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Trip Information
Name: Heliotrope Ridge (or other skiable area)
Starts: Sat Nov 01, 2014
Meetup: Chevron at Boundary and Dominion
Return: Sat Nov 01, 2014

Registration opens: Sat Oct 04, 2014
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2-C2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 5

Organizer: Angus Robb
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have AST1 training?

What other ski tours have you done recently?

Can you drive to the trailhead?

Who is Tomba La Bomba?

What is a lurk and do you think it should make a come back to modern day skiing?

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Participant Information

I plan to organize a trip to get some early season turns.  We will change our plans (and destination) to suit the snow pack (or lack thereof).  Other possible destinations include:  Skyline Divide, backside of the Baker ski area or Twin Lakes.   Please note the snow is not likely to be that good so bring gear to suit early season skiing.  Even if the snow pack is really low, I will probably head up to the ridge to have a look around and stretch the legs.  Trip will only get cancelled if weather is horrid.  Please think of this as an early season 'reconnaissance' trip.


I cut and paste this from Mike H's trip the following week (thanks Mike):

See page 175 of the Baldwin Guide for route info (or see http://www.summitpost.org/winchester-mountain/154144 for info on Twin Lakes)

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, GPS/Compass/Map)

This will involve a long day, with the potential for some objective dangers. 

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.

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.

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Angus Robb Grade: B2/B3 Start: Sun 15 Nov '15
M:4, C:6, W:0
Early Season Turns in the Northern Mt Baker Area
Angus Robb Grade: B2/B3 Start: Mon 2 Nov '15
M:4, C:5, W:0
Early season turns in the Northern Mt Baker surrounds
Angus Robb Grade: C3 Start: Fri 24 Apr '15
M:4, C:3, W:3
Blackcomb to Whistler
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