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Trip Information
Name: Sootip Peak
Starts: Sun Jun 21, 2020
Meetup: Soo River FSR (TBD)
Return: Sun Jun 21, 2020

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

Organizer: michael deacon
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Please confirm that you have read the BCMC COVID guidelines:

https://bcmc.ca/bcmc/files/BCMCCovidPhase2Guidelines.pdf

2.Please take the self-assessment test and send the results to the organizer (if you answered YES, to any of the questions, please DO NOT JOIN the trip!!!):

https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

3. Please confirm you understand there will be not stopping for gas/food/water all the way to the trailhead. Plan ahead!

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Participant Information

This trip is weather dependent: it could change to Sunday!

A hidden gem in the Soo river area: the views from the ridge are mind blowing and is almost guarantee to be the only ones around there:)

The plan is to access the alpine area via the Soo River FSR, which gives us easy access to a nice easy going wide ridge towards Sootip Peak.

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 you never skied with me, you must contact me before signing up!

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

We are going to use an FSR to access the alpine, so the actual distance will vary as to how high we can drive: a good 4x4 is required for this FSR. For the last 2-3KM on the FSR, will carry the gear in one of the 4x4 cars to the trailhead. There is no carpooling with the exception of members of the same household, or people within exclusive “social bubbles”.

 

Distance: 12km
Elevation Gain: 900m
Summit area 2054m
Estimated Time: 5-6hrs

MUST have :

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

 

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