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Trip Information
Name: Locomotive-Faceless loop
Starts: Sun May 26, 2019
Meetup: 5.30AM @ St Davis Church parking lot
Return: Sun May 26, 2019

Registration opens: Thu May 16, 2019
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Michael Deacon
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Please confirm that you have crevasses rescue gear and the training required!

How many people can you drive on the Hurley FSR(AWD and winter tires/chains are mandatory)

Confirm that you are ok with either Sat or Sunday departure.

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Participant Information

An amazing loop that uses Hurley FSR(it will be open by then) to access an incredibly beautiful glaciated area: glacier travel gear is mandatory!

From the Hurley Rd, will access the Locomotive peak area, then continue along the ridge towards Tender and Caboose peaks. Lastly will reach the Faceless peak area from where will drop down over the Train glacier to loop back to our uptrack at 1700m: a beautiful 3.5km long run( fingers crossed for good weather/visibility!).

Latest reports call for 4-5ft of snow at the trailhead, so no bootpacking here but probably some challenging terrain through the trees.

Please be considerate and do NOT sign up unless you are 100% committed for the trip and you are at least an intermediate skier(can do black runs in any conditions, including trees) in the Backcountry. If in doubt about your capabilities send me a message and we can talk about it:) 

Will be moving at moderate-fast pace, so if you are a slow skier this trip might not be for you.

 

Distance: 18 km
Elevation Gain: 1600m
Summit area  2450m
Estimated Time: 8-10hrs

 

MUST have :

AST1 training
Shovel, probe and avi beacon
Ski crampons and Ice Axe

Glacier travel gear: rope(shared between the group),harness, binners,auto-blocking device,etc
Food and water for the whole day
First aid kit!
Ski Helmet

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Michael Deacon Grade: A2 Start: Sun 27 Dec '20
M:3, C:3, W:0
No comment...a classic local short trip.
Michael Deacon Grade: B2 Start: Sat 7 Nov '20
M:5, C:5, W:0
Part of the "must-do-every-year" hiking list:)
Michael Deacon Grade: B3 Start: Sat 12 Sep '20
M:4, C:3, W:0
An amazing area that deserves more recognition
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