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Trip Information
Name: Nordheim Bumps
Starts: Sat Apr 15, 2017
Meetup: 5:45am Locations in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Apr 16, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Apr 13, 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

1. Do you have a vehicle? How many passengers and gear can you take?

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

3. Tent, to share? Stove, to share?

4. 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: Nordheim Peak (2041m) via Mt Kelly. 22km, Elev Gain ~1000m.

   Manning Park Ski Tour Dude :)

Are you ready to experience the amazing views in Manning Park?

Mix of sun, cloud and blue skies expected on Sunday.

Rising temps on Sunday will likely make for great skiing back down Mt. Kelly! 

We hope you enjoy avoiding trees :) Not too difficult for an advanced skier, but they still jump out at you once in a while :)

Join us on another easy to moderate backcountry ski tour. We will climb up Mt Kelly from Allison Pass, and then tour along the ridge to the Nordheim Peak, taking in the views and dreaming about skiing other areas.  This is a great trip for tele-skiers!  Bivouac says this about the peak name: "Named after Sondre Nordheim, of Morgedal, Telemark, who in 1850 discovered the first perfect heel strap, cleverly entwined shoots of the birch tree root, with with enough stiffness to provide sufficient control of the ski to steer it and enough elasticity to stay snugly around the heel to keep the toe in the toestrap. In 1866, one year before the confederation of Canada, they demonstrated the "Telemark" turn in Oslo."

Nordheim Peak

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 experienced first season backcountry skiers with an intermediate level of downhill skiing ability. You must be able to ski with an overnight pack, and should have the ability to ski possibly poor snow conditions.

Mandatory equipment: Avi gear: Transceiver, Probe and Shovel. Headlamp suitable for skiing.



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

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.


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.

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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