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Trip Information
Name: Mountaineering Skills Practice (Day 2, Running Belays)
Starts: Sun May 05, 2019
Meetup: Golden Ears West Canyon Parking Lot. Time will be posted in the planning forum.
Return: Sun May 05, 2019

Registration opens: Wed Apr 24, 2019
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: C4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 9

Organizer: David Egan
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Where did you train as a mountaineer?

2. Do you have a rope?

3. Do you have all required gear?

4. Do you have a preference for who you want to be on a rope team with?

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Participant Information

This is not a course. This is a practice session for intermediate level mountaineers to prepare for the season. We will assist each other but will not have time to teach new skills. Only those with previous training will be moved to the confirmed list.

This is day 2 of a 2 day practice (link to day 1 here), but won't be an overnight trip. You can sign up to each day individually but preference will be given to those who sign up for both days. You are encouraged to work together with partners you plan to mountaineer with this season.


Day 2 Schedule

We'll meet up for an early start, and walk the roughly 4km Evan's Valley trail until we reach snow. We'll rope up and then picket to the summit of Alouette Mountain by way of Fly's Gully. Expect 45 degree snow at the steepest. Once we've summited (by noon) we'll return via the Evan's Peak trail, with an optional side trip up Evan's Peak for those inclined.

Gear List

Standard mountaineering setup, including:
Mountaineering Boots
Ice Axe (General Mountaineering)
Ice Screws (optional)
Warm layers, outer shell, gloves, sunglasses etc
Avalanche safety gear

Note: This trip is dependent on conditions. We will only go if there is a stable snowpack. As this is a practice session, our risk tolerance will be set to low.

Trip Photos
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