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Winter Longhike! (Mt. Seymour) · Sat. Jan. 12th - Sun. Jan. 13th

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Organized by: Fisal Elstone.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 12th
End: Sunday, Jan. 13th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: UBC Math 100 MAP

Description:

Like last year we will be hosting Winter longhike at Mount Seymour. 

Everything is different when you go into the backcountry in the winter; that's why there is Winter Longhike, an introductory trip for winter camping. This is usually a big trip with lots of keen people aboard who want to get out, learn some new skills, and sleep in their very own snow shelter (or if your ambitious enough a snow castle)  while still managing to have fun too. It's an easy, beginner friendly trip, so if you've never even seen snow before you can still have a good time. Other fun activities that often happen at Winter Longhike are people showing off their backcountry cooking skills, sing alongs, and the occasional great ski run on Sunday.

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. Although there will be many experienced people around to help out fundamentally you are responsible for your own safety; unlike Longhike in the fall you will not be assigned an instructor. 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 be not problem.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.

 

Posted: 2012-12-03 09:21:07
Last modified: 2013-01-10 18:14:39