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Trip Information
Name: Heliotroping - moved to Sunday
Starts: Sun Nov 08, 2015
Meetup: 5am; Chevron; Boundary and Dominion
Return: Sun Nov 08, 2015

Registration opens: Thu Oct 15, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2/B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Mike Hamata
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Have you got your AST1?

Can you drive, do you have a car, and how many can you fit?

Skier or Snowboarder?

Who is cooler, me or Angus Robb?

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Participant Information

Early season turns in the northern Mt Baker area. See picture from Heliotrope in November last year .  We will change our plans (and destination) to suit the snow conditions.  Possible destinations include: Heliotrope Ridge, Skyline Divide, backside of the Baker ski area, Twin Lakes / Winchester Peak, Chowder Ridge.  See the various Washington guides for details: Volken, Burgdorfer, Baldwin etc.

Please note the snow is not likely to be that good so bring gear to suit early season skiing. If the snow is rubbish trip will get cancelled.

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

(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.

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