ONE SPOT LEFT! - 'Slowpokes' Wheeler & Asulkan Huts Weekend - Friday, Dec 06, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Rogers Pass - Wheeler & Asulkan Huts 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Dec 06, 2019 05:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ )  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Weekend 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Wayne Gilraine

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Asulkan Hut?

Thee best place for early season deep fluffy snow!


Well, there's always someone faster than you on the up-track, likely just not us (≈250 v-m/h)!

If you have wanted to explore Rogers Pass terrain but were concerned with holding up faster groups, this trip is for you. Or if just want to get up there and you can enjoy a gentle paced up-track, come join in!

Depending upon our party's desire and skill set and of course upon conditions, we MAY be able to:
- break into a faster and a slower group.
- get onto the Asulkan Glacier and perhaps visit Young's Peak.

Staging from Wheeler Hut on Saturday morning gives a nice head start for skinning up to Asulkan Hut (about 7 km, 960 v-m). Plenty of time for some turns up top on the Saturday, too.

Wheeler Hut is booked for a party of 10 for the Friday night (Dec 6), and the entire Asulkan Hut (capacity of 10) is booked for the Saturday night (Dec 7).

After work Friday, leave Calgary to make the 4 hour drive to the Asulkan Parking Lot, then make the short skin in to arrive at the Wheeler Hut (about 1 km from the parking lot, skinning along the old abandoned railroad line). Arrive before about midnight Friday (being mindful not to wake up any sleeping folk, of course) and all should be good. Someone will arrive earlier to ensure that the Wheeler Hut wood stoves are stoked for your arrival.

We will plan further details as a group as the time approaches. Safety first. In the meantime, any questions, comments or suggestions are most welcome.

If you are interested please sign up and email to the trip coordinator a brief description of your experience level, including safety training (AST-1, AST-2, first aid, etc), glacier travel training and experience (if any), some of your recent bigger trips and your familiarity (if any) with Rogers Pass terrain. AST-1 training is a MINIMUM requirement and AST-2 is preferred, etc. ... Thank you!

Cost is $75 for the two nights at the huts including wilderness pass.

Payment can be made with the PayPal button below.
Required Items to Bring:
The usual ski/split-board gear, safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel), hut gear including sleeping bags, etc (sleeping pads are provided in the huts as are propane cooking and utensils and plates and all, and wood heat (Wheeler hut) or propane heat (Asulkan hut)), and ample food (we may plan a group dinner for Saturday night).

Recommended Items to Bring:
Planning is in the early stages but consider possibility of travel on the Asulkan glacier to Young's Peak, depending upon early season conditions. We certainly don't need to, but its nice to keep it open as an option. We can work this out as a group, depending upon the party's desire and skill level, and, of course, prevailing conditions.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Details to follow in about November.  
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 PM
Carpool Location:  
Carpool Directions:   Details to follow in about November.


Any questions or comments, please fire away!

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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM.