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Trip Information
Name: Sky Pilot - Overnight
Starts: Fri Jun 18, 2021
Meetup: Climb-On; 5:45pm
Return: Sat Jun 19, 2021

Registration opens: Sun Jun 13, 2021
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Tristan Allan
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Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you read, and agree to comply to the COVID Guidelines published by BCMC?

2. Confirm you have completed the COVID 19 Assessment ( ​BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire​) - and have answered "NO" to all questions?

3. Describe your backcountry hiking, scrambling and camping experience. Have you completed any recent, strenuous hikes or scrambles? Which ones? What is your typical Grouse Grind time?

5. Are you comfortable setting up a rappel? Describe the key steps to me?

6. How do you self-arrest with an ice axe? Describe the key steps to me?

7. Do you have a vehicle with 4WD and decent clearance? If yes, are you willing to take other people?

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Participant Information

**This trip is subject to the weather forecast looking sunny** (which it does right now, but that can always change)

Meeting place: outside Climb-On in Squamish - leaving at 5:45pm sharp! (come early if you need to rent gear)


Friday night:

  • Drive up the Shannon Creek FSR (4x4 with okay clearance required); approx. 40 minutes
  • Start hiking in towards the Stadium Glacier (the goal is to camp at the base of the glacier)
    • Approx. 7km distance, 800 meter elevation gain; 2-3 hours
  • Set up camp, snack, imbibe, hang food and sleep


  • Revel in the sunrise - we want to get a relatively early start (so we beat the gondola crowds)
  • Hike up stadium glacier (we should not need to rope up, but spikes / crampons and axe definitely needed for steep snow slope)
  • Scramble to the summit (~400m elevation gain)
  • Return to vehicles

Mandatory Gear: Helmet, Harness, Ice Axe, Micro Spikes or Crampons (these items can be rented at Climb-On - we will check gear before we leave)

Other things you will need:


  • Good hiking boots (or mountaineering boots)
  • Backcountry camping gear - tent/bivy, sleeping bag, stove, fuel
  • Food
  • Bear hang rope (we can probably share within the group)
  • 10 essentials
  • Water purification
  • Leave no trace kit
  • Funny jokes

I will bring (weight to be distributed in the group): 50m climbing rope, anchor material, well-stocked first aid kit, InReach, Bear Spray


A 4x4 vehicle with decent clearance (e.g., Subaru Forrester, Nissan Xterra or better) is needed to drive up the Shannon FSR. Let me know if you have a suitable vehicle and if you are willing to drive other people. We will work out spots for those that don't have a vehicle.

I guess it's also possible to upload on the Gondola before 5pm Friday night and meet us up there - to be discussed.

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