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Line Lund Christiansen: Waddington - Tue, Mar 22 2011

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The Basics:
Event Type:Meeting
Event Location:Floral Hall, Van Dusen Gardens
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Mar 22 2011  7:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 22 2011 7:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Suzanne Landry
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

The Waddington Adventure

Last May 6 VOCers rammed a month's worth of food along with all their ski touring and mountaineering gear into (and onto) 3 tandem kayaks and paddled up Bute Inlet.

100km of paddling and 45km of logging road slogging later they arrived in the Waddington Range range - the tallest part of the coast. Check them out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WQaTzEGbSU

Who is this international ensemble of dare devils? The whole party are members or alumni of UBC's Varsity Outdoor Club.

  • Christian (Ontario) and Line Veenstra (Denmark): The married couple, VOC executives, good for trip planning and keeping the group together.
  • Steve "Muffin" Mullen (BC) and Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen (Norway): The old-timers (well, not that old).  Good for long stories hiking long logging roads, generally thinking about the situation.
  • Simen Vogt-Svendsen (Norway) and Nick Matwyuk (BC): The young-guns. Good for enthusiasm and positive outlook.

Come to listen to their tale about kayaking, slogging with heavy packs, bear encounters, endless flat glaciers, climbing big peaks, and a solid mix of "fun at the time" and "fun in retrospect" while doing the Waddington Range the old fashioned way - the classic coastal trip.


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