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Trip Information
Name: Birkenhead and shoulders
Starts: Sat Jul 10, 2021
Meetup: St. Davids church 7 AM Saturday
Return: Sat Jul 10, 2021

Registration opens: Wed Jul 07, 2021
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Dean Chamberland
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

- What's your transport situation? Have a 4x4 ?

-If we haven't been out together before, please share some similar recent trips. If we have been out in the hills together before, to thank you for putting up with me, skip this question.

- Car camp the Friday night?

- Is a hotdog a sandwich? Why or why not?

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Participant Information

Tried this last week but could not procure a 4x4. Trip only proceeds if we're fortunate to have one this time around.

Expect a 5-6 hr trip  

Gain: ~1575m

Kms: ~13 (round)

Summit: 2506 m

More info can be found in the Scrambles book or on the world wide web. Mostly hiking except for a couple of Class 3 steps. No plans to go on the glacier, so leave that gear at home unless you want to explore further. 

Looking at the forecast, I not sure crampons will do much, and an ice axe might also be only valuable for summit photos. That said, perhaps bring the above as many slopes will be steep. A brain bucket however is something I always recommend.  

There's a great pictorial report (October) here: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/43474-beginner-partial-access-guide-birkenhead-peak.html 

If joining, please ensure you're prepared and equipped with the right knowledge and gear to complete the trip. 

Car camping the Friday night is an option. 

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