The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
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
Event Leader(s): Alan Mijinke
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Member Cost:$60.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
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)

postimage RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. This will be the standard Spearhead traverse route over three days (weather cooperating) from 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, compass
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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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 contribute. 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:
Member Cost:$60.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$60.00/Person
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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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