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Trip Information
Name: Fissile Peak
Starts: Thu Jan 26, 2017
Meetup: TBD West End or Church 545am
Return: Thu Jan 26, 2017

Registration opens: Sat Jan 21, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: G5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 2

Organizer: Simon Hutton
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Avy 1 or 2?

Do you have an Edge Card or Pass you will use or will you need to buy a backcountry day pass, to access the lift?

Have you skied Fissile before, or anything like it?

Are you comfortable on 45-50 degree slopes, hiking up and skiing down?

Are you familiar with Fissile Peak?

Please share any other info you feel might be useful.

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Participant Information

This a challenging day trip to skin and ski to Fissile Peak, climb it and then ski it. Most likely line will be Banana Chute which is about 40 45 degrees at steepest. High consequence terrain insofar as the climb up is a bit exposed (climb up south side) as is the ski down.  A few musts for the trip; expert skier, exposure to steeps both up and down, a moderate to high degree of fitness, a full backcountry safety set up (beacon, probe, shovel, emergency gear, etc) and a profficient traveller.  

Days are still short so skiing out in the dark is a possibility, but we will try and avoid this with an early start.  

Access will be gained by using Whistler lifts; ideally with Edge Cards or a Pass to avoid the Back Country pass process, but if you need one, not the end of the world.  

The choice of lines will be based on Avy conditions on the day. The NW Face is more interesting than Banana Chute, but the slope has minimal support and a lot of recent storm snow sitting on week layers, so Banana Chute is probable and NW Face will likely have to wait.  I have done both before and both lines are compelling.

Disclosure:  This is a formidable day out and involves high consequence terrain. If you are not familiar with Fissile Peak please ensure you are, before considering participation. Participants will not be seated on a first come first serve basis. 

Please answer the questions if interested.

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