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Mt Adams..........12,276 ft (3742 m) - Fri, Jun 3 2016, Sat, Jun 4 2016, Sun, Jun 5 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:Skiing
Event Location:Mt Adams
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 3 2016, Sat, Jun 4 2016, Sun, Jun 5 2016  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 2 2016 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days 2 nights
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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

Registration opens 10pm May 20th

OVERVIEW

MOUNT ADAMS
is the second highest peak in Washington State and the third highest in the Cascade Range. It is a broad volcanic massif which towers above the surrounding hills about 30 miles north of the Columbia River. The summit is covered by a large icecap, and over a dozen glaciers pour down its flanks, most via massive and treacherous icefalls. However, the South Rib (Suksdorf Ridge) route is crevasse-free, providing one of the easier climbing routes and nicest ski runs on any of the northern Cascade volcanoes. It has over 7000 ft (2100 m) of skiable vertical in the spring, including a near-perfect 30-degree pitch for over 2500 ft (800 m) below the false summit.

ITINERARY

Friday (6 pm) Drive to Trout Lake Ranger Station (7 + hours).
Complete Climber Registration & acquire Cascade Volcano pass (US $ 15 per person)
Drive to Mt Adams Cold Springs Campsite, South Ridge trail head (#183)....hit the sack....2 am
Saturday mid morning (about 10 am) ascend (3-4 hours) to "the Lunch Counter" about 9,000 ft
Early to bed for Sunday 4 am start
Ascend on ski's to Mt Adams Summit (estimate 3-4 hrs to summit 1-2 hrs return)
Between 10 & 11 am ... start 7 hour drive home.


Required Items to Bring:
breakfasts lunches & dinner, overnight gear; sleeping bag, tent or bivi sac, cook kit, avi kit, ski touring kit, ski crampons, , ice axe, helmet, headlamps,
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
caffeine

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Click for Mt Adams weather conditions update

Click for Mt Adams Ski-Tour Description


Notes:
- 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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