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Name: Pebble/North Creek One Week Scrambling Camp (Option 2)
Starts: Sat Jul 11, 2020
Meetup: TBD
Return: Sat Jul 18, 2020

Registration opens: Wed Jun 17, 2020
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Dave Percival
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Trip Planning Questions

1) What is your mountaineering experience? Are you more of a scrambler or technical climber? What are some examples of trips that you have done that exemplify your fitness and technical abilities?

2) Do you have a rope or any other climbing equipment, if so what kind of rope and gear?

3) What are your expectations for the trip?

4) Can you drive, if so, how many can you take? What type of vehicle? (4WD or 2WD)

5) Do you plan on climbing or tenting with anyone else in the group that you know? If so who?

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Participant Information

This trip is more suited to those who prefer to scramble (up to class 3), although participants may tackle technical climbs such as Thiassi, Sampson and Delilah. Several objectives, as well as the hike to North Creek, involve simple glacier travel. 

We will fly directly to Pebble Creek and set up camp in the meadow near the cabin for four nights.  There are a number of day trips including Thiassi, Pebble, FASP and non-technical peaks to the West of the cabin, as well as ridge walks above the cabin.  On Wednesday we will hike over to camp near the North Creek cabin and spend 2 days there (with a food drop) where we have access to Sessel, Sampson, Delilah and non-technical Sugas. We would then hike out the North Ck. trail on Saturday (4 hrs).

With food drops at Pebble Creek and North Creek, you will just need to carry your camping equipment, clothing etc and a lunch between the two cabins.

While this is not intended to be a course, we will review (and possibly practice) some of the basic mountaineering skills as needed. We will be on steep meadows and moraines, scree, glaciers, bush, and some trails, so this is not a place for light hikers or running shoes. You will need robust hiking boots that can keep your feet dry after a day on snow and gaiters to keep the snow out.  You should try out your harnesses and crampons to make sure everything fits, and brush up on crevasse rescue, basic knots, tying into a rope for glacier travel and doing an ice axe self-arrest.  Microspikes will suffice for simple glacier travel if you don’t have crampons.  

The cost for this trip would be in the $500 range. This will cover the cost of the helicopter transportation and food drop at North Creek.  Participants will provide their own food and equipment.  The cost could go up or down a bit depending on weather and the number of people in the machine.  The full amount must be paid once you have been accepted on the trip (e-transfer to Brian, bsheffield50@gmail.com).  In the event that you have to cancel after having paid, a refund can only be provided if you can fill your spot with someone who is not already registered for the trip.  If for some reason we have to cancel the trip, full refunds will be provided.

Needless to say, it will be imperative that everyone be healthy and not have been in contact with anyone who is known or suspected of carrying COVID – 19.  Prior to coming on this trip, you will need to sign various waivers with Blackcomb Helicopters and ensure that you wear a mask while in the machine.  The group will be meeting at the Pemberton airport at 9:00 am July 11 for a briefing by Blackcomb Helicopters.

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