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Marriott Basin / Wendy Thompson Hut - Mon, Jan 16 2012, Tue, Jan 17 2012, Wed, Jan 18 2012

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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:Marriott Basin Duffey Lake area
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 16 2012, Tue, Jan 17 2012, Wed, Jan 18 2012  7:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 13 2012 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Leave Vancouver Monday morning drive to WT Hut Trail Head. 3 -5 hour ski tour in. Trail should be broken by party exiting from hut Monday morning. Monday night at hut. Tuesday ski moderate terrain in area. Tuesday night at hut. Wednesday ski out & home Overnight Hut fees of $20 must be paid to Rob on registration. Participants must also be prepared to share car pooling costs ($25-$40)

Required Items to Bring:
complete winter avi kit a must (beacons shovel, probes) ski or snowshoes welecome. overnight sleeping gear. headlamps etc. lunch-dinner breakfast-lunch-dinner -breakfast-lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Pay Hut fees in advance & Cash for Carpooling ($25 - $40)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:BC HIGHWAYS webcam for Wendy Thompson Hut Trailhead Winter Parking can be viewed here. BC HIGHWAYS current conditions remote weather station for Cayoosh Summit (less than two kms from trailhead at same elevation) can be monitored here.

Notes:
CANCELLATION POLICY WINTER SEASON 2011/2012. The following information has been provided to assist folks in planning their trips to the Wendy Thompson Hut. Please read it carefully before making a booking for the hut. Note that the route to the Wendy Thompson Hut, from trailhead on HWY 99N to the hut, is rated as ATES (Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale) CHALLENGING. This means that winter travellers, using the most moderate terrain in the valley bottom and NORMAL CAUTION should be able to navigate to the hut and avoid most avalanche danger when danger is rated MODERATE or lower. When avalanche danger at any level is rated CONSIDERABLE, travellers must be able to exercise EXTRA CAUTION while navigating to the hut. The appropriate Avalanche Bulletin to check is the Canadian Avalanche Centre's South Coast (Duffey Lake) Bulletin. The appropriate bulletin is found here during the forecast season. For the approach to the hut, check the BTL,TL, and ALP rating. While all travel is below treeline, it is always important to know the ratings in the elevations above your travel route because of the CHALLENGING avalanche terrain exposure scale. There can also be appropriate snowpack information on this thread at TelemarkTips.com. Therefore, parties intending to travel to the hut should be prepared to routefind and exercise normal to extra caution in getting to the Wendy Thompson Hut. If the avalanche danger, rated by the CAC for Duffey Lake, rises to HIGH or EXTREME at any elevation, we will understand a party's wish to cancel a trip, but would appreciate notice as early as possible of the group's decision to cancel
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost Includes:IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING HUT FEES HUT FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE TO ROB $20 PAYABLE TO ACC-VANCOUVER SECTION MAILED TO ACC-VANCOUVER C/O ROB BRUSSE 1787 DRUMMOND DRIVE VANCOUVER BC V6T 1B7 NO PAY NO LAUNDRY

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!




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