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Trip Information
Name: Frosty Creek
Starts: Sat Jan 21, 2017
Meetup: 5:25am Locations in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Jan 21, 2017

Registration opens: Wed Jan 18, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: D3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a vehicle? How many passengers can you take? Or do you prefer to carpool?

What Avi training have you taken? How capable are you at rescuing someone?

Are you experienced or fairly new to backcountry skiing? What is your level of ability?

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Participant Information

Manning Park Ski Tour: Lightning Lakes to Frosty Mtn return via Frosty Creek ~19km Loop

   Manning Park Ski Tour Dude :)

Snow Alert! It looks like Manning Park's amazing Powder has survived the recent rain storms!

Join us on this moderate backcountry ski tour. We will climb up towards Frosty Mountain and glide across open meadows to visit the ancient sleeping larch trees. We plan on returning via Frosty Creek. Some of the skiing is challenging here, and route finding will be necessary. The distance is considered long and somewhat strenuous. The pace will be friendly with re-grouping, so expect to be back after dark (bring headlamp suitable for skiing.)

This trip is suitable for newer backcountry skiers with a moderate to high level of fitness, and intermediate to advanced level of downhill skiing ability. We will be stopping at key points during the trip to promote Avalanche Awareness.

Mandatory equipment: Avi gear: Transceiver, Probe and Shovel. Headlamp suitable for skiing. Chocolate and cheese to share :)

Links:  Online Avalanche Tutorial 

 

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

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.

 

Gear required: 10 Essentials https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials/

Gear for Winter Backcountry travel, Avi gear (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel), AT or Tele skis.

We prefer to wear our ski helmets and goggles when we when we switch over to ski down.

Organizer will bring GPS with tracks; map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; camera; first aid kit.

 

Expected conditions: Plenty of mid-season snow!

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

Access to Lightning Lakes Parking is a narrow mountain road which will likely be rough, icy or snow covered.

Group size partially determined by number of vehicles.

 

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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