What we're about

We are a club dedicated to getting outdoors. This club was started to fill a void here in the Victoria area for a club that allowed for a variety of events. The events are run by coordinators, and often allow for carpooling from a major transit stop. We will be running hiking, kayaking, cycling, paddling, backpacking, mountaineering, and almost any other kind of outdoor event you wish to suggest. Our events will come with a rating system, so that you will know what you're getting into. There will be a variety of events at different levels, so there should always be something upcoming of interest.

Upcoming events (5)

Speed Work out (Esquimalt High School)

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Where to meet: The actual address is 880 Colville Rd, Esquimalt see link below. https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4388462,-123.3981168,3a,75y,151.1h,91.3t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFvWx580xiD4sx_ovVXBaPA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFvWx580xiD4sx_ovVXBaPA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D392%26h%3D106%26yaw%3D148.31194%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Good day, I am trying to get back into some good running shape. I would like to invite you for some intervals training on the Esquimalt track. It is suitable for any level from Beginner to more advance runners. I will have provide a work out plan for the evening The work out will last about an hour. Bring a change of clothes. We may go for a coffee or drink after the training. To Bring: some water, a warm sweater and you MUST have a head lamp to run as there is not much light on the track. Disclaimer: I am not a coach but I just want to run with friends so that we can motivate each other. New participants will be required to read and sign our waiver once (we keep all of our waivers on file). You can read the waiver ahead of time at http://bit.ly/VOCMU-waiver and waivers need to be signed in person when you attend your first even. 2019 membership cards are 20 dollars per year. and drop-in is $2.

Mount Matheson (Lake)(Dog Friendly)

Gravel parking at the corner of Six Mile Rd. and Atkins Rd.

Dog Friendly as long as your dog is well behave. I will have my 10months old black lab Chewy. Good day all: We will be going up Mt Matheson which is located beside Matherson lake. It will be 5 km return trip with an elevation gain of 300 meters. You need to be comfortable on Steep and muddy trails. We will meet Thethis lake overflow parking lot located at the intersection of Six Mile Road and Atkins Road. Look for a Grey Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. We will organize carpooling for the parking lot. Bring 3-5 dollars to give to drivers. (depending how many passengers per car). To Wear: Dress for the weather conditions, Light Hiking boots if your ankles are strong enough to endure the rigor of the trail. Please bring a headlamp for safety; we will be back before darkness settles in. NEW PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Waiver: All participants in the event are required to read and sign the FMCBC universal waiver before participating in an event. Members are required to read and sign the waiver once per year when they purchase their membership card, and before their first trip begins (at the meeting place). *TO READ THE NEW WAIVER, GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://files.meetup.com/1757378/FMCBCUNIVERSALWAIVER.pdf Membership: Our membership fee is $20 or choose to drop-in for $2 per event. You can buy your membership card from your host at the event. Membership in our club includes membership in the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC, a 15% discount on the camping section at Capital Iron, and food provided by the club at annual events.

Hike or Run the Kusam Klimb / Weekend of Fun.

Gravel parking at the corner of Six Mile Rd. and Atkins Rd.

Good day everyone. I am already getting excited about our next Kusam Klimb. This will be the VOC 6 year in a row going. Join us for an other amazing weekend. You're Tough Enough, Aren't You? Sure you are! We know you can do it! So come and join us for the Kusam Klimb on Saturday, June 22, 2019 Register Online http://kusamklimb.com/register/ Sign up early before 15 Feb for 50 dollars ; it is way cheaper- see link above for details. Don't forget your dinner tickets for Saturday after the race: It really worth it. ************************************************************************* Good day hikers and runners, I am Running/Hiking the Kusam Klimb on 22 June 2019. It is a 23 km hike or run that will surely test your endurance and see if you re tough. It can be walk or run or a combination depending on what you chose to do. What I propose to you is to come and participate at your own pace and either camp or stay in cabins on Friday and Saturday and enjoy the festive atmosphere. It would be a great experience and it is sure to be a great weekend. We will carpool to the event and organize accommodations in the same area. (Details to be coordinated later) I will reserve campsites for the group but if you wish to rent other type of accommodations you will do it on your own. http://saywardvalleyresort.com NOTE: It will not be hosted by any organizers from VOC on the day of the hike as it is an official Paid supported event organized by other people. Everybody will be hiking on their own or may chose to pair up with a buddy, as it is for some a good way to test their toughness You will need to register for the event on your own here is the link: http://kusamklimb.com/register/ Let me know if you are interested and we will try to work out the details. Some information from the Official web site. ************************************************************************** Here is what the Website has to say about this Hike: http://www.kusamklimb.com/ The Kusam Klimb is a wild and rugged 23 km loop heading up and over Mount H’Kusam and down the Stowe Creek watershed. Starting at sea level, participants pass through some of the most spectacular scenery on Vancouver Island with views of mountain peaks and the Johnstone Strait as they negotiate their way over the well-developed trail. Are YOU tough enough? It is a supported event with water point and safety along the route. There numerous checkpoints. Check the web site for more details.

What are the 10 Essentials?
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For anyone who is new to hiking or to our club, the '10 Essentials' (which we often list as required gear) includes everything that you should always have in your backpack to survive in case of an emergency when you are outdoors. Here's a good article from North Shore Rescue describing the 10 Essentials: http://www.northshorerescue.com/education/what-to-bring/ Basically, you need: - a light -a signalling device (whistle, etc) -firestarters -extra clothes -a pocketknife -shelter (garbage bags, emergency blanket, etc) -food/water (high energy stuff) -navigation devices (GPS, maps, compass) -cellphone, with a charged battery and in a plastic bag (and a locator beacon is always useful)

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Thetis Lake Overflow Parking Lot - Atkins Rd

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