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Trip Information
Name: Fat Dog Snow Trek
Starts: Sun Dec 06, 2015
Meetup: 5:50am Location in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Dec 06, 2015

Registration opens: Wed Dec 02, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What type of vehicle do you have? How many passengers can you take?

What Avi training have you taken? How practiced/capable are you at rescuing someone?

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

Snowshoes or skis? Are you an experienced or fairly new skier? New to backcountry skiing?

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Participant Information

Manning Park Snow Trek: Cambie Creek to Windy Gap via Fat Dog ~20km

Snow Alert!  Lots of fresh snow expected on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

This will be an easy to moderate backcountry ski tour. Focus on touring more than skiing. Distance is long, with lots of trail-breaking expected. The pace will be friendly with re-grouping. Expect to be back after dark.

This trip is suitable for intermediate skiers new to backcountry skiing with a good level of fitness. This should not be your first time out. Snowshoers welcome.

We will be pausing at key points during the trip to promote Avalanche Awareness.


Mandatory equipment: Avi gear: Transceiver, Probe and Shovel. Headlamp.


Avi Conditions for South Coast Inland Avalanche.ca

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

Webcam/Weather  http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/65.html

Route info  http://bivouac.com//RoadxPg.asp?RoadxId=482



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, Ski Goggles/Glasses,

Avi gear (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel), and Snowshoes, AT or Tele Ski Equipment.


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

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


Expected conditions: Snowing, snowy meadows, snowy forest, waves of snow. Some early season hazards may exist, especially on the return down the road.

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

Access to Cambie Creek Parking is a left turn off Hwy 3, just East of Allison Summit. Expect mountain winter driving conditions.

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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