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Trip Information
Name: The Tolkiens trip
Starts: Fri Jul 31, 2020
Meetup: tbd
Return: Mon Aug 03, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Jul 14, 2020
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
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:


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


3.Please confirm that you've done similar trips and have all the gear required.

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Participant Information

Phelix Creek is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of BC. During our 3-4 days expect hiking along ridges, scrambling some amazing peaks and eating berries:)

This is an ADVANCED trip requiring significant fitness & experience to scramble the Tolkiens group, so it cannot be your first/second scramble trip.

Please note that I am NOT a peak-bagger: if the trail leading to the actual peak has too much exposure, I will pull back very fast, without second thoughts. If you are one of those people that MUST reach the peak by any means, please do not sign up: consider organizing your own trip with like-minded people.

If you never hiked with me, please contact me BEFORE signing up.

Rough(it might change, based on group preferences!) Itinerary:

Day 1(Friday) - Drive to TH(leave Vancouver after Lunch, or around 2PM max!); Backpack to Brian Waddington Hut area (will camp nearby);

Day 2(Saturday) - Climb Mount Gandalf and Mount Aragorn

Day 3(Sunday) - Climb Shadowfax and maybe some other ridges nearby

Day 4(Monday) - Relax exploring some other lakes in the area; Backpack down to the car and drive home


It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary skills, experience, fitness, appropriate equipment, and insurance coverage.

Be prepared for sun, rain, and chilly nights. Participants must bring clothing and gear appropriate for such conditions in order to avoid hypothermia.

Additional hazards include: ankle and other injuries from hiking on uneven and slippery terrain, mosquitoes, grizzly & black bears.

It is the responsibility of everyone on the event to do their own research and come prepared. Do not expect the organizer to know everything about the hikes!

Gear required:


-hiking poles

-camping equipment

-water filtration system

-bear spray

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