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==General History==
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[[Ski Touring in the Southern B.C. Coast Ranges]]
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==Trips by Type==
 
==Trips by Type==
  
*[[Hiking Trips]]
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*[[Hiking trips]]
*[[Scrambling Trips]]
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*[[Scrambling trips]]
*[[Mountaineering Trips]]
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*[[Mountaineering trips]]
*[[Rock Climbing Trips]]
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*[[Rock climbing trips]]
*[[Skiing Trips]]
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*[[Skiing trips]]
*[[Paddling Trips]]
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*[[Paddling trips]]
*[[Car Free Trips]]
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*[[Hot spring trips]]
*[[Illegal Trips]]
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*[[Bike trips]]
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*[[Car free trips]]
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*[[Illegal trips]]
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*[[Vancouver Island caving|Caving]]
  
 
==Trips by Location==
 
==Trips by Location==
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*[[Washington State]]
 
*[[Washington State]]
 
*[[Nearby islands]]
 
*[[Nearby islands]]
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*[[Manning Park]]
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*[[Cathedral Park]]
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==Ski Routes by Map==
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[[image:overview.gif|left|overview map]]
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{{ski guide links}}
  
 
==Guidebooks==
 
==Guidebooks==
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There are a number of good online resources as well:
 
There are a number of good online resources as well:
 
*[http://www.bivouac.com bivouac.com]
 
*[http://www.bivouac.com bivouac.com]
*[http://www.trailpeak.com trailpeak.com]
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*[http://www.trailpeak.com trailpeak.com] trail database
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*[http://clubtread.com/routes/ Clubtread.com] trail wiki
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*[http://www.vancouvertrails.com/ Vancouver Trails]
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*[http://trailscanada.com/english/00_home_e.cfm Trailscanada.com]- mostly ontario-centric, but has some BC stuff too
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*[http://www.hikipedia.com/ hikipedia]- a wiki dedicated to hikes in Washington State
  
 
==Grading==
 
==Grading==
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{{Main|grades}}
  
 
The usual system for rating a trip's difficulty has two components.  One rates how strenuous a trip is, and the other rates technical difficulty.  The technical rating is based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Decimal_System Yosemite Decimal System], extended to include skiing.
 
The usual system for rating a trip's difficulty has two components.  One rates how strenuous a trip is, and the other rates technical difficulty.  The technical rating is based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Decimal_System Yosemite Decimal System], extended to include skiing.
  
 
===For physical difficulty===
 
===For physical difficulty===
<br> A: easy      - up to 5 hours of travel per day
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<br> B: moderate  - 5 to 8 hours of travel per day
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<br> C: hard      - 8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
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<br> D: extreme  - more than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.
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!Class
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!Difficulty
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!Description
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|A
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|Easy
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|Up to 5 hours of travel per day
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|B
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|Moderate
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|5 to 8 hours of travel per day
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|-
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|C
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|Hard
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|8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
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|-
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|D
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|Extreme
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|More than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.
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|}
  
 
===For technical difficulty===
 
===For technical difficulty===
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!Glaciers
 
!Glaciers
 
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|1
 
|on-trail hiking
 
|on-trail hiking
 
|trail skiing and only gentle slopes
 
|trail skiing and only gentle slopes
 
|no glacier travel
 
|no glacier travel
 
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|2
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|2
 
|off trail hiking, rock scrambling.  Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here.
 
|off trail hiking, rock scrambling.  Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here.
 
|skiing moderate slopes
 
|skiing moderate slopes
 
|straightforward glacier travel.  
 
|straightforward glacier travel.  
 
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|3
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|3
 
|easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), glacier travel in broken terrain
 
|easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), glacier travel in broken terrain
 
|skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees)
 
|skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees)
 
|glacier travel in broken terrain, bridged crevasses, icefalls, etc.
 
|glacier travel in broken terrain, bridged crevasses, icefalls, etc.
 
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|4
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|4
 
|moderate climbing, usually with a rope and placing occaisional protection.
 
|moderate climbing, usually with a rope and placing occaisional protection.
 
|Difficult high mountain skiing.  Sustained steep slopes combined with crevasse hazards, terrain traps, etc.
 
|Difficult high mountain skiing.  Sustained steep slopes combined with crevasse hazards, terrain traps, etc.
 
|Belayed Ice climbing on steep ice slopes placing ice screws for protection
 
|Belayed Ice climbing on steep ice slopes placing ice screws for protection
 
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|5
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|5
 
|technical rock climbing.  Difficulty is graded using the YDS system or other rating systems
 
|technical rock climbing.  Difficulty is graded using the YDS system or other rating systems
 
|extreme skiing, may involve rappels over cornices or cliffs
 
|extreme skiing, may involve rappels over cornices or cliffs
 
|Technical ice climbing.  Difficulty is graded using water ice gradings such as WI3, WI4, WI5, etc.
 
|Technical ice climbing.  Difficulty is graded using water ice gradings such as WI3, WI4, WI5, etc.
 
