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Trip Information
Name: Spearhead Traverse 3 Days 2 Nights
Starts: Fri Mar 25, 2022
Return: Sun Mar 27, 2022

Registration opens: Mon Sep 20, 2021
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

***COVID19 Guidelines Compliance:  Participants MUST read and comply with BCMC Guidelines attached in the Trip Planning Forum, confirm both at time of sign up, and day of event  - they have completed the  BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire at time of registration. ***

 Mandatory COVID 19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool : https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

Once complete, email screen shot to organizer. 

This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $552.50 + GST (regular price for non-members: $650 + GST). 

Join us on the Spearhead Traverse with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - Trip Advisor; Hall of Fame status,  beloved and trusted by BCMC members!

Course Details:

Travel and camp across 13 glaciers all above 2,000 metres. Spectacular scenery and excellent skiing! Hone your winter skills with a professional guide: glacier route finding, navigation, avalanche and hazard assessment, terrain evaluation will be practiced along the way.

Itinerary:

Day 1:

  • 8:15am: Meet your guide for conditions and weather briefing and gear check.
  • Load gondola to access the backcountry.
  • Begin the traverse with options to ski Mt. Trorey and Trory Glacier (8000 m) or Mt Pattison (8200 m) which offers a 2500m ski run.
  • Camp in the evening at a location depending on conditions and pace through the day. Camp may be on Trorey, Tremor, or Platform Glacier.

Day 2:

  • Breakfast and guide’s meeting.
  • Continue traverse with many options for descents.
  • Camp in the evening at a location depending on your touring route through the day.

Day 3:

  • Breakfast and guide’s meeting.
  • Ski up to Fissile and ski out the Singing Pass trail through to the village or enter over the Musical Bumps back to the Whistler Ski Resort over Whistler Mountain.

Gear List:

A full equipment list will be sent to you prior to this tour.

  • Touring skis / splitboard and skins
  • Poles (telescopic poles required for splitboarders)
  • Ski / snowboard boots
  • Ski Crampons
  • 45L + pack
  • Sleeping Bag + Pad
  • Tent/Tarp
  • Goggles & Helmet
  • Harness & two locking carabiners
  • Crevasse Rescue Kit (if you know how to use it, if not bring two locking carabiners)
  • Ice Axe
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Avalanche safety kit

Payment:

 

Deposit Rule: Pay only 50% of the booking cost now to reserve your spot then pay the remainder 30 days before the course/trip start date. Select the option at checkout to redeem. 

 

On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Tour Online Payment on the left side of the page where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE  using the promo code. Be sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details.

 

Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.

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