The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Shiverfest: Alpine Training on the Chief - Fri, Aug 25 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location:Stawamus Chief, Squamish
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 25 2017  2:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 25 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:One Night
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Brian Messer
Raz Peel
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 26 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Have you had to spend a night outside without a tent? If not, here is your chance to try. Come bivvy near the third peak of the chief with the most excellent company (ACC/VOC), and then join us for breakfast early on Saturday morning. The VOC are celebrating 100 years of their club pretty soon, and this joint event will help kick of a week of celebrations for them.

We'll meet at 7:00pm on Friday, hike up the backside trail to Slahney, and then traverse the to third peak to setup camp for the night.

Rules & Logistics
  • No tents.
  • No backpacks allowed (get creative).
  • You need at least one hand available for scrambling up the via-ferrata.
  • We'll need to shuttle cars - details TBA but vehicle logistics with be arranged closer to the time.
  • We'll hike down for breakfast at first-light. Food will be provided by the club, but we'll be asking for a small donation towards parks for anyone that can afford to do so.
  • Group camping strategies are acceptable and encouraged, but we won't help facilitate the discussions on who who gets to be the "middle sandwich layer" or "big spoon". Make some friends and make it happen!
  • We will have a backpack with first/aid supplies and extra gear, food & water stashed away nearby. If hits midnight and you realize you made a big mistake, we can likely help (and worst case scenario it's an easy one hour hike down), but there is an onus on you to attempt to stick it out!!
  • There will definitely be hot chocolate at night and dessert in the morning for anyone that manages to bring a musical instrument (you also have to be able to play it though).
  • There is a prize for the most creative bivvy.

Email Brian with your questions about this event or just about cuddling in general after August 6th (he's currently in the mountains).

LNT Ethics, so anything you bring with has to be packed out and we'll have some wag-bags handy if you just can't wait.

Looking forward to memorable night, hope you can make it!

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