- 1 Team Details
- 2 To Do List
- 3 Gear
- 4 Food
- 5 UBC Human Kinetics Research
- 6 Grants/fund raisers
Team VOC Hot Faff
- Geoffrey Martin
- Michael Duncan
- Christian Champagne
- Laura Morrison
Emergency Contact Info
Phone: (w) 604-530-1311 (h) 604-533-5060 (c) 604-341-5862
Address: 3926 196th St, Langley, B.C. V3A 6G1
- Work: 819-681-5535
- Home: 819-425-7658
- Cell: 819-429-????
Address: 970 rue Estelle, Mont-Tremblant, QC, J8E 2N9
To Do List
Mt Denali National Park Registration - Dec.
- Due minimum of 60 days before the climb (April 9th, 2011)
- Mountaineering Fee: $200/person
- Park Fee: $10
- Deposit Upon Registration: $25
- Online and hard copy forms available, must be completed together.
Flights - Dec.
- K2 Aviation by January 31st, 2011 - $460/person ($560 otherwise)
- $100 group deposit upon reservation.
Vehicle - Dec
- Geoff should be able to borrow his family's Ford Windstar minivan. We can expect it to use about $800 worth of fuel on the trip. Lots of room, ski rack, well maintained, and safe and easy to drive.
- Duncan will meeting the rest of the team in Anchorage, AK after flying in from Quebec City, QC on June 8th, 2011
Medical Needs - New Year
- Everyone should have a physical done
- Need up to date tetanus shot
- Can be referred to the Vancouver High Altitude Medicine Clinic if it's helpful
This consultation is not covered by the BC medical service plan (MSP) unless your physician faxes a referral letter to f-604.822.9058.
- Need certain prescription drugs
- Champagne - will email Kristen for her remaining drugs from her 2010 Mt Logan attempt.
Food Planning - New Year
- Figure out each persons daily needs
- Design menus
- Menu needs food for easy days, hard days, quick days, and slow days
- Menu should have variety and include meals satisfying different needs based on the kind of day
- Divide dinner menus amongst ourselves giving each person responsibility over several meals for everyone
- Food should be made from scratch and dried for maximum deliciousness
- Food Allergies?
- Laura: none
- Champagne: none
- Duncan: none
- Jeff: milk products (especially cheese)
- Ice Axe w/ leash – General mountaineering tool.
- Crampons – Compatible w/ ski boots (Tele or AT) and overboots
- Climbing helmet
- Accessory Cord – for prussiks and other rigging (ie: sleds)
- Alpine Climbing Harness
- Carabiners – locking and non-locking, D-shaped and ovals
- Pulley – for crevasse rescue and rigging (little, light, cheap)
- Ice Screw(s) – and v-threader
- Ascender – One right or left-handed. May be optional, there is a section of fixed ropes we could use at the headwall.
- Touring Skis
- Ski Poles – can also be used as trekking poles
- Climbing Skins
- Avalanche Safety Gear: Beacon, Shovel and Probe
- Ski Boots
- Fully Insulated Overboots – must work with crampons, need to check if they work with Tele-boots
- Gaiters – for lower on the mountain
- Heavyweight Socks – a few pairs
- Liner Socks – a few pairs
- Vapour Barrier Socks
- Camp Booties
- Light coloured lightweight Long Underwear - tops bottoms, synthetic or wool. Good for hot days lower on the glacier, or for layering with the heavyweight on the upper mountain
- Heavyweight Long Underwear – tops and bottoms, synthetic or wool
- Soft Shell Jacket – midweight or heavyweight
- Soft Shell Pants – midweight or heavyweight
- Hard Shell jacket w/ hood – waterproof, breathable
- Hard Shell Pants – waterproof, breathable or not
- Down Jacket or Parka – fit over insulation layers
- Down Pants or Insulated Synthetic Pant – to fit over insulation layers
- Toque – should cover ears
- Balaclavas – 1 lightweight, 1 heavyweight to layer
- Bandanas, Buff, NeckGaiter, Hat, Nose Guard, etc – whatever you like to wear
- Glacier Glasses – 100% UVA and UVB, w/ side covers
- Ski Goggles – 100% UVA and UVB
- Lightweight Synthetic Liner Gloves
- Expedition Weight Gloves – with medium or heavy weight soft shell liner
- Expedition Weight Mitts – for when gloves aren’t good enough
- Lightweight Synthetic Gloves - for ski touring
- Expedition Backpack (+80L)
- Expedition Duffle Bag – for travelling and for the sled
- Expedition Sleeping Bag – -20*C rating or better
- Compression Stuff Sacks
- Sleeping Pad – Closed cell foam or inflatable (or both)
- Eating Gear – bowl and spoon/spork
- Sunscreen – strong SPF, enough for 3 weeks, Lipscreen too
- Water Bottles – Wide mouth to avoid freezing (ie: Nalgene)
- Water Bottle Parka – insulated to prevent freezing
- Pee Bottle – Wide mouth (for obvious reasons…), marked so you don’t drink from it
- Pee Funnel – if you’re a girl (ie: Freshette)
- Multitool with knife – tough, small, functional, and simple
- Toiletry Bag – the basics: toothpaste, toothbrush, baby wipes, 3 weeks of toilet paper
- Hand Sanitizer – or something similar
- Emergency Hand warmers and Toe Warmers – just in case…
- Trash Compactor bag(s) – tough, heavy bag(s) with many uses
- Camera gear – light and simple, we probably don’t all need it
- Books – so we don’t go insane
- iPod – so we don’t go insane, only works if we can charge them
- Headlamp – mostly for drive up, there’s sun around the clock in the Arctic
- Travel Clothes – clean clothes to wear before and after the expedition
- Backpack or small duffel – for travelling or to store personal stuff in Talkeetna while climbing
- Personal First-Aid Kit – Aspirin, band-aids, moleskin, etc…
- Drugs, Acetazolamide, Dexamethasone, etc…
- Expedition Tents – 4 season expedition tents, probably 2
- Champagne - MWH Trango 2
- Sleds – may come free with glacier flight
- Champagne + Laura: talked to Pete Hudson and has two spare sleds we can use.
- Large Compression Sacks – for making caches
- Rope – probably 1 half, maybe 2
- Champagne: 30m Beal Rando 8mm twin rope (Dry treated)
- Jeff: 60m 8mm rope
- Stoves – 2 or 3, white gas,interchangeable, must work in cold, wind, high altitude (ie: WhisperLite, SimmerLite, etc)
- Champagne: MSR XGK stove
- Jeff: MSR WhisperLite stove
- Cooking Gear – probably just pots
- Food – for 3 weeks plus, variation, mix of enjoyable, efficient, fun, etc; should be dried and lightweight
- Group First Aid Kit – larger, more complete
- SPOT (Champagne)
- Need to look into getting GEOS coverage.
- Radios – each person should have one
- Batteries – for everything, for 3 weeks
- Entertainment – cards, chess, checkers…etc; maybe a solar charger for iPods…
UBC Human Kinetics Research
High Altitude Acute Mountain Sickness Genetic Susceptibility
- Duncan, Jeff and Champagne have participated in an ongoing AMS susceptibility study at UBC.
- The researchers are interested in assisting the team with medical backup in return to doing some medical during the trip.
- Will need to organize a meeting between both parties to see if we can make it happen.
- Champagne will email them.
- Extremely useful for grant applications.
- Champagne will look into it.
ACC - Jen Higgins Memorial Fund
- Laura will look into it.
- Jeff & Duncan will look into it.