Tag Archives: Winter

The Mountain Gets the Last Laugh(ington)

When my friend Shane mentioned we would probably need a chainsaw to get to Mount Laughington I should have realized what I was in for. This peak is not well-traveled in the winter, and it turns out there are some good reasons … Continue reading

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Cheeky trip up Mulligan, Feb 15, 2021

Note: All covid protocols were taken seriously on this trip. Mt mulligan trip report: Feb 15 2021 The team: Tobias, Edward, William, Kevin, and Myself. Posts on south coast touring on February 14 made Mulligan a desirable target for the … Continue reading

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Intro to Backcountry Part 2 – Needle Peak

Time in the mountains can be a lot of things. It can be time for self reflection, time pushing the limits of your will and wit, and other high-minded nonsense of the sort. Other times, when the tides of ego … Continue reading

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Winter Longhike 2020

As a first-year, new member of the VOC, and novice to winter hiking I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first signed up for this trip. However, after hiking, sledding, eating, and partying with my fellow VOCers turned … Continue reading

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Werewolves of the Brew Hut

After some mild procrastination, I’ve finally gotten around to writing the long-overdue trip report of the Werewolves of the Brew Hut hike that took place from October 19-20.  Hopefully everyone can forgive me for my postponement of this report (I … 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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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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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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Companion Rescue Drills

Saturday December 2nd, 8 VOC members went towards Garibaldi Provincial Park for some avalanche rescue practice, skiing and touring. The morning weather in Vancouver was rainy, which indicated potential snowy weather in the mountains. The group gathered at McDonalds in … Continue reading

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