Robin Owens and I did the first of what we christened as the "Ski Summit Series" on Jan 26 2014... And they've been on my calendar of ACC events ever since. Typically they have a summit in mind but mother nature needs to cooperate.
I would like to target a summit but of course, conditions may prohibit that, in which case I will try to find a tour. The destination will depend on weather, snow conditions, avalanche conditions, and participants experience. As a representative example, past outings include Burstall Pass Peak, Healy Pass Peak, Little Temple, Bow Peak, Purple Pk and Lipalian Mtn, Mt Haffner, Mt Field, Panorama Ridge, Smutwood. For this trip, currently think of Panorama Ridge or South Burstall Pass. Actual destination will be announced closer to event date.
Required Items to Bring:
Mandatory: Transceiver (digital 2+ antennae), snow shovel, probe, backcountry ski gear, and knowledge of how to use them (AST1 minimum)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Food/drink, extra clothing, any required personal items, sunglasses/ski goggles and headlamp, sunscreen, camera.
If we are going to a summit, an ice axe, helmet, and boot crampons might be needed. Ski crampons may be an asset and have come in handy across the season.
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
Meet by 7:00AM to sign the waivers and sort out car pooling
Minimum AST1 or equivalent level experience required. If you intend to bring a splitboard, let us know. As we may not know you well (or at all), please send info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe your avalanche training, crevasse rescue and glacier travel experience
Describe your back country ski experience
Describe your ski comfort level (e.g. OK on Blue runs, struggle on Black Diamonds, I do the Delirium Dive blinfolded, I'm new to this)
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM.