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Garibaldi Lake Thanksgiving Weekend Trip

Garibaldi Lake is a magnificent alpine lake beset by tall snowy mountains and massive glaciers, it is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Squamish nation – to whom we give our gratitude. Garibaldi is also known … 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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Stepchild of Trail: From Trail Beginner to Ultra Winner!

For those who have never been trail running before, there are a couple of important, fundamental points about the activity that are often misunderstood. The first, and perhaps most important, is that you do not run the uphills. Unless you’re way … Continue reading

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Urban Adventure at Sea- Paddle Canada Level 1

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 This trip like many others began with some indoor planning, however uniquely in Buchanan B302 on July 12th. That evening we learned the theory of what we would encounter in the next two days … Continue reading

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Alpine Skills Course at Anniversary Glacier

July 6-7-8, 2018   On July 6-7-8, a group of 13 VOCers with three awesome instructors: Luca, Heather and Raz, ventured in the mountains to learn alpine skills. The class content was ambitious, enticing and exciting! Enough seducing for the … 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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Oreos for breakfast – Daughter of ice 2018

Before I arrived in Vancouver in August it was inconceivable to me that I would ever enjoy climbing, but soon enough my roommate convinced me to give it a try. Next thing I knew, I was in a car headed … Continue reading

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Snow Cave Adventure on Forbidden Plateau

We were trying to summit Albert Edward. The trip was at Strathcona Park in Vancouver Island. The area was the Forbidden Plateau. We were snow caving because my dad forgot the tent. We started at Mt. Washington next to Raven … Continue reading

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