The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Unnecessary South Peak - Wed, Jan 3 2018

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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:Snowshoeing
Event Location:North Shore
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jan 3 2018  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 2 2017 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~6-8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Serguei Okountsev
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 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: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Will practice Alpine Walk technique. 

Route Statistics 
Route: HSCT South 
Distance: 15 km 
Start Elevation: 915 m 
Summit Elevation: 1,530 m 
Elevation Gain: 1,500 m 

Required Items to Bring:
  • Snowshoes 
  • Microspikes 
  • Avalanche beacon, snowshovel , probe
  • Cell phone (charged 100%) 
  • Headlamp 
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Helmet (to protect from snow falling from the trees) 
  • PLB 
  • GPS loaded with area map 
  • 2-way radio

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info


We don't hike in these condtions:

  • forecasted P.O.P. (weat exceeds 30%
  • avalanche danger at tree line is not "low"

These are beyond trip organizer's control - short notice cancellations are quite possible and do occur.

Be sure to check SPAM folder for important messages regarding this event.


  • previously hiked similar elevation gains and distances
  • posession of all required equipment and knowledge how to use them



- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Very sorry, but members with history of bailing or no-shows in the past 12 months can't attend this session.

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