Archive:Brew Hut Dec 5/6 2009

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Trip Coordinator

Lisa Pittl Talk to Lisa if you have any questions: [email protected]


Let's get outside to enjoy the WINTER SEASON!

This is a beginner friendly trip to the Brew Hut. People interested in participating should have some winter camping skills, have carried an over night pack and have been on backcountry skis before or be very keen/tough/willing to suffer a bit. The last point is key - if you don't mind suffering and are in reasonable shape, I'll make sure you make it to the hut.

In fact, that's the whole point. This should be a trip in the classic VOC skiing style - a bunch of keen VOCers, never having been on tele skis before, will tough their way up to the hut and discover that (despite the suffering) they really love the mountains in winter.

Past trips of this style have taken anywhere from 4 to 17.5 hours to reach the hut (in the good old days before GPSs sometimes they didn't find the hut at all). Days are short and the snow is fluffy - so put your headlamp at the top of your pack.

Also, as it is the beginning of advent, bring candles, music instruments and knitting 'gear' (if you don´t mind the extra weight). We could use the long night at the hut to create our own winter toques!


The trip meeting is Wednesday December 2nd, 6:00pm, in the clubroom

The trip is December 5th - 6th, 2009

Equipment List

or see Gear_lists#ski_hut_trip

Note that you can borrow equipment from the club for free. Gear_rental does require a cash deposit, however.

Please consult the above links for all information regarding proper skiing clothing and gear. In winter especially, none of your clothing should be made out of cotton. Anything wool or synthetic is probably safe. Just remember, Cotton Kills.

The Hut is usually pretty warm, or even uncomfortably hot. You can dry wet snowy gear if you hang it above the heater. Your sleeping bag does not need to be very warm; 0C is fine.

Stuff you need from the club probably includes:

  • Skis (bindings are adjustable, ask when you pick them up, make sure they fit your boots)
  • Skins (ask the QM - they let your skis go uphill, quite necessary for this trip. Make sure they fit your skis)
  • Boots (make sure they fit your feet, and your skis)
  • Poles (the Club is very short of poles, consider MEC, or borrowing. You can buy poles at MEC for $22 and maybe you can talk VOC into buying them from you when you are finished with them.)
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Avy transceiver

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Nominal capacity is 12, and the most I've ever seem the hut hold was 16 (it was crowded). Let's try and keep enough hut space for the beginners, and those looking after them.


Trip leaders

  1. Lisa Pittl (tent)
  2. Julian Reitter (tent)
  3. Roland Burton (was on the 17.5 hour epic to Brew)
  4. Christian Champagne (was on the 17.5 hour epic to Brew)
  5. Line Lund Veenstra

Beginners (please indicate skill level - both skiing and avalanche)
Limit is 10 beginners

  1. Veronika Schmitt
  2. Nick C. (competent skier, no formal avy)
  3. Todd Mackenzie (competent at alpine skiing, but no tele skiing or avalanche training)
  4. Jennifer Yip (skiing: probably can stop...; avalanche: zilch)
  5. Bob L (AST1, can help w/leading. Skiing ability? - Do I need to say more? :p)
  6. Kristian Dubrawski (yes backcountry experience, switching from board to skis!)
  7. Ignacio (excellent face planter, moderate skier, no formal avy training)
  8. Colin V (non beginner, AST 1, EVIL AT'er)
  9. Kristin W

Waitlist The upper limit on participates are currently set at 10 beginners and 5 trip leaders. People may drop out, if you're really keen show up for the trip meeting and you can claim one of these spots if it appears (Priority to new spots goes first in order of people from the waitlist here who show up for the trip meeting, then in order of the waitlist here).


Please indicate here if you have a car, where you are leaving from and how many people you can transport.

Vehicle, leaving from, # of spots

  • Roland Burton (UBC area, 5 seats but I get one of them)
  1. Roland
  2. Champagne (Dunbar & 19th ave.)
  3. Bob L (Oak & Broadway but can meet Roland anywhere)
  4. Lisa (7th & Yew, can meet anywhere as well)
  5. Jul (7th & Yew, can meet anywhere as well)