The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Spearhead Traverse - Fri, Jan 25 2019

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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
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jan 25 2019  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 24 2019 11:50:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days (Fri-Sun)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Jonathan Rosen
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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: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


2 or 3 day ski trip in the spearhead range from Blackcomb to Whistler. 3 days is (Fri-Sun), or if anyone is interested in 2 days that would work too (Sat-Sun). Can do the traverse, or just camp and ski more around Tremor/Shudder/Shatter Glaciers.

This is a trip for intermediate and advanced BC skiers only. You should be able to ski black runs under any type of conditions and have good fitness to maintain a steady pace the whole trip, as well as have experience with ski- camping and glacier travel.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Skis or Splitboard and skins
  • Shovel, probe and avi beacon and AST1 or equivalent
  • Camping gear
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Harness/Prussiks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Helmet
  • First Aid Kit
  • Iceaxe/Crampons
  • Rope/Pulley

- 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!

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