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Zopkios, Zoa, Zum, Zupjok: No one cares about your Z-peaks, larva-breath

This was my second attempt at doing all the Coquihalla Z-peaks. Last time I failed because I got distracted by camelid-named peaks and dog poop. The first half of the ascent from Zopkios brake check to the peak named after … Continue reading

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Girlz Ski Gin: Narrowly avoiding disaster while everyone else has a lovely time

That morning as I drove up the Sea to Sky, my car packed with skis and a couple other ladies, I breathed some sighs of relief as I enjoyed the view and blasted some road trip tunes.  I thought that … Continue reading

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The VOC Gets Fancy at Kees and Claire Hut

At 6:42 am on December 20th, I set a personal backpack-packing speed record in a frantic effort to stuff all my gear into my pack by 6:45, when I anticipated being picked up by Adam Rodrigues and Melissa Bernstein for … Continue reading

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Overly Optimistic Outings lead to Truly Terrific Turns

We were surprised at the pretrip that only 3 people wanted to try to ski in mid October. Johan, Seton and I decided that the most likely place to get decent turns was up around Wedgemont lakes. It was predicted … Continue reading

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Comox Glacier Trip, September 6th, 2019

We went to Comox Glacier on this deactivated logging road that really bugs me when my dad’s driving on it because your head bouncing on the seat cushion feels like somebody is hammering your head. I got carsick and I … Continue reading

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Soak and Stoke 2019

On March 22, a group of VOCers got together, thanks to Glen, to have a nice and relaxing weekend skiing in the mountains. Friday arrived, and after a week of hard (?) work, we departed at 5:00pm to have a … Continue reading

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Frosty Garibaldi Neve

We went to rubble creek, and when we were waiting, a guy crushed a speed-limit sign on his way to a snow bank. We met Atti and Ildi, who drove us up to the chain-up area at Red Heather. Ildi … Continue reading

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Introduction to Backcountry 2019

We gathered at the Cambie Creek car park of EC Manning Park, stretching our legs after the lengthy drive. Spirits were high and we were generally appreciative of the decent weather that greeted us – light snow with good visibility. … Continue reading

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Burton Hut Money Box Installation (June 17-18, 2018)

On June 17 we set out to Burton Hut. We went on the Rubble Creek Trail. Garibaldi Lake was melted out, so we had to do the dumbest trip ever. We first went on Taylor Meadows. We could see the … Continue reading

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French-Haig-Robertson Traverse (May 18-19 2018)

My dad and I went on the French-Haig-Robertson traverse in Kananaskis Country. The trip was 20 km long and 1000 metres in elevation in the guide book, but we actually did about 24 km and climbed about 1500 metres. It … Continue reading

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