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Winter Longhike second attempt - Mt Seymour · Sat. Mar. 15th - Sun. Mar. 16th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
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Start: Saturday, Mar. 15th
End: Sunday, Mar. 16th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 12th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: IBLC 156
Now that it started snowing, let's give this another chance!!
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
Great skiing on Sunday
This is an easy and über-beginner friendly trip and even 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 be not 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.