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Beginner friendly HIKE up Mt. SEYMOUR · Saturday, March 11th

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Organized by: Ross Campbell.

Start: Saturday, Mar. 11th, 7:00 am
End: Saturday, Mar. 11th, 4:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Mar. 9th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: In or around the clubroom

Description:

This will be my first trip into the mountains (un-aided...) since my last, not entirely successful trip in October.  

http://www.ubc-voc.com/2016/11/16/metal-rods-and-metal-domes-how-i-confirmed-i-have-truly-amazing-friends

As a result, I'm likely in terrible shape and make no guarantees that I can actually make it to the top, but I'm certainly dumb enough to try, and hopefully smart enough to know when to give in... This trip will thus be perfect for you if

1. You don't really care if you reach the top, just want to get out

2. Have wanted to join a trip for ages, felt somewhat intimidated about keeping up with the group, and figure keeping up with someone with a broken leg sounds pretty doable

3. You really want to get to the top and feel comfortable continuing without me if it comes to it (i.e. would have felt comfortable doing the trip from scratch without my involvement)

 

Most of the trail is pretty steep, straight up through trees. If you've never kicked steps before you can certainly try your hand at it on this trip. It isn't technically difficult but it will certainly test the fitness levels of people out of shape like me. It will take us the whole day. Snow shoes are mostly useless through the trees as it is too steep, but could be useful near the top. I'm quite happy to take people of limited experience, though please let me know if you fall into this category so we can make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable. I fully plan to measure the success of this trip on how enjoyable a day out it was, rather than how far up a mountain we get (but if I thought there was no chance of making it up I would have posted something else). Plans may need to change if avalanche conditions dictate thus.

Posted: 2017-03-05 16:03:06
Last modified: 2017-03-10 08:08:30