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Alpine Club of Canada
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ACC Trip Waiver
Rescheduled - Spearhead Traverse - Fri, Apr 21 2017, Fri, Apr 21 2017, Sat, Apr 22 2017, Sun, Apr 23 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, Apr 21 2017, Fri, Apr 21 2017, Sat, Apr 22 2017, Sun, Apr 23 2017
8:00 AM (Carpool Departure: N/A *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Apr 21 2017 1:00:00 AM
|Event Duration:||3 Days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Very Difficult|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
|Member Cost:||$60.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
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)
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER.
This will be the standard Spearhead traverse
route over three days (weather cooperating)
Blackcomb to Whistler.
Due to the nature of the area, this trip will
be postponed if avalanche and/or weather
conditions do not look reasonable.
Participants will be pre-screened based on
their prior trips with the club and myself and
will be finalized in mid-February.
Participants are expected to have glacier
travel training, winter camping experience, and
at least the equivalent training of AST-1.
This is not a beginner or intermediate trip.
You must be comfortable skiing steep runs with
a heavy pack.
First camp will is planned to be near Pattison
with the second camp on Naden. There is a
possibility of staying the second night at
Russet Hut as we did last year. If not, the
third day we will get up early and ski out on
the regular Whirlwind Fissile Col. |
|Required Items to Bring:|
Shared items: tent(s), stoves, fuel, cooking
supplies, food, rope, first aid kit(s)
Personal Items: skis or splitboard, skins,
beacon, probe, shovel, glacier travel gear,
sleeping bag, pad, clothes, headlamp, food,
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||0Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
BEFORE signing up for the trip, interested
participants must make themselves knowledgeable
of the route and what is involved. Route
finding will be crucial for the success of the
trip and all participants are expected to
I have done this trip once before, although my
memory of the trip is a little foggy due to a
concussion near the end of the trip. |
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||Whistler backcountry ticket|
|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.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!