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Name: Black Tusk Area *RESCHEDULED*
Starts: Sun Feb 01, 2015
Meetup: Taylor Way Church @ 5:00 a.m.
Return: Sun Feb 01, 2015

Registration opens: Sun Jan 18, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Slawomir Skoczylas
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Participant Information

Please see page 56 of "Exploring The Coast Mountains On Skis" third edition by John Baldwin for route info. 

Emphasis will be on safety and fun, summiting is a lower priority! Please bring a good attitude. 

Since "Ski mountaineering began here over 80 years ago with access by train" (page 56 "Exploring The Coast Mountains On Skis"), as a result I thought that this would be an appropriate place to organize my first backcountry ski trip to with the BCMC club.  Since the train no longer runs :( we will have to ski up the Garibaldi Lake trail and take a left on the junction near 1400m to the Black Tusk area through Taylor Meadows.  Here are some of the options that we have to choose from once we arrive in the Black Tusk area:
- The South and North slopes on the shoulder of Black Tusk
- Panorama Ridge
- Taylor Meadows
Once we arrive in the Black Tusk area we can decide as a group which option(s) from the above list or other(s) we can do. 

Please note that this trip is about 30+KM depending on which option(s) we do.  Depending on snow conditions we may also have to boot pack on the Garibaldi Lake trail. 

All skill levels of back country skiers are welcome to join this trip beginners/intermediate/advance as long as you are fit enough to ski 30+KM in a day. 

ALL participants MUST have the following equipment:
- Beacon, Probe & Shovel
- AST-1 or higher training
- AT/telemark ski or splitboard setup (including skins)
- Headlamp
- Appropriate clothing for being out in the elements all day
- Enough food and water to remain on the move for most of the day

Please familiarize yourself with the area and research avalanche/weather conditions to the extent possible. 

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).

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. 

If you have any question please feel free to contact me via email/text/phone. 

Cheers
Slawomir

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