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Rescheduled Spearhead Traverse Skiing steeps and cool lines - Fri, Mar 31 2017, Sat, Mar 25 2017, Sun, Mar 26 2017, Sat, Apr 1 2017, Sun, Apr 2 2017
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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.
|Event Location:||Whistler BC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Mar 31 2017, Sat, Mar 25 2017, Sun, Mar 26 2017, Sat, Apr 1 2017, Sun, Apr 2 2017
|Registration Cut Off:
Wed, Mar 1 2017 9:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||3 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Very Difficult|
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|We will meet in the overnight parking lot, and
proceed to go up Blackcomb. Once the alpine
opens, we will go up
the Glacier Chair and t bar on Blackcomb and
access the back country via a good ski slope.
We will set up camp near Pattison and ski the
interesting slopes around camp. Next day we
will ski around Mac Beth and Naden and camp on
The third day we will get up early and ski out
on the regular Whirlwind Fissile Col.
Things can change we can discuss camp sites and
interesting slopes to ski as a group.|
|Required Items to Bring:|
camping gear and food for 3 hard days. Light
weight mountaineering harness, crevasse rescue
gear and a 30 m rope per group of 3. Summit
pack with enough space for avi gear, food and
water and a warm
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
good winter gear and solid tent. Sun protection
colthing and cream. Easy to eat food like gels and
|How to Get There:|
AST 1 or higher required, Glacier travel
Skiers only, able to ski 45 to 50 ' slopes.
Please practice on Whistler, we will organize a
few steeps skiing days throughout the season.
Note I favour a 50/50 ratio of males to females
in my trips and I also want to focus on being a
group. Connecting and socializing interest is
I also would prefer to take people who have not
yet come with me on the Spearhead, to offer a
chance to people left out last year.|
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!