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Winter Longhike 2016 (Snow Caves) · Sat. Jan. 23rd - Sun. Jan. 24th

Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened

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Organized by: Zack Wentz.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 23rd
End: Sunday, Jan. 24th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: ESB 2012 MAP

Description:

**UPDATE: REGISTRATION FOR WINTER LONGHIKE 2016 IS CLOSED. ATTENDANCE AT THE PRE-TRIP MEETING WAS REQUIRED FOR TRIP ATTENDANCE. ONLY EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE FOR THOSE WILLING TO INSTRUCT.**

ALSO, THOSE THAT ARE MARKED AS 'GOING' FOR THIS TRIP, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY!!! IMPORTANT UPDATES ARE MADE THROUGH EMAIL, AND IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE TRIP YOU MUST STAY UP TO DATE ON THESE UPDATES!!

Winter Longhike is coming up!

This is an introductory trip for winter camping. We'll be a large group of keen people that want to experience a totally new face of the white backcountry.

We'll be having great fun and learning new skills such as building our very own snow shelter (or if you're ambitious enough, a snow castle). There will be a prize for the most elaborate snow-cave :D

Other activities likely to happen include (but are not limited to):

  • Backcountry food cook-off
  • Sing-alongs
  • Great skiing on Sunday

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This is a beginner friendly trip and if you've never seen snow you're more than welcome to join. This is trip is also, ski-, snowboard-, and snowshoe-friendly.

Although beginner friendly and relatively easy, do not under estimate Winter Longhike - it is still a trip to a backcountry location where your survival depends on your actions and equipment. Due to the massive size of the group you will not be micro-managed - you are responsible for your own safety and actions; this especially includes asking for help. If you have some common sense and can follow simple instructions, this should not be a problem. There will be plenty of experienced people around that will be happy to help you if you ask them, but there won't be assigned instructors.

You should form smaller sub groups (easiest is with the rest of the people in your car) and look out for each other; this will be sorted out at the pre-trip meeting so have no fear.

Check out the wiki page for more information and post any questions on the message board.

Posted: 2015-12-15 11:21:58
Last modified: 2016-01-21 09:35:30