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Name: Iago in the Coquihalla follow up trip
Starts: Sat Feb 24, 2018
Return: Sat Feb 24, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Feb 20, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Silver Kim
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have AST-1 or better?

Do you have a car with snow tires/ and how many passengers can you take?

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Participant Information

This trip is open to all members, but preference will be given to those who attended the Introduction to Backcountry Skiing Pre-Trip Session on January 11th.

For all of you who attended the Intro to Backcountry Skiing Trips with Lisa Quattrocchi and friends, this is a follow up trip to Iago. We saw the peak this past weekend, weather and time permitting we can see if we can summit. There are  some really nice runs on the north side, and we can decide if we want to do a loop.  I have a gps track of our trail from this past weekend so we can save time on the skin up.

This is my first trip posting on BCMC, so I'll be relying on all participants to be actively involved in the planning process.  Let's keep an eye on the weather, avalanche Canada, and any other resource that will help our trip be safe and successful. (Explore the Coast Mountains pg 199 under Great Bear Peak)

We'll meet at the Chevron station at Boundary Rd. (3030 Boundary Rd) at 6am, and we can decide who will drive from there.  Or for those of you further east, we can meet in CHILLIWACK (Tim Hortons at 43971 Industrial Way)

The BCMC has a driver compensation guideline, which we should be following https://bcmc.ca/club_driver_guidelines.php.

We did the calculations and the fees broke as done as follows for passengers: 1 Passenger in a car, it is $50; 2 passengers in a car it is $50 dollars each passenger; 3 passengers in a car, it is $34 per passenger.

Also, whoever is considering driving shall monitor Drive BC for current road conditions.

Gear list:

Backcountry skis with alpine touring (AT) bindings, telemark skis, or a split board

Compatible boots

Climbing skins

Ski poles

Beacon (check the batteries have >60%charge)



Backpack (30 litres should fit all you need)

Warm layered clothes system: thermal underwear, thin fleece, thicker fleece/pile

Water-resistant & windproof jacket & over pant

Warm puffy jacket

Two pairs of gloves, one pair should be mittens (bring hot shot packs if your hands are always cold)





Lunch, plus some snacks and drink for one day

Water bottle

A thermos with hot drink is recommended

Headlamp and spare batteries


Map or GPS


First aid kit with blister care supplies

Emergency blanket

Whistle attached to your pack

Knife or multi-tool

Luke Speed with some nice turns
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