Sheep River Ice Exploration - Sunday, Dec 27, 2015

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: Sandy McNabb Hwy 546 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 08:15 AM @ Chuck Wagon - Turner Valley)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 8 hrs 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Plan is for an exploratory trip into the Sheep River West of Turner Valley to see if we can find some ice lines - I know they're there I found a number of single pitch ice and mixed routes a few years back probably of similar grade possibly lower than King Creek. If we don't find any ice then Plan B is to hike Foran Grade and Windy Point. The weather forecast for the next few days should be favourable showing continuous high single to low double digit -ve values with Sunday being just below freezing with a mix of sun and cloud. The area I'm hoping the ice will be in is indicated by #7 on the linked map: Plan B is indicated as Route 16
Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, ice tools, harness, boots, gaiters, crampons, locking carabiner, belay device, warm clothing, lunch & hot drinks I have 3 single ropes and a double so we should be covered for ropes.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Ice screws, slings, biners, hiking pole, spare gloves, camera, icers or other traction aids, gortex

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   From Calgary drive West on Hwy 22X until reaching the junction with Hwy 22 at this point turn South for Turner Valley. At the crossroads in Turner Valley turn right and park in the RBC Carpark, the Chuck Wagon is the bright red building on the other side of the street. I'll be waiting in the RBC carpark in a Dark Blue BMW 3 Series license plate MUU493  
Carpool Departure Time:   08:15 AM
Carpool Location:   Chuck Wagon - Turner Valley
Carpool Directions:   As above. For those coming from the city I hope you can get in touch with each other and arrange carpooling in advance of leaving Calgary. In Turner Valley we can divvy up gear, passengers, etc.

Any questions you can reach me on 403-880-9749

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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I am willing to head out with a minimum of 1 participant, the starting point will however be Turner Valley
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM.