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Name: Sky Pilot Scramble
Starts: Sat Jul 29, 2017
Meetup: 9am: Sea to Sky Gondola Parking Lot
Return: Sat Jul 29, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Jul 21, 2017
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Wayne Pattern
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have glacier travel and rescue training/experience?


Have you read p 42 of the MG book?

Do you have first aid training?

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Route Description

Summit: 2031m (6,663ft)
Elevation Cumulative: 1,438m (4,717ft)
Return Distance: 18km

Description courtesy of Paul O.

Sky Pilot is a fantastic and iconic peak on the Sea to Sky highway that has a great mix of classic scrambling terrain. The beginning starts as a nice walk up the Sky Pilot trail with a gradual ascent into forest. Once past the tree line, you encounter some rock basins, and a small pocket glacier. We ascend into the col and make our way over to the pink slab. This is the first short exposed section but there is now an anchor at the top if you feel uncomfortable and need to be belayed (up or down). We top out on a nice rocky platform and then contour around the mountain moving towards the second crux, a gully. It's rocky and grassy but provides good steps. Then it's a hop skip to the summit to enjoy amazing views. 

9am: Meet the the Sea to Sky Gondola parking lot. We will do a quick orientation and gear review.
9:30am: Ride up the gondola. If you have a season's pass, bring it. Otherwise the cost for the day is $35.
Bathroom breaks, buy a coffee, grab a treat and off we go!

Expect ascent time with the group will be 5-6hrs plus about 3hrs for the return.  Beers at the gondola station.

Crampons for pocket glacier
Ice axe, sunglasses, sun protection

Light Gloves
Day Pack (25-35L)


Water: There's isn't much water on the trail higher up so bring 2-3L for the day.
Food: Snacks, sandwiches, treats
Sunscreen + Bug protection
First Aid kit, route familiarity

Required Skills
Scrambling at elevation, glacier travel, good with some exposure

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