The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Blackcomb Buttress - Sat, Jul 6 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:Mountaineering
Event Location:Blackcomb Mtn
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 6 2013  12:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 4 2013 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:overnight..&..5 - 8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 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: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Meet at St Davids Parking lot West Van for noon departure (Saturday July 6). to Blackcomb....Ride Gondola (chair) to Rendezvous Station...hike (1 1/2 hours) to Blackcomb Lake...set up camp, have dinner spend the night....
Sunday morning:-.hike (ice axe & crampons) up to base of ridge Climb:-.6 - 8 pitches 4th & low fifth class (3 – 4 hours). Descend:- DOA Gulley to Blackcomb lake.(1 ½ hours) ..Pack up gear & hike to Rendezvous (1 ½ hours) for chairlift ride down the mountain......
Follow the link below to check out Section member Amber McMinn’s trip report of her climb….
Ambers Bomber Blackcomb Buttress trip

Required Items to Bring:

Car fare….(about $20 for this trip) see club guidelines regarding Vehicle Expense
Vehicle Expense Guidelines
Blackcomb Pass about $50 (price varies) visit Blackcomb Day Passes

Participants will be screened
Should be reasonably fit,
Experienced & comfortable on 4th & low 5th class terrain and know your knots, & rope work (belaying & rappelling).
Have your own climbing gear, rope, helmet, harness, a few spare slings of varying lengths & locking biners & personal self rescue kit…ice axe & crampons (for early morning ascent of snow fields)
Overnight gear...bivi sack & sleeping bag or tent stove

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Buy your Whistler Blackcomb Pass (online and in 2 days advance) and save $2 and get your second day for free….(nice for this overnight trip )Blackcomb Day Passes
Sunscreen, FRS radio, hiking poles if desired


If sufficient interest..(to join us for a Sunday only day trip to Blackcomb Buttress)
...We can set up an additional one day (Sunday) event....for those Speedo types who think they can get to Blackcomb to ride the first lift up @ 9:45..up ...hike over to the base of the Buttress (2 ½ Hours) do the climb (about 3-4 hours) & get back to the Rendezvous Station for the last ride down @ 5:15.....
- 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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