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The [http://www.example.com Burton Hut] at the South end of Garibaldi Lake sits below some lovely ski touring country.
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This trip is now being organized using the classic VOC trip signup tool. We will have a pre-trip meeting Tuesday Feb. 14th at 6PM outside the club room to split into self-sufficient car+tent+food groups based on availability/skiing ability/objectives.
The VOC used to have massive ski camps at Sphinx Bay in the spring, after exams. These days, we never seem to know if the lake is still frozen in May, so I suggest we check it out during February reading week. Weather can be fickle in February however, so being flexible with dates and aiming for a good weather window would be assets... Access, although longer is also possible via the Garibaldi Névé Traverse.
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The idea is for folks to self-organize into smaller, self-sufficient groups and sort out their own timing, transportation and group gear logistics, using the VOC wiki, much in the way we do New Year's at Waddington Hut. So there is no overriding central organizer.  Rather, we will use the wiki to line up groups and dates, and to figure out who's sleeping in the hut and who's bringing at tent.
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Beyond the pre-trip meeting, the trip will be self-organized among the groups involved.
 
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The huts sleeps 10-15; depending on total group numbers we may elect to use the hut as a communal kitchen and gear cache but sleep in tents.
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Most of the terrain above the hut is glaciated and alpine: good avalanche terrain management, companion rescue,  glacier travel and crevasse rescue are mandatory pre-requisites for this trip. This is not a beginner-friendly affair. You don't need to be an expert at these things, but basic skills will be assets, along with other relevant wilderness skills (good attitude, navigation, etc). In this sense, consider it an ''intermediate'' or ''advanced'' trip.
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Depending on demand, we may or may not hold pre-trip meetings, or we might be able to self-organize in smaller groups via email.
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==Dates==
 
==Dates==

Revision as of 15:04, 6 February 2017

Synopsis

UPDATE!

This trip is now being organized using the classic VOC trip signup tool. We will have a pre-trip meeting Tuesday Feb. 14th at 6PM outside the club room to split into self-sufficient car+tent+food groups based on availability/skiing ability/objectives.

Beyond the pre-trip meeting, the trip will be self-organized among the groups involved.

Dates

February 18-26, 2017

You decide how many days you want to come up, and find partners to match.

Sign-up

The purpose of this list is to line up trip partners and dates. Place: 1. your name; 2. the dates you are available; 3. how many nights you want to stay; 4. how many car spots you have (total, including driver); 5. your experience level. For example: "Elliott Skierszkan, 3 nights, available between February 18-26, 4 car spots, 3 years ski touring, AST2, G1".

  1. Elliott Skierszkan, 3 nights, available between February 18-26, 4 car spots, 3 years ski touring, AST2, G1
  2. Gabe Frame, Very flexible availability, no car spots, 1 short season of experience, will have AST1, have usable but rusty G1 skills
  3. Julian Schmidt, 3-4 nights including weekend if possible, no car, 4 years ski touring, no formal AST, what is G1? (<- European) => Glacier School training
  4. Andrew Cavers, no car, 3-4 years ski exp, 4 nights hopefully, AST1, GS1.
  5. Philippe Le Billon, 3 nights, may have 4 car spots, 15 years AT, AST1, rusty GS1
  6. Alberto Contreras 3 nights, 19-20th?. No car. 1.5 years touring. AST1. Rusty GS1 (haven't practiced)
  7. Ragna Halseth, anytime between Feb 18-26, no car, 3 years experience of teleskiing, no official AST but have done the same thing in Norway.
  8. Kasia Celler, 3 nights?, available February 18-23 (not sure yet), 2 years ski touring, AST1, Sam's Alpine Skills Course
  9. Noriko Okamoto, 3-4 nights (flexible), 4 car spots/can be a happy passenger, tele since 2010, AST1, rusty GS1
  10. Cassandra Elphinstone, flexible availability, no car, 4.5 seasons of tele, AST1 equivalent, G1
  11. Genevieve Savard, prefer 2 nights between Feb 18-21, no car, ~12 days of AT over 2 seasons, AST1, rusty G1