Yearly Archives: 2009

Goat Mtn: A Sad and Important Lesson Close to Home

Some winter days in Vancouver are beautiful. The sun is shining (but not warming) and the visibility is almost endless. It usually comes with very low temperatures (for Vancouver), but at least we can say that it is not always … Continue reading

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Red Pillar: Discovering the Mountains of Vancouver Island

I thought there were no glaciers on Vancouver Island. Perhaps our last trip on the Island, to Mt. Albert Edward, should be blamed: we arrived to the summit in thick fog, and could barely see each other, not to mention … Continue reading

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Webb and MacDonald: Two Mountains in One Gorgeous Weekend

Two weekends ago we drove out to Chilliwack Lake campground and starting hiking along the trail to Radium Lake. The trail follows Chilliwack River for about 2km, and then heads uphill along Radium Creek. There are annoying km signs on … Continue reading

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Mt. Sloan: Another Stormy Labour Day Weekend

On the September long weekend we set out in the direction of Mt. Sloan, despite a weather forecast that caused the plans for the traditional VOC Mountaineering Camp to go to the wind. Faced with a forecast like that, after … Continue reading

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Garibaldi Neve Traverse: Just Jump! (A Summer Crossing)

Last weekend we went on a two day trip with the Varsity Outdoor Club, organized by Christian Veenstra, the head of the club. The plan was to cross the Garibaldi Glacier, making a horseshoe traverse around Mt. Garibaldi. This trip … Continue reading

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Coquihalla Mtn: and Jim Kelly Peak Too

Two weekends ago we drove up the Coquihalla highway, past the old toll booth (deactivated last year), and up a wide and good gravel road (Tulameen FSR). At the junction with Illal FSR I for some reason thought to try … Continue reading

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Downton Creek: Hot Weekend and Fires Close By

On the August long weekend (yes, three weeks ago!) we went to the Downton Creek area for three days. We were there at the end of August last year and got chased down by a freak snow storm and very … Continue reading

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West Kootenays: Adventures in the Kootenays

About two weeks ago we returned from three weeks in the Kootenays. The days before we left were a flurry of activity – we subletted our apartment, so we had to tidy and clean up, dehydrate food for the trip, … Continue reading

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Tricouni: A Great Day Trip

Two weeks ago we had planned to go to Tricouni, but the drizzle and grey clouds on the way made us change destinations last minute, and we ended up on Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island – we figured it would … Continue reading

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Squamish to Indian Arm and Back: First Dead Cougar

Nice views This trip started with a drama at the Chief parking lot as there was a lot of commotion and a few rangers around. We weren’t sure what was happening till a group of rangers showed up dragging a … Continue reading

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