The goal of this trip is to go explore the Skoki backcountry
in a 2-night trip. The objective will be to climb nearby summits, while being
based at Baker Laker. Objectives include Skoki Mtn, Fossil Mtn, Heather Ridge,
Packers Pass Peak, Brachiopod, Anthozoan. We will try to ski as high as we can,
but expect some boot packing.
Costs include sharing camping sites ($31.50 per pad per
December 27: meet up, gear check, drive to Fish Creek
Trailhead. Ski in to Baker Lake backcountry campsite (Sk11), set up camp. This
is a ~12 km approach. Depending on timing, we will attempt an easy close-by
summit (e.g. Fossil, Heather Ridge).
December 28: head for a further objective, most likely Skoki
December 29: pack and cache gear, do a summit near Baker
Lake (e.g. Brachiopod / Anthozoan). Ski out and drive home.
Required Items to Bring:
Multi-day winter camping
gear, back-country ski gear including avalanche gear, food. You must be ready
and equipped for night temperatures dipping -15 oC.
Describe any recent multi-day self-supported
ski traverses/winter camping you have done.
Indicate your avalanche safety
training – AST 1 is a minimum requirement.
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).
Indicate any group gear that you may have: winter tent [Make/Model/#
ppl], stove [Make/Model], fuel canisters [# + mL], group 1st aid, repair kit,
emergency tarp, GPS / PLB / InReach or Spot.
for ppl & gear of your vehicle. Group size & composition TBD.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 02:00 PM.