The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

CANCELLED Spearhead Traverse - Fri, Apr 3 2015, Sat, Apr 4 2015, Sun, Apr 5 2015

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The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Whistler backcountry.
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 3 2015, Sat, Apr 4 2015, Sun, Apr 5 2015  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 31 2015 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2 nights, 3 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Manouane Deschenes
Alex Pross
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Member Cost:$56.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

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: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Start from Blackcomb backcountry gate. First night near Ripsaw Gl. Second night near Overlord Gl, or Russet Lk hut. Return through Whistler mountain or Singing pass. I would like to have someone join me to lead, with experience on the traverse or very good navigation skills. This trip will be weather dependent, and pushed back to following week end or perhaps the one after that if necessary.

Required Items to Bring:
Ski or split board backcountry equipment. Glacier travel equipment, tent, food, headlamp, first aid, spot or sat phone (borrow from Club?). Will resubmit a more extensive list when closer to date.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at Guest services on Whistler Mountain as early as possible, will access through Showcase tbars.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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I would like to meet before hand, perhaps in one of my other tours.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$56.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$56.00/Person
Cost Includes:Backcountry lift ticket.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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