Monthly Archives: September 2009

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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