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Trip Information
Name: Longspur peak and the Pemberton Icecap
Starts: Sat May 06, 2017
Meetup: Call me to arrange carpooling
Return: Tue May 09, 2017

Registration opens: Wed Apr 26, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Len Soet
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have flexibility with start and finish dates? If not you can still apply, just let me know.

Do you have AST-1 or equivalent?

Do you have a shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver?

Do you have prussik slings (and possibly a small light rope to share with the group)?

Do you have any glacier experience and familiarity self rescue techniques?

Do you have a vehicle and how many passengers can you take (keep in mind we will have big packs)?

Do you have a PLB or an inReach device that you can share with the group?

Do you have overnight camping gear like tent (we can share tents), sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove and fuel?

Do you have a GPS that can be shared with the group?

I will call and or email you to discuss trip details.

You may want to borrow or make a Crazy Carpet sled like on John Baldwin's web site. http://www.johnbaldwin.ca/trip-planning-toboggan.asp

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Participant Information

Note, I have a soft commitment for Saturday and we may have to leave on Sunday. But I will take into consideration if you are taking time off of work to go on the trip. The plan is to drive up Rutherford creek as far as possible and then use the snowmobile route to access the glacier and ski towards Longspur Peak and climb it. If the weather window is short, we can go back the way we came. If the weather window is good we can descend off of Longspur peak to the glacier to it's west and then ski northwest, west and then south on the major Pemberton icecap glacier towards Torah peak,  Little Ring and Callaghan peaks and then to Callaghan lake from where there is a 13 km road to the Callaghan base/Alexander base. If time and weather permits we may attempt to ski up Torah and Callaghan mountains.  Also see my attached Google earth file of my planned route (Note, it also shows my original planned route from Miller creek which I have changed to Rutherford creek) or ask me and I can send it to you. Since good weather is required for this ski traverse, it may be postponed a week or two or possibly till next year if the weather is bad. The pace will be slow (because I am slow) and steady. Also we will take lots of breaks to regroup and check out the route. I think it will take us about 4 days but we may want to stretch out that food for 6 days, in case of emegency.

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