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Trip Information
Name: Who's On Second?
Starts: Sat Dec 12, 2015
Meetup: 5:50am Location in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Dec 12, 2015

Registration opens: Thu Dec 10, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 7

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What type of vehicle do you have? How many passengers can you take? Do you prefer to carpool with someone?

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?)

Are you an experienced or fairly new skier? Level of ability? New to backcountry skiing?

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Participant Information

Manning Park Ski Tour: Similkameen Headwaters to 2nd Brother via Cousin ~22km

This will be an intermediate to moderately difficult backcountry ski tour. Distance is long, with lots of trail-breaking. Friendly pace with re-grouping.  Route-finding will be necessary to choose a suitable crossing of the Similkameen River.  It is likely that we will need to push through some trees in a few places.  Depending on time and conditions we might return via Fat Dog. We will be skiing out after dark.

This trip is suitable for intermediate skiers with a good level of fitness.

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

 

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

Links:

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=3819

     http://bivouac.com/TripPg.asp?TripId=5068

 

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

For last minute questions and updates contact by phone.

 

Gear required: 10 Essentials, gear for Winter Backcountry travel, Ski Goggles/Glasses,

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

Headlamp suitable for skiing.

 

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: Waves of Snow everywhere!  River crossing. Early season hazards.  Darkness on the ski out.

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.

 

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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