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Trip Information
Name: Mt Kelly Views from the Ridge
Starts: Sun Mar 19, 2017
Meetup: 5:55am Locations in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Mar 19, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Mar 17, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B1/2  [?]
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 in winter backcountry travel?

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: Mt Kelly ~12 km

   Manning Park Ski Tour Dude :)

Are you ready to experience the amazing views in Manning Park on a blue bird day?

Snow Alert!  Fresh snow on Friday and Saturday! Blue skies expected on Sunday.

Join us on another easy to moderate backcountry ski tour. We will climb up Mt Kelly from Allison Pass. From the peak we will spend some time skiing along the ridge, taking in the views and dreaming about skiing other areas once the avi conditions drop. The pace will be friendly with re-grouping. Remember to bring a headlamp suitable for skiing in case we return after dark.

This trip is suitable for newer backcountry skiers with an intermediate 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.

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.

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

Feel free to bring your own: GPS, PLB, camera, first aid kit, and chocolate & cheese to share :)

 

Expected conditions: we will need to assess a weak layer in the snowpack, and conditions from the Fri/Sat snowstorm.

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

Access is from Hwy 3. Parking is at the "Works Yard" near Allison Pass (we must check that this will be open to us on Sunday.)

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 telephone/email.

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