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Trip Information
Name: Coquihalla Touring
Starts: Sun Dec 15, 2013
Meetup: 6:00 a.m. - Chevron Station one block south of Grandview Highway and Boundary
Return: Sun Dec 15, 2013

Registration opens: Sun Oct 27, 2013
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C/D 3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Don Montrichard
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

(1) Have you successfully completed the AST-1 (or higher) course?

(2) Do you have/will you obtain a beacon, probe and shovel?

(3) Have you practiced using your beacon before?

(4) Do you have a vehicle? Willing to carpool? How many passengers (plus gear) can you transport?

(5) Canadian whiskey or single malt Scotch?

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Participant Information

Trip is re-routing to the Coquihalla - current conditions on original route (Musical Bumps) less than good - Musical Bumps Tour will be re-scheduled.

New destination TBA.

ALL participants MUST have the following equipment:

Beacon, Probe & Shovel

AST-1 or higher training

AT/telemark ski or splitboard setup (including skins)


Appropriate clothing for being out in the elements all day

Enough food and water to remain on the move for most of the day

(trip organizer will carry the following items: first aid kit, satellite messenger device, GPS/Compass/Map)

This will involve a long day, with the potential for some objective dangers. Trip will only "go" with a decent weather forecast (POP of 30% or less), and a forecast of "Moderate" or less on the CAA Avalanche Danger Scale, on the day before the start date - if the trip does not "go", it may be rescheduled to a later date (if possible).

Please consider NOT seeking to join this trip unless you have conducted your own research into the route, and compared that with your own experience, fitness level and skill.

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

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 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.

N.B. If you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for, one of the trip organizer's previous trips, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.

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