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Trip Information
Name: Tricouni North Arete
Starts: Sun Sep 28, 2014
Meetup: details to come
Return: Sun Sep 28, 2014

Registration opens: Tue Sep 02, 2014
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C4-5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: mauro perizzolo
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1) What is the last alpine climb you have done?

2) What is the last route rated AD- you have completed?

3) Can you build your own rappel anchors and perform your own rappels?

4) What grade can you lead with gear on rock ?

5) Can you drive to the trailhead?

6) Can you provide gear (rope, rock hardware, ice screws, pickets, etc)?

7) Can you build a crevasse rescue system?

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Participant Information

The plan is to leave from the "trailhead" early Sunday morning (7.30 am, meaning a much earlier departure), and bushwhack our way to the bottom of the arete. 3rd and 4th class scrambling will bring us to some mid 5th class (5.5). Once we've topped out, the plan is to descend via Cypress Peak to avoid the 'schwack at the bottom of the arete. A roughly 11-13 hour day will bring us back to the cars. If time permits, a visit to the Howe Sound Brew Pub will be in order.

The new plan is to access the North Arete from the Tricouni East Meadows (Chance Creek TH), and cross the glacier to the east face of the arete. Climb/scramble the face to the top, and ascend the arete to the summit. The descent will be per the scrambles route, until we can make our way back to the vehicles. 

Glacier travel experience is mandatory, as well as practice with rescue systems. 

Each member will need to bring their own:

-harness
-locking carabiner and atc
-helmet
-ice axe/crampons (mandatory)
-warm clothes and rain gear
-food/water for a full day out
-epic amounts of enthusiasm and stoke
-crevasse rescue gear (prusiks, pulleys, etc)

 

Notes:

*please do your own research into the trip and a self assessment to see if your skills and fitness are up to snuff
*last minute cancellations can happen (safety factors such as weather, conditions, or personal emergencies)

 

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