About BCMC Events Schedule Club Forums Hut Booking News - Media Club Resources Search
Trip Information
Name: Crown Couloir (F-, ice)
Starts: Sun Jan 03, 2016
Meetup: will be emailed to you around noon time two days prior to the trip
Return: Sun Jan 03, 2016

Registration opens: Sun Dec 27, 2015
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

- in the past 12 months, have you ever cancelled any club trip participation within a day or been a no-show?

- what is your most technical successful Alpine Select trip (peak’s name, date, technical grade of the route, name of the leader)?

- will you drive? if so, how many passengers can you take?

Login to Join BCMC Trips

You must login in order to sign up online for one of the BCMC Trips. If you don't have a BCMC membership account then please obtain one.  If you'd prefer to learn more before joining then please join as a 30-day Guest member.   Some trips are BCMC members only.

Participant Information

Crown Couloir 

F-, 465m snow/ice
: Taking SkyRide up and down
Meeting Time and Location
 will be emailed to you around noon time two days prior to the trip


Personal Gear - Main

  • snowshoes

  • crampons

  • snow shovel

  • avalanche transceiver

  • avalanche probe

  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)

  • helmet

  • harness + belay device (Reverso type)

  • carabiners: 4 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape

  • anchor material: cords and slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra)

  • two 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare

  • two short (61cm) snow pickets with runners attached

  • pair of ice tools

  • personal emergency kit incl. medical

  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries

Personal Gear - Extra

  • alpine rock protection (cams, nuts, pitons)

  • rescue pulley

  • mechanical ascender (Tibloc, Ropeman, etc.)


  • regular straight ice axe


  • if you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for any club’s trip in the past 12 months, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.

  • if minimum safety levels are not met (because of the bad weather, conditions, etc.) this trip will be canceled, last minute cancellations do occur.

  • if you want to receive a response you must clearly answer  all "Trip Planning Questions"

  • if you haven't received response, check your email in Spam folder.


Weather: http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Crown-Mountain-North-Vancouver-British-Columbia/forecasts/1504
Avalanche Info: http://www.northshorerescue.com/avalanche-info/ 
Avalanche Forecast: http://www.avalanche.ca/forecasts/north-shore
About Crown: http://bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=567 

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Serguei Okountsev Grade: B5 Start: Tue 19 Apr '16
M:4, C:2, W:0
Mastering the fundamentals of modern alpinism
Serguei Okountsev Grade: B5 Start: Sat 9 Apr '16
M:3, C:3, W:0
Climbing Top Ten U.S. State Highpoints: Washington
Serguei Okountsev Grade: D4 Start: Thu 31 Mar '16
M:4, C:2, W:0
Climbing 14,000-foot peaks of sunny California
Copyright © 2021 British Columbia Mountaineering Club