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Trip Information
Name: Bombtram (changed from Rainbow)
Starts: Sun Jan 19, 2020
Meetup: North Grandview Hwy and Penticton Street at 5:50am
Return: Sun Jan 19, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Jan 14, 2020
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Paul Schrimpf
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Can you drive? How many passengers can you take?

Are in interested in the steep descent to Iceberg Lake? Do you have and know how to use crevasse rescue gear?

If we haven't skied together before:

What Avalanche training have you taken? How recently have you practiced?

What are some recent ski tours that you've been on?

What ski tours of similar or greater length and elevation gain have you done?

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Participant Information

In hopes of more stable snow and drier weather, we'll go to the Coquihalla instead. Possibly Bombtram.

We will ascend Rainbow Mt from the SE via the Skywalk South trail.

Map. It is 1602m elevation gain and 11km to the summit.

If conditions are favorable, we can consider descending by skiing from the summit down to Iceberg Lake. This involves skiing down a glacier onto a very steep, cliffy face, and would push the technical difficulty up to 4. If we want to take this option, we should carry crevasse rescue gear. We will discuss in the planning forum.

Alternatively, we can descend back down the ridge, or partially down the ridge and then into 19 mile creek.

Conditions at lower elevations in the forest are likely to be marginal and the skinning and skiing could be challenging.

 

Gear required: Avalanche gear (transceiver, probe, shovel), AT, tele, or splitboard equipment, headlamp.

Welcome additional gear: GPS, PLB, camera, first aid kit, radios.

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