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Trip Information
Name: Mount Matier Southwest Buttress - "AD+", 5.7
Starts: Sat Jul 13, 2013
Meetup: St. David's Church at 6:00 a.m.
Return: Sun Jul 14, 2013

Registration opens: Sun Jun 23, 2013
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 3

Organizer: Don Montrichard
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you climbed any alpine routes rated "AD" (or higher) in the past 12 months, and (if so) which ones and when?

2. Single malt or blended?

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Participant Information

The (tentative) plan:

July 13 - drive up to either Joffre Lakes PP or Cerise Creek, hike up onto Matier Icefield, camp/bivy

June 14 - approach south side of Mount Matier, climb buttress, descend via NE Spur, pack up camp, hike out to vehicles.

The climbing group will need to be small in order to be relatively fast. If the POP for the trip dates is 30% or greater on the day before the start date then the trip will be rescheduled (if possible).

Please consider NOT seeking to join this trip unless you have conducted your own research into the climb, and compared that with your own experience and skill. At a minimum, you will have the fitness, equipment, skills and experience to perform all of the following:

(a) wilderness camping in the snow;

(b) belayed climbing;

(c) rappelling:

(d) lead climbing up to 5.7;

(e) glacier travel and crevasse rescue; and,

(f) 1000+ metres of ascent per day.

If you want to receive a response from the Trip Organizer, you must answer the question for participants (see right-hand side of Trip Page).

All participants must bring their personal climbing gear (harness, belay device, locking biner, mountaineering boots, rock shoes, helmet, crampons, ice axe, glacier travel and crevasse rescue gear).

Logistics are self-organized. Please use the Planning Forum attached to this trip page to organize rides to the meeting point and to let others know whether you can drive to trailhead or not. Please also indicate if you can provide a tent (and how many you can fit inside) and a stove to share with other trip participants.

Please update your BCMC Account Profile with your emergency contact information. To do that you have to login on the website, click the "My account" button at top right, then click on "edit profile information", then select the "private information" tab and enter your emergency contact information -- this info will stay in your profile and is made available to a trip organizer automatically -- it saves time at the meeting point.

Trip Photos
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