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Trip Information
Name: Elsay and Runner
Starts: Sat Jun 24, 2023
Return: Sat Jun 24, 2023

Registration opens: Thu Jun 01, 2023
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Bill Maurer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Navigation method? (gps, phone-gps, map, other)

Make and model of car?

How many can you drive or do you require a lift?

Are you carrying a cell phone?

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Participant Information

We'll meet at the North Van Superstore, next to the Gas Bar and drive there, solo or carpool based on participant preference.

This is an out and back starting at the Seymour parking lot. We'll head straight to Runner following the trail around the west side of Seymour. From there we'll continue on to Elsay.

I'm not sure what the snow conditions are like up there so I'm recommending people to bring ice axe and crampons. There is lots of snow up high. It's still relatively early in the season and the slopes on the west side of Seymour and Runner are steep. This is mostly a hike but there is scrambling involved to get to the top of Runner. Those that don't feel comfortable with that can wait for the group at the bottom.

Please note: This is a fast paced day trip requiring a high level of fitness. You must be able to independently navigate in the mountains. I have posted a GPS track of our planned route.

Distance: 23 km
Elevation Gain: 900 m
Summit: 1419 m
Estimated Time: 8 hrs


I'll be posting final trip conditions and info within 24 hours of the trip start. If you have special ride requirements please post them in the Planning Forum.

Please ensure the phone number on your BCMC profile matches the number of the cell phone you will be carrying with you.

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