Ski Mountaineering - West and South Twin - Saturday, May 20, 2017
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With the hope of finding three days of decent
weather, the plan is to head to the Stutfield
Col area on the Columbia Icefield and head up
West and/or South Twin. I usually get a lousy
sleep in the hostel, so I've put down an early
start on Saturday instead. After driving out on
Saturday, we get going right away for a full
day of skiing to get to the col and set up
camp. Everyone needs to be ready to contribute
to decision making, navigation and safety. This
is big terrain - crevasses, seracs, steep
slopes and wide open spaces that can have
limited visibility. You must be proficient in
glacier travel and rescue techniques, including
skiing downhill roped together. You should be a
strong intermediate skier (e.g. you can make it
down a black diamond run at the hill) Avalanche
safety skills are required. You will also need
to be able to climb alpine snow/ice. It will be
winter camping conditions and we will arrange
for shared camping gear. If we haven't been out
together before, I will ask you about your
relevant experience and training. If you have
questions for me, please get in touch.
Required Items to Bring:
Alpine touring ski set up or equivalent,
mountaineering axe, full foot crampons (ski
crampons optional), ice screw, crevasse rescue
gear (your system for self and companion
rescue), harness and locking carabiner(s).
Freeze dried food (dinner, breakfast if hot)
that only requires boiling water added to a
Recommended Items to Bring:
What you need to stay warm, happy and healthy
in any conditions -
but a lighter load is important for the
distance and elevation that is to be covered.
GPS, compass, map and navigation skills
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM.