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Name: Thread the Needle
Starts: Sun Jan 14, 2018
Meetup: 5:25am - Locations in Planning Forum
Return: Sun Jan 14, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Jan 09, 2018
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Cliff Eschner
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

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

What is your backcountry skiing experience? What is your level of skiing ability?

Describe your winter mountaineering experience (level of difficulty, using crampons, self-arrest...)

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Participant Information

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Thread the Needle

Ski mountaineering to summit of Needle Peak in the Coquihalla

This trip is intended for experienced backcountry skiers with basic winter mountaineering skills.

See Baldwin 3rd Edition, Chapter 10, page 193, Needle Peak— we will likely add a few km’s.

Organizer will use the Planning Forum for additional information as required.

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

Gear for Winter Backcountry travel, Avi gear (Digital transceiver, Probe, Shovel), AT ski equipment, Headlamp suitable for skiing.

We are bringing a helmet and ice axe for final summit attempt. Crampons might be a good idea.

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

For last minute questions and updates contact me by phone.

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