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Trip Information
Name: Break the Ice 2
Starts: Sat Sep 16, 2017
Meetup: 4:55 am Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Sep 16, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Sep 04, 2017
Event category: Ice Climbing
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Describe your glacier travel and ice climbing experience and ability.

Do you need a ride?

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Participant Information

Ice Climbing on the Seracs near the lower section of the Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker WA

Join us for our  second  ice climbing adventure of the 2017/2018 season!

We will be crossing the border into the United States so make sure your documents are valid before the trip date to avoid delays for the group.

Let us know if you want to lead and what extra gear you have...

This is not a course:  assess your experience and skills carefully.

You must have climbing experience, safe belay practices and some experience climbing on ice.

For the approach, we will be crossing the lower section of the glacier to reach the seracs.

The focus will be on solo low angle glacier travel (up to WI2) and then top rope climbing once we reach the icefall.

Leading will be an option for strong, conservative lead climbers only.

Bring your own ten essentials.


Gear required:

Headlamp (fresh batteries!)

Helmet, Harness and Belay Device.

Goggles or protective glasses. Sunscreen!

Rigid boots and steel crampons (such as BD Sabertooth or Petzl Lynx.)

>> Not recommended: light mountaineering crampons (such as BD Contacts and Aluminum crampons) and Monos are all Not recommended.

Technical Ice Tools (this would also be a good time to try out your Alpine Axes (such as BD Venoms or Petzl Sum'Tecs.)

Waterproof jacket and pants, gaiters, extra pairs of climbing gloves. Extra warm belay jacket.

We will need enough ropes, ice screws, and climbing gear for the group.

Chocolate and Cheese to share.

Organizer will bring their own 10 Essentials including GPS with tracks; Map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; Camera; First aid kit.

Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information

Recommended carpooling cost: ~$30; 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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