Bonnington Range Ski Traverse - Kootenays - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Nelson BC 
Date(s) & Time:   Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 4 days + Travel 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett
 

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:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
Shame, but we lost two participants due to injury. Reach out to me quickly to join this cool trip The premier route through the range is a ski traverse around the headwaters of Erie Creek from Bombi Summit in the south to Porto Rico in the east. The route follows the height of land throughout and passes over the summits of several Bonnington Range peaks and through outstanding ski touring terrain. Excellent skiing throughout, challenging navigation and will make you smile!

This will be a four day traverse with overnights at Grassy Mountain Hut, Steed Hut, and finally the Copper Mountain Hut. If you like lux huts, this may not be for you. If you like the vibe of vintage huts with plenty of character this is the trip. Not allot of elbow room in the huts...

Total distance is approximately 45km with 2,500m elevation gain, and 2,800m elevation loss.

Further details on the traverse can be found at: www.backcountryskiingcanada.com/index.php? p=page&page_id=Bonningtons. Plenty of trip reports online.

Information on the huts can be found at: www.kootenaymountaineering.bc.ca/club- info/cabins/index.html

The cost of the huts is $55/person. A portion of your fee is in support of the trip leader.

We will leave Calgary Wednesday January 22 and return the night of January 26. Longer travel days.

We will spend one night at the YMIR Hotel January 22. Cost TBD and not expensive.

We will be using a shuttle service between Bombi Summit and Porto Rico Road. Cost TBD. Vehicles will be left at the exit point.

Required Items to Bring:
Skis, boots, poles, beacon, probe, shovel, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, warm clothes. As a group we will need to bring fuel for the stoves.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Whatever makes you smile and comfortable!

How to Get There:
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Notes:
Once moved to the participant list and accepted, pay using the PayPal button below.

Email the PayPal receipt to the trip coordinator – Rick Bennett rickbennett28@gmail.com.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM.