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Trip Information
Name: Strawberry Snow Trek
Starts: Sat Nov 21, 2015
Meetup: 5:50am Location in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Nov 21, 2015

Registration opens: Wed Nov 18, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B-C 1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a vehicle? Type? Suitable for winter mountain road travel? How many passengers can you take?

What Avi training have you taken? (How practiced are you at transceiver skills, probing, shoveling; how capable are you at rescuing someone?)

Are you prepared for winter backcountry travel? (Winter tested gear and clothing?)

Snowshoes or AT skis? (Are you experienced or fairly new; level of ability?)

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Participant Information

Manning Park Ski Tour: Strawberry Flats up to Poland Lake return via Gibson Pass Ski Hill, ~20km Loop

Snow Alert!  We toured this area on Monday and found 70 cm at the trailhead, 100+ up top!!  More snow the past couple of days with cold and dry conditions.

An easy to moderate backcountry ski tour. We have the option to tag Grassy Mtn and Bojo Mtn depending on time and conditions. Distance is long, and the pace will be friendly with re-grouping, so expect to be back after dark.

This trip is suitable for newer backcountry skiers. Snowshoers welcome. There will be a training component included at key points during the trip to promote Avalanche Awareness.

Mandatory equipment: Avi gear: Transceiver, Probe and Shovel


Avalanche.ca   New bulletin for South Coast Inland starting Friday 20 November

Online Avalanche Tutorial  Click on Chapters

Pre-Trip Planning

Weather   http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/British_Columbia/Gibson_Pass/

Route info  http://bivouac.com/RoadxPg.asp?RoadxId=5200



Organizer will use the Trip Planning forum for additional information as required.

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.


Gear required: 10 Essentials, gear for Winter Backcountry travel, Avi gear (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel), and Snowshoes or AT skis.

Organizer will bring GPS with tracks; map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; camera; first aid kit.

Welcome additional gear: GPS, PLB, camera, first aid kit, chocolate.


Expected conditions: cold and clear; lots of snow; sunshine and stunning views of local peaks.

Recommended carpooling cost:  approx. $25 per passenger; please arrange with driver; bring funds.

Access to Strawberry Flats Parking is a narrow mountain road which will likely be rough, icy or snow covered.

Max group size partially determined by number of vehicles.


Emergency Info:  please make sure your Emergency Contact info has been added to your web-account profile.  You can do this by logging into the bcmc.ca website, click on: My Account (top of page)... then click on Edit Emergency Contact (top-left column).  Please re-enter your password to complete the process.  Your emergency contact info is stored *privately* and only made available to those organizing trips *you* choose to attend.

Medical Info:  any info that should be shared with the organizer(s), please send an email and/or phone ASAP.  For example, if you are very allergic to bee/wasp bites, or you are taking medication that could be vital information to First Aid Responders.  Anything you choose to share will remain private.

Cancellation:  We'll check the weather forecast for where we're going the evening before we meet.  If the weather forecast does NOT appear to be adequate for a safe outing then the trip will be cancelled and everyone will be notified by email.



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