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Trip Information
Name: Sharpen the Saw
Starts: Sun Apr 23, 2017
Meetup: 7:25 am Location in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Apr 23, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Apr 20, 2017
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: B3/4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Describe your mountaineering experience and level of ability, i.e. steep slopes, running belays, anchoring, self-arrest.

2. Describe your avalanche and rescue skills.

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Participant Information

Practice your Mountaineering Skills Above the Seymour Ski Area

We will travel up from the Seymour Ski Area to practice a full range of mountaineering techniques and skills on steep slopes. We may encounter very steep slopes and rugged terrain.

Every participant is responsible for assessing the conditions and contributing their knowledge and opinion to ensure a safe outing for everyone.

This is Not a course!  Assess your abilities carefully.

Participants should have experience climbing alpine routes rated PD or greater. We may encounter AD.

Gear required:
Avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.
Helmet, harness, rigid boots, crampons (general mountaineering.)
Ice Axe (general mountaineering).
Snow pickets, wands, rope.
You're expected to bring the 10 Essentials [INFO LINK]
Personal and group gear will be discussed in the planning forum.
Snowshoes recommended!  Chocolate and Cheese to share are also recommended :)
Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS, Map and compass, Personal Locator Beacon, Camera, and First aid kit.
Recommended carpooling cost:  ~$5-10; please arrange with driver; bring funds.
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/telephone.

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