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Organizers Avalanche Practice Day - Bow Summit

  • Nov 25, 2012 · 6:00 AM
  • McMahon Stadium

Note: This is NOT avalanche safety training. This is a practice session for organizers who already have valid AST-1.

Please Note Change of Venue

Please Review the Avalanche Report

http://avalanche.pc.gc.ca/bulletin-eng.aspx?m=1&d=TODAY&r=1

Where: Bow Summit

When: November 25

This is a start of season Organizers Avalanche Practice Day, details to follow in the next few days. If you are an organizer or want to be, you should attend this trip as it will become a prerequisite for Organizers to have AST1 and attend a practice session to plan winter trips.

You must have the following gear:

Alpine Touring gear or Telemark Skis or Snowshoes
Shovel
Probe
Beacon
Skins if on Skis

You can rent gear from MEC or UofC

Backcountry Skills, Knowledge and Preparation...

Visiting the backcounty of the Rocky Mountains requires knowledge and preparation.

You assume certain risks and expect certain hazards when you travel in the high country. Self-guided tour means that you look after yourself once you're there. You should be experienced in backcountry navigation, and be prepared to carry appropriate survival gear. Temperatures in the winter they range from -35°C to +10°C.

You are responsible for ensuring that you are properly equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing (no cotton) and gear, including but not limited to, winter equipment; snowshoes, skis and skins, avalanche beacons, shovels & probes snow study kits. Please bring your standard touring pack fully equipped as this will be examined and discussed. Please bring a touring lunch.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Matt

    Darcy, Will and I will meet you guys up there. We will likely stay at the Lake Louise Hostel the night before.

    November 19, 2012

    • Matt C.

      8am at the coffee shop

      November 24, 2012

    • Jared

      I am assuming that is either the Trailhead Cafe or Laggan's. My cell is[masked]

      November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why don't we meet at the Lake Louise Coffee shop/bakery. Matt do you think you guys will be there at 8am?

    November 20, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Should be able to make it. We are meeting at 6am so 8 should be good.

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Matt, Do we all need to have our own Avi gear or can we share between two people? Do we need to have the snow study kit? Thanks, see you Sunday.

    November 18, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Yes, you will need your own avi gear. Snow study kit is not required but useful if you have it.

      November 19, 2012

  • Morgan

    Cannot attend...am out of town that weekend. Have fun guys.

    November 8, 2012

  • Jared

    I am not an organizer for CORA but could I tag along? I am leading a group to Fairy Meadows in January and this could be good preparation for me.

    November 2, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Hi Jared and Nicole, Jared I have put you on the waiting list. I wanted to get most of the organized signed up first and then we will add other from the wait-list if space permits.

      November 7, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Nicole, I have added you to attending :-)

      November 7, 2012

  • Maija

    I just noticed that this is at 7pm. Is this going to involve all the crazy challenges you guys were talking about throwing at us? So transceiver search, in the dark, while cougars stalk us? ;)

    November 2, 2012

    • Matt C.

      Sorry, I always forget to change the time and it always defaults to 7pm. I have update for 7 am but will send out notices prior to event.

      November 3, 2012

  • Matt C.

    Just a note, if you are not a organizer but you want to join this trip please join the wait list and if space is available we will put in the trip.

    November 2, 2012

  • Darcy K.

    I really want to go, but already planning a trip that day. I may see about making it one week earlier.

    November 2, 2012

  • Julie

    I think I am going to be out of town that weekend, but if not I will come out!

    November 2, 2012

9 went

  • Matt C.
    Organizer 2014, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Harry
    Organizer 2014,
    Event Host
  • Rob
    Organizer 2016, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • C. E. L.
    Organizer-in-Training, Member 2015
  • Jared
    Member 2012
  • Darcy K.
    Organizer 2016, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

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  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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