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Baker Backcountry Beginner Friendly - Sat, Feb 23 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.
|Event Location:||Mt Baker Ski Area|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 23 2019
8:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Feb 22 2019 12:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||1 day|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
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)
|Head to Swift Creek not far from Mt Baker ski area parking lot and do
some open tree skiing in mellow terrain. Work on your skinning and
skiing, dig a pit, and have a good time. This is still uncontrolled
backcountry terrain that has avalanche potential, and we will treat it
If we start skinning by 830AM we should be back to the parking lot
no later than 4PM. The idea is to get as many laps around swift creek
as possible with lots of changeovers and opportunity to hone some
NOTE: Please answer these questions when signing up:
1) When did you take AST1
2) How many days in the backcountry have you had in your life and
3) What is the longest tour you have been on?
4) What is your level of skiing in terms of runs (blue, black, double
|Required Items to Bring:|
Avalanche gear (shovel, probe, beacon), first aid kit, food, water,
headlamp, ski touring or split board, skins, poles, layers, two pairs of
gloves, helmet and goggles, sunglasses
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
compass, maps, gps, cell phone, two way radio (blister pack or dual
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||300Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $75.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Tuesday, July 23, 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.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!