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Name: Turkey Sale, & Glacier Skills practice (Horstman Glacier)
Starts: Sat Oct 07, 2017
Meetup: Commercial and Broadway, or St David'
Return: Sat Oct 07, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Sep 28, 2017
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: A3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Dean Chamberland
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have the technical training outlined?

Can you drive or do you need a ride?

Can you bring rope?

Do you prefer to meet near Commercial and Broadway, St David's or along route?

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Participant Information

Proposed agenda: 

1) Leave Vancouver around 7 am and check out turkey sale at Blackcomb daylodge: https://tinyurl.com/y97qh686

2) Somewhere between 10-11, take gondola to Rendevous Lodge  - possibly eat lunch in lodge (you can buy lift ticket online in advance to save $)

3) Hike 50 mins to the glacier and practice glacier travel techniques, including rope work, crevasse rescue, and anchors (ice screws, t-slot)

4) Return to the lift well in advance of the 5 pm last download


You should have formal mountaineering, glacier travel and/or crevasse rescue education. 

Gear required includes but is not limited to:

  • crampons
  • ice axe
  • harness
  • helmet
  • crevasse rescue equipment including belay device, locking and non-locking biners, slings, prusiks/cordelette, ice screw. 
  • I recommend bringing 'car clothes' for the ride in and shopping. Check weather closer to date to determine appropriate outdoor gear but we'll be on ice for hours so dress warm and consider a foam pad to kneel/sit on

This is not a course and I'm not instructing, but rather looking to hone existing skills and knowledge by practicing in a relatively benign setting with others who also have similar training or equivalent experience.

This is suited for experienced mountaineers with the formal training noted above and who are well-acquainted with the requisite gear. You MUST already know the required rope skills, how to belay, and how to perform crevasse rescue. Please ensure you respond asap to the trip planning questions to assist the organizer with logistics.


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