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 the trips have a summit of some kind in mind but mother nature needs to cooperate. If a summit isn't on the cards, then 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 included 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 something in K country.
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:
Destination is TBA pendering weather & temperatures and avy conditions
Carpool Departure Time:
N end of the TCH and #22 service road (near the Petro Canada)
From the #1 TCH, turn N on the #22 and then left onto the gravel road. Meeting spot at the N end of that road. I drive a red RAV 4 with a ski box.
Minimum AST1 or equivalent level experience required. If you intend to bring a splitboard, let me know. As we may not know you well (or at all), please send info to email@example.com
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 blindfolded, I'm new to this)
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 09:00 PM.