Peaks & Ridges Ski Mountaineering | Crowfoot Mountain - Saturday, May 04, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Crowfoot Mountain 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 04, 2024 05:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:30 AM @ Valley Ridge)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 03, 2024 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Brendan Clark
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 2
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

The forecast on Saturday looks decent, so let's head out for a ski mountaineering adventure! The objective will likely be Crowfoot Mountain via Bow Lake.  I heard a report recently that the canyon is in good shape, Crowfoot ought to still have some good skiing on the N facing slopes.  The route is not technical, but at this time of year I would suggest that ski crampons are mandatory to bring. 

Expect about 20 km return with 1250 m of gain. 

Beta: Explor8ion


Required Items to Bring:

Mandatory: Transceiver (digital 3+ antennae) (remember to check your batteries), snow shovel, probe, backcountry ski gear (skis, skins), ski crampons, AST1 training at a minimum


Recommended Items to Bring:

Food/drink, extra clothing, any required personal items, sunglasses/ski goggles and headlamp, sunscreen, camera, FRS radio if you have one.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:  


 
Carpool Departure Time:   05:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Valley Ridge
Carpool Directions:  

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Y9vkUGmPycBcQUN76


Notes:

Minimum AST1 or equivalent level experience is required. If you intend to bring a splitboard, let us know. As I may not know you well (or at all), please send following info to brendan714@gmail.com

  • Describe your avalanche training, crevasse rescue and glacier travel experience
  • Describe your back country ski experience.  Provide some examples of trips/summits you've done this year or in the previous 2-3 years. 
  • 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)

You will not be moved to the participant list without submitting this info!

 

Possible hazards

Avalanche

Avalanches can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss.

Terrain

Cornice fall, crevassesCliffs, Trees, tree wells, forest deadfall, and tree stumps, Creeks, Rocks and Boulders, Holes and depressions below the snow surface, Variable and difficult snow conditions, Snowcat roads and road banks, Fences and other manmade structures, Snow immersion, Impact or collision with other persons vehicles or objects, Encounters with domestic or wild animals, Loss of balance or control, Slips trips and falls, Becoming lost or separated from one’s group

Communication, rescue and medical treatment

Communication can be difficult and in the event of an accident rescue and treatment may not be available. Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field. If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

Boots and binding systems

·          Even when set up correctly, a ski binding might not release during every fall or may release unexpectedly. The ski boot/binding system is no guarantee that the skier will not be injured.  Non-DIN-certified bindings, such as pin/tech bindings, present a higher risk of pre-release and/or injury as they are not designed to the same safety standards as a DIN-certified alpine binding.

·          Unlike alpine ski boot/binding systems, snowboard and some telemark boot/binding systems are not designed or intended to release and will not release under normal circumstances.  Using such a system increases the risk of injury and/or death when caught in an avalanche.

Other

Slips, trips and falls both outdoors and indoors, Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact, Equipment failure, Negligent first aid, Negligence of other people


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 03, 2024 at 06:00 PM.