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Trip Information
Name: Cayoosh - Armchair Route
Starts: Tue Dec 15, 2015
Meetup: Taylor Way St David's Church 5:00 am
Return: Tue Dec 15, 2015

Registration opens: Sat Dec 12, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Steve Pollak
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a 4wd and can you drive?

If we have not skied together before, please briefly describe your recent experience in the backcountry, skiing ability, and anything you feel is relevant to this trip.

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Participant Information

Drive up to the parking area (1280 m) just before Cayoosh summit, arriving around 8:30 am.   Skin to the summit of Cayoosh Mountain (2590 m) or whichever high point is reached by 2 pm.  We all stay together as much as possible.  Elevation gain is 1310 m. Allow about 2 hours to ski back down and be at the vehicle(s) just as it gets dark around 4 pm.

Skiing will be at a moderate or faster pace.  Weather forecast:  clear or partly cloudy and cold, between -5 and -10 degrees Celsius.  Expect variable fresh snow from the weekend and/or hard packed / icy conditions. 

I can only take myself and one passenger in my small truck.  Maximum participants is 2 unless one of you can bring a 4wd vehicle.

For more information see the Baldwin guide p. 127.   You can also check the following websites for updated weather and avi conditions:

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Marriott

http://www.avalanche.ca

Participants are expected to do their own research into the trip.

Trip will go with a reasonable weather forecast. 

Minimum requirements:  avi gear (and know how to use it), headlamp, 10 essentials

Suggest also bring ski crampons and possibly boot crampons for the short steep snow slope to gain the summit.  

I will have GPS, map, compass, spot beacon, first aid kit

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