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Trip Information
Name: Metal Dome from Callaghan Valley
Starts: Sat Feb 22, 2020
Meetup: 6.00AM @ St Davis Church parking lot
Return: Sat Feb 22, 2020

Registration opens: Sat Feb 15, 2020
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: michael deacon
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Trip Planning Questions

How many people can you drive (winter tires are mandatory)?

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Participant Information

The trip might change to Saturday, based on the weather forecast!

The plan is to use the lower route starting from the Callaghan Rd into the alpine area then will decide on the final destination: some amazing alpine terrain is up there!

There is about 4km long slog on a logging road, then we hit the nicely spaced forest with quite interesting micro-terrain features.In about 2h from the car we will be right at the start of the alpine from where another 2h can bring us to the top of some amazing runs!

 

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. Most likely based on the long-term forecast, some heavy trailbraking will be required by everyone in the group- no exceptions. If in doubt about your capabilities send me a message and we can talk about it:) 

Will be moving at a moderate-fast pace. Not for slow people, sorry.

 

Distance: 18km
Elevation Gain: 1200m or so
Summit area 2000m
Estimated Time: 6-8hrs

 

MUST have :

  • AST1 training
  • Shovel, probe and avi beacon
  • Food and water for the whole day
  • First aid kit!
  • Ski Helmet
  • Headlamp with spare batteries

 

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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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