Tag Archives: Weekend

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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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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Brandywine Trip Report – June 2022

Anniversary Hike – Brandywine – June 2022 While the original plan for the trip was to visit Mt. Price, a string of weird weather this year dictated that snow conditions would likely not be safe there. Instead the call was … Continue reading

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Neve crew goes up to Brew (Step 3/5 to the Neve Traverse)

Saturday Feb 12 2022 The third step to prepare for the Neve (neh-vay and not neev as I found out) was a 2-day trip to the Brew Hut. The Brew Hut always seemed to be quite scary to me, with … Continue reading

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An ice weekend; G1 2021

I’d never been in a truck before. A big, American, covered in dirtbag stickers, truck. I chucked my bag in the back and squished into the tiny jump seat behind the driver, Ethan. No need for a seatbelt, I was … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Workhike!

Twas a week among midterms and all across Vancouver, VOC members heard the beckoning call of a backcountry siren otherwise known as Anya Boardman whispering tantalizing phrases such as “hut trip” and “trail work,” among other concepts powerful enough to … Continue reading

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Bikepacking the Englishman River: The Newbie Experience

Since our bike touring trips earlier this summer, Youtube’s algorithm has bombarded me with bikepacking videos. A common theme of discussion often comes up: What is bikepacking? This led me to ask even more questions: What is the difference between … Continue reading

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2021-09-19 Golden Ears Summit, seasoned by hail storm and chased by thunder storm.

The first thing is Stats: Member: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, Kaila Bonnel, Yiyi Yan Distance: 25.5km Elevation Gain: 1,778m Moving Time: 9:09:45 Avg Speed: 2.8kph, avg moving speed 4.3kph Temperature: 11C-23C, avg 17C (Left to right: Alex Barth, Felix Vlack, … Continue reading

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2021-09-13 Mount Currie Summit Attempt, and marmot hunting

Sitting at 2,591 meters, Mt. Currie is one of the highest mountains that most of us have ever attempted. The elevation gain is brutal yet consistent, and with a surprisingly well-maintained trail, this could easily be a type 1 fun hike on … Continue reading

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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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