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Name: Wedge Mountain for Intro to Mountaineering Grads
Starts: Fri Jul 20, 2018
Meetup: Meeting Details in Planning Forum
Return: Sat Jul 21, 2018

Registration opens: Mon Jun 25, 2018
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 9

Organizer: David Egan
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

A. Please describe your mountaineering experience, including glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills.

B. Please describe your fitness level. Have you completed any challenging trips recently?

C. Will you be driving? How many can you take? Describe vehicle...

D. Are you able to take Friday the 20th off of work?

E. Gear:

1. Do you have a tent? Describe. Are you able to share?

2. Do you have a stove? Describe. Are you able to share?

3. Do you have rope? Describe. Half-rope or? Length and diameter?

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Participant Information

Preference given to club members who have completed Introduction to Mountaineering sessions (2018). Rope teams of 3 preferred.

Past training in glacier travel on a rope team and crevasse rescue required.

This trip will only go ahead with good weather conditions.

We will meet on Friday morning and take the trail to Wedgemount Lake. We will aim to arrive at the lake in the early afternoon in order to reserve spots in the hut, but will bring tents as a backup. 

If we have time on Friday afternoon we will head up to the glacier, set up our ropes and quickly go over our glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills.

Alpine start on Saturday morning. After summiting we'll return to the lake, pack up, and return to our vehicles.

As a new mountaineer and new to trip planning, I will be seeking assistanuce with organizing details including organizing shared equipment.


Gear required:

Overnight camping gear and tent.

Ice axe, helmet, rope, harness, crampons and gear for glacier travel 

10 essentials

Recommended carpooling cost:  please arrange with driver; bring funds.

Backcountry reservation: approximately $12 per person.

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.

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