The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Misty Icefield Traverse - Sat, Apr 8 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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Misty Icefield Traverse
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 8 2017  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 1 2017 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 weeks (pls read description)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Very Difficult
Event Leader(s): Marcus Tomlinson
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Member Cost:$250.00/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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Please read the complete description before signing up.

An 8 day, self-supported trip to complete the Misty Icefield Traverse with opportunities for skiing and side trips. Note that I entered 2 weeks on the calendar to allow a lot of flexibility to get a good weather window for the second and third week of April. I would like to keep the group no larger than 6 people, and possibly 4 people, which would greatly simplify the car-shuttle. Ski objectives may include Green Mantle, Mt Pitt, Snowcap, Stave Pk, and Old Pierre.

I have done some preliminary planning, including reading TRs, studying the route and enquiring about the ferry service on Pitt Lake; however, there is still a lot to organize. In addition to meeting all of the other requirements for this trip, please only sign up if you are willing and able to attend pre-trip meetings (likely more than one), potentially volunteer to drive for the car shuttle (about 500km round trip from Vancouver) and help organize logistics including back-up plans where possible.

All participants are expected to have: a good attitude, ability to ski double black runs with a heavy pack, above average fitness for as much as 8 days and 70+kms of touring and skiing, AST 1 equivalent or better, glacier training, winter camping skills, prior experience on multi-day trips. Participants will be screened; please send an email to me describing your experience.

Further, all participants are expected to join a crevasse rescue practice day. This may mean sacrificing a ski/ biking/ hiking/ climbing day in the spring. Please consider this part of the trip.

For a trip of this length and complexity, skiing together beforehand is a requirement. If we have not skied together before, please sign-up for one of my day trips on the calendar or we can try to arrange something privately.

Required Items to Bring:
Avi, glacier, overnight, touring, navigation gear. Ski crampons. Shared tents and stoves. Food and fuel for 8 days plus a reserve.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:tbd

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Member Cost:$250.00/Person
Cost Includes:Estimate per person for carpooling (@25 cents/ km), water taxi. It will likely be less than this but I do not want anyone to think of this as a low-cost trip. Does not include food.
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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