The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mt Sproatt - Sun, Apr 21 2013

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Mt Sproatt (Callaghan area by Whistler)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 21 2013  6:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 20 2013 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:all day
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Eva Nagyova
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

In case you don't have plans for Sunday yet and would like to go on a relatively easy ski trip, here's a last-minute offer:

Mt Sproatt (1830m) might often get overlooked as it looks like an “insignificant bump” in the shadow of a much more prominent Rainbow Mountain right across the valley but it is a worth-while destination - pleasant rolling subalpine and alpine terrain leading to a gentle summit with great views of Blackcomb, Whistler, Rainbow and other mountains. Although it could be suitable for beginners, the almost 1200m elevation gain does require a decent fitness level and there is a short steep narrow tricky section in the forest that may require some agility :-)
Total distance: 16km
Elevation gain: 1160m
Total ski time: 6-8hrs
Leave Vancouver: 6:30am
Leave trailhead: 9:00am
Back by cars: 5:00pm at the very latest - we'll most likely be down by 4:00pm, if not even earlier...
Back in Vancouver: 6:00 – 7:00pm (depending on whether we stop in Squamish for dinner – group decision..)

Because this is a last-minute super-short-notice posting, if you're interested please send me an email ASAP ( where you answer the following:
1. When did you last do an AST-related training/practice? How competent do feel in avalanche prevention and rescue?
2. What's your fitness and ski level?
3. Do you have a vehicle and, if needed, are you willing to drive and offer a ride to others? If so, how many people (including yourself) AND gear are you willing to take?
4. Where will you be coming from? Can you get to the meeting/carpool location or will you need a ride?
5. What's your phone number you can be reached at?
6. What's the name and phone number of your emergency contact?

Required Items to Bring:
transceiver, probe, shovel AND the ability to use them efficiently!!!
ski gear and suitable clothing
sufficient amount of food and drink for the day
eye protection (goggles/sunglasses)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $70.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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