Ski Mountaineering - West and South Twin - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: JNP 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 20, 2017 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 19, 2017 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: Three days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dan Doll

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
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

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 pouch.

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 recommended.

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM.