The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Needle Peak scramble - Sat, Aug 27 2016

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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:Scramble
Event Location:Needle Peak (Coquihalla)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 27 2016  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 25 2016 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:12 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Darren Freeman
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Depart carpool location @ 8:30am Arrive trailhead @ 10:30am Hike 4-6 hrs (return) Depart trailhead 5:00pm (at the latest) Arrive back at carpool location 7-9pm at the latest (depending if group wants to stop for dinner or not)

Required Items to Bring:
North Shore Rescue 10 essentials, appropriate hiking footwear, lunch/snacks, money for driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking sticks, sun tan location, sunglasses, camera, plenty of water (trail can be bone dry in August), adventurous spirit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To Trailhead: take Hwy 5 (Coquihalla) to Exit 217 (Zopkios Ridge Rest Area) which is approx. 3 km east of the Great Bear snow shed and a similiar distance before the old tollbooth area at the Coquihalla summit. The eastbound exit is easily missed as you crest the hill. Take exit road to junction where, if you turn left it goes under the highway. Don't turn left - turn RIGHT and follow the road up to the maintenance shed. Parking area is past the maintenace shed on a pipeline right of way area and so is the trailhead (look for signage at the west end after crossing a small creek.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):390Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $97.50 (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.

Pace will be moderate, with lots of time for pictures and soaking up the views. Hike is weather dependent - while it's unlikely in late August, rain can make the summit block dangerous to summit. A go/no-go decision will be made 3-4 days beforehand. If time permits and the group is willing, we can also summit nearby FlatIron peak (easy). Route description can be found here: and in Matt Gunn's Scrambles in Southwest BC book, page 288
- 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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