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Trip Information
Name: Winter is Coming
Starts: Sat Nov 04, 2017
Meetup: 4:55am Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Nov 04, 2017

Registration opens: Tue Oct 31, 2017
Event category: Snowshoeing
Difficulty grade: C1/2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Do you have a vehicle? How many passengers can you take? Or do you prefer to carpool?

2. What Avi training have you taken? How capable are you at rescuing someone?

3. Describe your winter backcountry experience.

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Participant Information

Trip Description:  Iceberg Lake via the 19 Mile Creek/Skywalk Trail System near Whistler

http://artofliving.summitlodge.com/the-great-outdoors/iceberg-lake-the-skywalk-trail-whistler/

http://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/87745-19-mile-creek-trail-oct-26-2017-a.html

http://www.cheakamuscommunityforest.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Don-MacLaurin-Skywalk-Trail-Map.pdf

Distance is long so a good level of fitness and endurance is required.

We will be making quick stops at key points during the trip to promote Avalanche Awareness.

Some route-finding will be required.

Partnering and regrouping along the way.

We will likely return after dark.

 

Organizer will use the Trip Planning forum for additional information as required.

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.

 

Mandatory equipment: Avi gear: Transceiver, Probe and Shovel. Snowshoes. Headlamp.

Gear required: 10 Essentials https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials/

 

Organizer will bring GPS with tracks; map and compass; Personal Locator Beacon; camera; first aid kit.

Bring chocolate & cheese to share :)

 

Recommended carpooling cost:  approx. $20 per passenger; please arrange with driver; bring funds.

Max group size partially determined by number of vehicles.

 

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 telephone/email.

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