VOC Adventure reports

The Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant

This grant is joint funded by The Neil Mackenzie Trust and the Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC) at the University of British Columbia.


Nina Sky Robertson: !GURI |AIB (The White Streak) – Learning to Route Develop and Big Wall Climb in Spitzkoppe, Namibi:




Linda Kiritchkov and Mason Slavner trekking in Iceland

2021  Nick Hindley, Harlin Brandvold, and Duncan Pawson set a new climbing route in the Coastal Mountains (British Columbia, Canada) (2020 grant).  Pangea 2021: Disaster Fauna (5.11- A0, 600m) First Ascent

Eloise, Simeon, Tobias and Gabe set out on their adventure in and around Toba Inlet, British Columbia in June 2021.


Photo 8

Else Bosman & Joe O’Brien (2019 award)   An Expedition in Our Own Backyard


unnamed 3

Maureen (Moe) Nadeau:     Highland Trail 550 Bikepacking – The tale of a girl, her bike, and a two week epic through the Highlands of Scotland. 


Ben Clark & Jess Landing (2018 award)  Scotland 2019


Canadian Lassies in the Land of Scots – August 2017

link to Cora’s blog

Exploring Scotland: The Highlands, Sea and Skye – July 2017

Link to Carly and Kelsey’s trip report.

The first grants were awarded in 2016.


Mike and Lizzy

Stuart and Spencer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s