The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mt Shasta (4317 m), Mt Hood & Mt Saint Halen - Thu, May 11 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Cascade Volcanoes
Date(s) & Time:Thu, May 11 2017  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 6 2017 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Very Difficult
Event Leader(s): Marco Buccheri
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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: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

CASCADE VOLCANOES SPRING SKIING Thu May 11 --> Alpine start; drive to Mt Shasta, California: 1085 km / 12:00 hours Free camp at Bunny Flat parking lot and/or horse camp/sierra club lodge. Required: 1) Climbing Permit ($20) - self issue at trail heads (not reservation required) 2) Wilderness Pass - self issue at trail head Fri May 12 --> Hike/ski to lake Helen (3182 m) high camp. Ski around the area and Camp. Bring stove, 1 or 2 dinners and camp gear. Sat May 13 --> Alpine Start (5 am) and climb Mt Shasta (4317 m) via Avalanche Gulch Total km: 18 km from trailhead Total gain: 2200 m from trailhead Notes: Apparently the longest ski run in Continental America. Hazards: No glacier travelling (no ropes); a long day. Ski Lunch on the way. Back to trailhead by 2:00 pm for more info: Sun May 14 --> Weather Option Day or Rest Day - Creator lake visit + Drive to drive to Mt Hood Timberline Lodge (The Shining Lodge) Free camp near the Timberline Lodge. Wilderness permit and registration required (free) Mon May 15 --> Alpine Start (4 am) and climb Mt Hood via south side route (standard route). Descent for a great part on ski runs Hazards: sulfuric fumes. Descent by 11 am; back to car by 1:00 pm. Ski lunch/beers. Drive back to Cougar, Washington to climb Mt Saint Halen: Climbing fee for Mt Saint Helen: 22$ to purchase online: Camp site: Trail head free Tue May 16: Alpine start 4 am and Climb Mt St Helens; Worn Flows Route; Hazards: fumes; volcanic ashes; unstable crater rims, eruptions. Total km: 19 km Total gain: 1700 m Notes: Very scenic Ski Lunch Ski descent by noon and drive back to Vancouver

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Headlamp, warm ski gear, extra pair of gloves, light crampons, light ice axe and camping gear

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):2200Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $550.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

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