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Name: Blackcomb Peak & Glacier Skills Practice
Starts: Sat Aug 12, 2017
Meetup: Any/all of Broadway & Commercial, Downtown, St David's
Return: Sat Aug 12, 2017

Registration opens: Wed Aug 09, 2017
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C2/3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Dean Chamberland
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Trip Planning Questions

Do you have the necessary climbing gear to practice on the pocket glacier and steep but low-consequence snow slopes? Helmet, ice ace, crampons, rope, locking carabiners (locking and non), belay device, harness, prusiks, ...etc

Can you drive or do you need a ride?

What meeting place suits you?

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Participant Information

The plan is to:

A) Take Wizard gondola from the upper village and then Solar Coaster to Rendezvous Lodge, then hike up to Horstman Hut where the scramble along the ridge to Blackcomb Peak begins. See page 96 in the Scrambles book for detail. 

B) Upon returning to Horstman Hut, descend into the glacier by the T-bar (no crevasses) and practice glacier travel, t-slot anchors, belaying, basic rope skills, and crampon use on the snow and ice

Apologies for the last minute notice, however a planned trip just fell through. Note that a Whistler day pass is needed. You can buy online 2 days prior for a discount. The season pass is $80 discounted and worth it if you plan to return at least a second time

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Dean Chamberland Grade: C3/4 Start: Sun 20 May '18
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