Kokanee Glaciers Traverse 2018 - Saturday, Apr 07, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park BC 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ )  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Apr 01, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 6 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Brent Hepfner

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

6 day trip out to Kootenay Lake where a local sled will be hired to tow us 16 km up into Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. (est $100 pp). Ski- camping traverse across the park, climbing Kokanee, Woodbury and Caribou Glaciers and Kane Ice Field. Enjoy some long ski descents. Spending the first night and the last night at my house at Woodbury BC as the base and 4 nights camping out. Accommodation at my house $25/night, bring bathing suit for sauna.

CAVEAT: The route is exposed to glacier hazards and complex avalanche terrain so we want the snowpack and weather conditions to be favourable. Participants should have competent abilities for this trip (skiing, avi assessment and crevasse rescue). There is no professional or guide, only backcountry ski enthusiasts, so each person is responsible for making their own safety assessments and decisions. Having said all this, the skiing should be as good as it gets!

NOTE ON SLEDS: We'll be rope-towed on our skis (probably double) behind snowmobile, with some rest stops. Must be comfortable with this. In my opinion it's fun, however arms can get fatigued from hanging on. Definitely a lot less $ than helicopter.

If you sign-up for this trip please answer the following 2 questions:
1. Whether you are able to drive, vehicle type, how many people you can take with gear and confirm if you have snow tires (law in BC).
2. This trip will go next spring but it's likely that the dates will change due to the conditions. Given your own personal situation (commitments, job etc), if you were informed a couple days before the trip that it was being deferred for a week, how likely is it that you’d have the flexibility to still go?
(a) Very likely
(b) Not sure
(c) Not too likely

Required Items to Bring:
To follow

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:  

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, April 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM.