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Scramble a bunch of awesome shit at Wedgemount Lake · Sat. Jun. 29th - Mon. Jul. 1st

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Organized by: Sam Viavant.

Start: Saturday, Jun. 29th, 7:00 am
End: Monday, Jul. 1st, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jun. 27th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: clubroom, Thursday 7:00pm, but email me if you can't make it

Description:

Wedgemount Lake is a beautiful alpine valley just north of Whislter, and it's a convenient base for several moderate peaks that could be done as daytrips if we left overnight gear stashed at a hut.  It's a great place to do the kind of volume you'd get in a traverse, but without having to carry overnight gear most of the way and faff with tents every morning and evening.  

As far as technical skills and fitness go, reaching the hut is a 7 kilometer hike that gains 1200 meters of elevation.  All of the actual summits require walking on snowfields and some scrambling, so you'll need to be comfortable doing these things or willing to learn if you want to actually stand on top of something.  If you just want to hang out and hike in the alpine, there's a lot of straight-forward walking that goes most of the way up and still gives amazing views.

In theory the hust can sleep several people, but we shouldn't count on getting space during Canada Day weekend, so plan on bringing tents.  Beyond that you'll also need warm clothes and standard hiking gear.  You'll also need an ice ax unless you're very comfortable on snow slopes, and it's a good idea even then.

Sound fun?
PS.
I'd also be willing to leave Friday night, depending on what people want.

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Posted: 2013-06-24 07:39:09
Last modified: 2013-06-24 19:35:45