Mountaineering Camp

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What is Mountaineering Camp?

Mountaineering camp is an opportunity for club members to get together en masse in a beautiful place and climb/scramble up some really fun peaks. That said, mountaineering camp is not a school. That is, there will not be instructors, nor a schedule. You arrive whenever you can, in whatever car you can get a ride in, and you leave when your car does unless you swap spots. Therefore some people will probably get there earlier or leave later - that's the fun of a flexible trip like this one. We'll all camp in the same place, facilitating evening singing, charades, laments and celebrations. Day time: up to you and whoever you want to climb/hike with.

What is the history behind it?

The Labour Day Mountaineering Camp is an annual VOC trips that first started in 2001. The idea behind the camp began as a fun camp style mountaineering and alpine climbing trip on the long weekend before the school year gets going. The camp is very informal, and is intended only for people who already have some mountaineering experience, but want to improve their skills and have a good time in the mountains.

Past Events

See Category:Mountaineering Camp for both past events and the next trip. The new trip page for the year is usually posted in July.

Year Fall Spring Comments
2019 Jofree See trip details here.
2009 Jofree
2008 Harrison Hut
2007 Wedge Jofree
2006 Sigurd Creek
2005 Mt. Baker Canceled due to high forest fire hazard in BC, but we did manage to do a small camp on Mt Baker
2004 Railroad Pass
2003 Mt. Baker The 2003 camp was unfortunately cancelled because of a backcountry travel ban due to extreme forest fire hazard. Yet a few remaining people who could enter the US went to Mount Baker for an unofficial Mountaineering Camp.
2002 Wedgemont
2001 Jofree Bad weather predominated, but one good day made the camp a success. The camp returned in 2002 at Wedgemount Lake, with teams climbing various routes on Wedge, Weart and Cook.