Location to be determined. Most likely Icefield parkway or HWY 93. Suggestions are welcome. Chances are, expect 16 km return with a height gain of 1000'. This trip will go ahead despite adverse weather, temperature or avalanche conditions. If avalanche conditions are deemed unsafe, the objective will change to terrain evaluation, snow study and avalanche skills practice.
This tour is open only to current members. All participants must have backcountry ski experience, be in adequate physical condition, have avalanche skills and training and have terrain evaluation skills. Please sign up, answer the questions, and then you will be moved from the waitlist to the attendee list.No cotton garments are permitted.
Mandatory gear list: Down coat, AT/ Tele skis, skins , poles, boots, goggles and helmet, beacon, probe and shovel. Only current digital beacons and real avalanche shovels will be acceptable (no plastic or multipurpose shovels). Substantial lunch along with 1.5 liters of water. Hypothermia blanket, hand and foot warmers. Spare gloves, waterproof shell and adequate warm layers. Depending on turn out numbers, we may split into two groups. I will supply radios. Each group must have a complete snowstudy tool kit. $20 for fuel reimbursement.
Failure to abide by trip rules, bring the required gear, exhibit tardiness or no show, will result in being banned from future functions.
More details to come.