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Trip Information
Name: Skyline Divide
Starts: Tue Nov 11, 2014
Meetup: Chevron at boundary and dominion @ 6am
Return: Tue Nov 11, 2014

Registration opens: Wed Oct 29, 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

- Can you drive to the trailhead?

- What was the last tour you skied?

- have you done ast1

- what is wrong about this video? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B_FBFlVz2xE

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Participant Information

Remembrance day ski touring in the Mt Baker Backcountry

Weather and snow levels dependant we will ski either (in no particular priority):

- Twin lakes and winchester mountain. See route 7 in the Volken guide

- Skyline divide. See page 176 of the Baldwin guide

- Chowder ridge. See route 8 of the Burgdorfer guide

- Heliotrope ridge. See page 175 of the Baldwin guide

All routes require similar levels of exertion and the trailheads are accessed from Glacier off the Mt Baker Hwy.  It's not feasible to pick a route now (at this early stage in the season) due to changing snow and access conditions, however we will collectively discuss the options the week before the trip.

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. Trip will only "go" with a decent weather forecast.

Please consider NOT seeking to jhis 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.

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