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Trip Information
Name: Blackcomb Slackcountry
Starts: Thu Jan 01, 2015
Meetup: Taylor Way Church Carpark
Return: Thu Jan 01, 2015

Registration opens: Sun Nov 02, 2014
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3-B4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Angus Robb
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

- Have you an AST1 certification?

- Have you skied steep (black diamond) backcountry routes before?

- Do you have a car and can you drive to Blackcomb?

- Who is Eddie the Eagle?

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Participant Information

I have heard that arguably the best way to get over a hangover is to powder ski.  Come and see if that's true!

The plan will be to access the Blackcomb backcountry at the East Col, ski some steep routes and upload via the seventh heaven chair or the Crystal Chair. 

Possible routes include: DOA, Husume, Stairmaster. Basically anything within slackcountry distance of the East Col.  If the conditions are appropriate we will consider skiing black diamond terrain so please consider your skiing ability when joining this trip.  See the 2nd edition Baldwin Whistler Blackcomb map for route info.

You will need a pass to upload on the lifts.  Backcountry passes cannot be used on this trip as they will not allow multiple uploads with the new RFID ticket system.  You will therefore need either a Day Pass, EDGE Card or Seasons Pass.

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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