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Trip Information
Name: Snow Camp Mtn
Starts: Sun Dec 20, 2015
Meetup: 5:50am Location in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Dec 20, 2015

Registration opens: Thu Dec 17, 2015
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C2/3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

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: Snow Camp Mtn via Skyline Trail ~15km

This will be an intermediate backcountry ski tour. Lots of trail-breaking. Friendly pace with re-grouping.  Route-finding. Depending on time and conditions we might add a route variation. 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.


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  available in Planning Forum


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

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.


Gear required:

Consider your own 10 Essentials:
  1. Navigation (map and compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter

Extra gear for Winter Backcountry travel.

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

Goggles to protect against weather.

Headlamp suitable for skiing.


Welcome additional gear: GPS with tracks, PLB, Camera, Lithium Batteries AA and AAA, Chocolate.

Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS with tracks; Map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; Camera; First aid kit.


Expected conditions: Waves of Snow everywhere!  Darkness on the ski out.

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

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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