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Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:32pm PT
Thaks, Andy. Seems pretty conclusive.
Glenn
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:33pm PT
And we're back over 9,000 posts, again.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 9, 2017 - 09:40pm PT
Thanks Glenn, for all of the photos and information you post !

Credit: Jim Brennan
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 9, 2017 - 10:37pm PT
What ? The whale and not the Giant Beaver ???
Arti

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 19, 2017 - 11:46am PT
For all the BC/Pacific NW Mountaineering buffs: the Varsity Outdoor Club has published a coffee table book chronicling the 100 year history of the UBC student club exploring the Coastal Mountains and beyond. It's currently available for order from the UBC bookstore or pick-up in a few places. We're also looking for more stores to sell it going into the holiday season.

I know a few Topo regulars have a copy; I'd love to hear what y'all think of it!


Antics, Epics & Escapades
Antics, Epics & Escapades
Credit: Arti

Antics, Epics and Escapades Preview Pages

The Varsity Outdoor Club has turned 100. To celebrate the rich history of the clubs wilderness (mis-)adventures we’ve independently published the best of our collective stories from the last century into one beautiful coffee table book.

The VOC has been intimately tied with the history of hiking, skiing, mountaineering and exploration of Southwestern British Columbia and beyond. From building a wooden cabin on the untamed wilds of Grouse Mountain (in the 1920s), to the first ski crossing of the now ultra-classic, “Neve Traverse” in Garibaldi Park, to modern adventures pushing how far and how fast we can go.

Each chapter explores the decades from 1917 to 2017, combining primary written accounts, stunning photos and oral histories of the members into a larger unfolding narrative of the ever-evolving relationship between adventurers and nature.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 19, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Who or what was the motive force behind that?
Arti

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Oct 20, 2017 - 06:58am PT
The VOC has published an annual journal since 1958 so a centennial coffee table book felt like the right way to mark the occasion and celebrate our little bit of history.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 20, 2017 - 08:02am PT
Thanks for the reply. I did not at first notice the blue colour link. There I found a "written by" attribution for some of the text, plus fine photos including one of Anders on U Wall. It seems appropriate not to worry too much where credit is due since a club is a collective.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Oct 20, 2017 - 09:37am PT
Wow that book looks really good
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 20, 2017 - 10:51am PT
My Mum, now 94, has a contribution to it and was the first speaker at the recent VOC Centennial party at the AMS "Nest" - a new building on campus.

She's not the oldest VOC'er. Howie Rode just turned 98. And Sheila White is 93. So there were a few of the ancients there.



The book is splendid; VOC history in the words of those making it.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 15, 2017 - 11:51am PT
Bumpin' and then
linking back a year in this self same thread (to my last bump)

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1618401&tn=8700

and for all the greatness in between. . .
for which I thanks one and all.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 30, 2017 - 07:05am PT
Posted originally elsewhere on ST -- courtesy of The Flames.

"Tami Knight Squamish Crag Profile - Alpinist 43"

A tour de force of course. One would expect no less from an ACC award-winning journalist/illustrator such as Our Tami.

In wordiness is the preservation of history, to borrow a phrase, but it's not true here. Every ancecdote and fact is a nugget unto itself.

Enjoy and profit from this, please.
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I don't mind saying that scanning this was a "hard day at the office" for me. A virus in my computer won't let my normally efficient scanner copy at an effective rate and so I need to turn the computer off after every scan and begin the process again. Kinda like soloing, was what I thought. So I sat and sat and scanned and scanned and then, when done, did a link-up of sorts by having to upload these pages and then put them in the correct order here. I'd have done it quicker had I not gotten "off-route" by not scanning page 52 initially.

I'd also like to say that I've always had a hankering to visit Howe Sound and would like to thank Big Mike for laying this copy of Alpinist on me at Facelift.

Cheers to all the Stawamites of ST! Merry Christmas, as well.
MFM
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Nov 30, 2017 - 08:11am PT
The entrance to Howe Sound shot from the hang above the inspiration fo...
The entrance to Howe Sound shot from the hang above the inspiration for the Shining Sea thread.
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Nice one Mouse,
You should take the train up to Vancouver and your fans from the Flames thread will host you around the environs and craft beer joints of VanGroovy. Eventually there will be some climbing.


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 30, 2017 - 10:23am PT
Gosh, aww, shucks, BB. Thanks so much. The largest thanks have to, of course, go to Katie Ives and ferocious fact checker Gwen Cameron for turning 30k words into 13.5. About a half dozen small errors crept in anyway which I take full ownership of; I did have final say on the entire thing.

It was not a project I had wanted to do ! There are other Squamish historians and writers better suited to the task. But the powers-that-be wanted my ass in the sling and , tying a chocolate bar to a string on the other end of a stick stuck in my skull, I said yah, ooooh, ok.

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