Preference will be given to those that were at the November "back country touring workshop" and also the January "Crevasse rescue workshop".
For those that have worked thru this winter seasons "Intro to Easy back-country touring" and the " Crevasse rescue" this will be the fitting finale of the winter season. We will stay over night at the Rampart Creek Hostel and the make an early start up the Saskatchewan glacier going up to 16 km's to the camping area on Good Friday then attempt to summit Castleguard on Saturday then ski out on Easter Sunday. So weather/Avi conditions permitting we will try to bag this one.
We will be camping out for 2 nights out on the glacier ( cold ), cooking with little back country stoves like the Dragonfly.. roped up for glacier travel, possible whiteouts.
Rampart Creek hostel is back country in flavour meaning that there is no electricity .. propane cooking/fireplace heating .. outdoor toilets .. no showers .. no place to get a quick bite unless you bring it with you.. come prepared..
This will not be an "Easy" tour as such please consider this when signing up we will be moving thru challenging terrain. If you have not been out Touring this winter or have difficulty with Black Diamond runs on a resort this outing will not likely be good for you. Having an AS1 and CR1 designation is also a good idea..We will be travelling up to 16kms on the first day with a full backpack on (60 ibs)
Prerequisites include being at the planning meeting in early March (Mandatory). Having AS1 and CR1 at least
Because I have to prebook the Hostel -> in order to move from the wait list first I will contact you then you will need to send me the $ 24.20 dorm fee. So I would guess this means make sure that you are able to go or find a replacement :^)
This is a winter back-country event gear required:
Avi beacon, probe, shovel,headlamp, bivi sac (absolutely mandatory )
ski, boots, poles, skins ( this is a ski touring event not snow shoeing )
toque, warm gloves, goggles, sun glasses
something warm to eat/drink, water
dress in layers ( no cotton ) be prepared.
down jacket, helmet ( a really good idea ), cookies, med kit
Please note that this list is not all-inclusive but at starting point
A more definitive list will be handed out at the pre-trip meeting
Make sure that you have paid for a 2012/2013 membership with the CSMC. Payment can be made online or at the meeting location. Waivers are mandatory for every trip and can be printed online or filled out at the meeting location. Cost for membership with the CSMC is $20 for 2012. Be sure to also bring extra money for car pooling costs.