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|align="center" style="font-weight: bold"|6
 
|aid climbing
 
|aid climbing
 
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*Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
 
*Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
 
*Mount Baker, Coleman-Deming route B2
 
*Mount Baker, Coleman-Deming route B2
*Mount Seymour Hike A1
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*[[Mount Seymour|Mount Seymour Hike]] A1
 
*Alpha Mountain, east ridge C3(5)
 
*Alpha Mountain, east ridge C3(5)
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==External Links==
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[http://www.ubc-voc.com/mediawiki/images/5/59/Decision_making_for_wilderness_leaders_Strategies%2C_Traps_and_teaching_methods.pdf Decision making for wilderness leaders: Strategies, Traps and teaching methods (PDF)]
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[[Category:Trip Ideas]]
 
[[Category:Trip Ideas]]

Latest revision as of 14:17, 27 January 2015

General History

Ski Touring in the Southern B.C. Coast Ranges

Trips by Type

Trips by Location

Ski Routes by Map

overview map

(A) Omer lakes & Loch Lomond
(B) Mount Sedgwick
(C) Mamquam
(D) Alice Ridge
(E) Diamond Head & Neve Traverse
(F) Brohm Ridge
(G) Sphinx Bay & Neve Traverse
(H) Black Tusk Meadows
(I) Helm Creek & Cheakamus Lake
(J) Singing Pass (Via Trail) & Singing Pass (Via Lift) & Spearhead Traverse
(K) Rethel Creek
(L) Cloudburst Mountain
(M) Brew Hut & Powder-Cap Traverse
(N) Brandywine Mountain & Metal Dome
(O) Powder-Cap Traverse
(P) Callaghan Lake, Telemagique Ridge & Powder-Cap Traverse
(Q) Rainbow Mountain, Beverley Creek, Puma Peak, Gin Peak & Mount Sproatt
(R) Pemberton Ice Cap
(S) Overseer
(T) Ipsoot Mountain
(U) Tenquille Lake
(V) McGillivray Pass
(W) Lizzie Lake
(X) Microwave Road
(NA) Frosty Mountain

Guidebooks

For printed guidebooks, see the guidebooks page.

There are a number of good online resources as well:

Grading

Main article: grades

The usual system for rating a trip's difficulty has two components. One rates how strenuous a trip is, and the other rates technical difficulty. The technical rating is based on the Yosemite Decimal System, extended to include skiing.

For physical difficulty

Class Difficulty Description
A Easy Up to 5 hours of travel per day
B Moderate 5 to 8 hours of travel per day
C Hard 8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
D Extreme More than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.

For technical difficulty

Class Hiking/Climbing Skiing Glaciers
1 on-trail hiking trail skiing and only gentle slopes no glacier travel
2 off trail hiking, rock scrambling. Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here. skiing moderate slopes straightforward glacier travel.
3 easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), glacier travel in broken terrain skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees) glacier travel in broken terrain, bridged crevasses, icefalls, etc.
4 moderate climbing, usually with a rope and placing occaisional protection. Difficult high mountain skiing. Sustained steep slopes combined with crevasse hazards, terrain traps, etc. Belayed Ice climbing on steep ice slopes placing ice screws for protection
5 technical rock climbing. Difficulty is graded using the YDS system or other rating systems extreme skiing, may involve rappels over cornices or cliffs Technical ice climbing. Difficulty is graded using water ice gradings such as WI3, WI4, WI5, etc.
6 aid climbing

Note about glacier travel: If a trip is rated Class 2 or Class 3, that does not necesarily mean that there will be glacier travel involved. Rather, if there is glacier travel then the Class 2 grade implies that it will be easy glacier travel.

Sometimes two technical difficulty grades are used, where a trip has a short difficult section but it mostly at the easier grade. (see Black Tusk Example Below)

Examples

  • Black Tusk B2(3)
  • Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
  • Mount Baker, Coleman-Deming route B2
  • Mount Seymour Hike A1
  • Alpha Mountain, east ridge C3(5)

External Links

Decision making for wilderness leaders: Strategies, Traps and teaching methods (PDF)