The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Ski touring in Blackcomb Backcountry - Tue, Dec 6 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:Blackcomb backcountry
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 6 2016  8:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 6 2016 6:00:00 AM
Event Duration:8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Manouane Deschenes
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Member Cost:None

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

We will meet at the Excalibur Gondola at 8:30am. People getting a backcountry ticket will have to grab tickets at the Whistler Base guest services on their own time. We will meet at the Gondola (Excalibur). The backcountry access will be the Excalibur Gondola,Glacier Express and hoofing it to the Blackcomb Glacier and then to the East Col. I am not 100% sure it is allowed to skin up to the glacier, will let you know tomorrow night if we will be simply going down to the 7th Heaven cat track.

Required Items to Bring:
Back, skins, skis, transceiver, probe, shovel and food. We will have between us one bivvy bag, one biggish medical kit. If you have locators or sat phone, bring them. Bring a map and compass (will probably not be needed but should be part of kit).
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sling/webbing and a couple of locking biners.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:GTS

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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