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Trip Information
Name: Boxing Day Special
Starts: Mon Dec 26, 2016
Meetup: 5:25 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Mon Dec 26, 2016

Registration opens: Thu Dec 22, 2016
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

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Participant Information

Boxing Day Special

Ice Climbing at Cal-Cheak

(location might change depending on last minute ice conditions report) 

This is not a course, so please assess your experience and skills carefully.

You must have climbing experience and safe belay practices.  

Some experience climbing on ice is preferred.

The focus will be on top rope climbing. 

Leading will be an option for strong, conservative lead climbers only.

We will be standing around in cold wintery conditions, so be prepared, and consider your own ten essentials.



Gear required:


Helmet, Harness and Belay Device.

Goggles or protective glasses.

Rigid boots and steel crampons.

Technical Ice Tools.

Recommended: Waterproof jacket and pants, gaiters, extra pairs of climbing gloves. Extra warm belay jacket.

Extra Gear:

We will need enough ropes, ice screws, and climbing gear for the group.

Welcome additional gear: Camera, Chocolate and Cheese to share.

Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS, Personal Locator Beacon; Camera; First aid kit.


Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

Contact organizer by telephone for last minute questions/changes.

Recommended carpooling cost: Approx $25 depending on how far we travel: 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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