibaldi, this trip … Continue reading

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Spearhead Traverse: March 7th to 8th

Unadulterated Type 1 Fun on The Spearhead March 7th-8th, 2015   Participants: Caroline Jung, Clemens Adolphs, Derry Lappin, Elliott Skierszkan, Ian Johnston Written by Ian   As per usual for this year, this trip was conceived while crying about lack … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Neve Traverse with Summit of Mt. Garibaldi

Written by Dan Rohn Matt Kennedy, Cora Skaien, Dakotah Fozzard, Noah Besen, Dan Rohn, Adam Osuchowski, Roland and Carla Burton Friday March 6, 2015 We piled up into our vehicles and got on the road mid-afternoon. Most of the gang … Continue reading

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Bicycling on Galiano and Salt Spring Islands

Co-authored by Caroline and Spencer Ski touring is fun, but traverses, especially those involving days of whiteout glacier travel can be somewhat stressful (for me anyway, I guess I’m a softie). Last year, Spencer and I did just that in … Continue reading

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January 25-26, 2014 Intro to Backcountry Skiing – Caspar Creek

Advertised as an intro to backcountry skiing trip, this amazing adventure offered experience not only in skiing outside resorts, but winter camping, survival skiing, and bushwhacking on skis! There was so much interest two groups were formed; one ventured to … Continue reading

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The Weekend Adventure Tournament Extravaganza

It was a strange weekend. Vancouver We hatched the plan the previous Sunday.  I was watching football with ex-VOCer Alex Thompson, bored and rained out for the weekend.  Sustained rain had ended the Squamish climbing season, and with reliable skiing … Continue reading

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