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Trip Information
Name: New Year's Ice
Starts: Sun Jan 01, 2017
Meetup: 5:25 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Jan 01, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Dec 29, 2016
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your ice climbing and leading experience?

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Participant Information

Photo of Cal Chek Ice Climbing

New Year's Ice

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 ice climbing experience and safe belay practices.  

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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