Archive:Denali 2011

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Team Details

Team VOC Hot Faff

  • Geoffrey Martin
  • Michael Duncan
  • Christian Champagne
  • Laura Morrison

Emergency Contact Info

Geoffrey Martin

Michael Duncan

Sylvia Duncan

Relationship: mother

Phone: (w) 604-530-1311 (h) 604-533-5060 (c) 604-341-5862

Address: 3926 196th St, Langley, B.C. V3A 6G1

Christian Champagne

Susan Champagne

Relationship: mother


  • Work: 819-681-5535
  • Home: 819-425-7658
  • Cell: 819-429-????

Address: 970 rue Estelle, Mont-Tremblant, QC, J8E 2N9

Laura Morrison

To Do List

Mt Denali National Park Registration - Dec.

  • Due minimum of 60 days before the climb (April 9th, 2011)
  • Mountaineering Fee: $200/person
  • Park Fee: $10
  • Deposit Upon Registration: $25
  • Online and hard copy forms available, must be completed together.

Info here

Flights - Dec.

  • K2 Aviation by January 31st, 2011 - $460/person ($560 otherwise)
    • $100 group deposit upon reservation.

Vehicle - Dec

  • Geoff should be able to borrow his family's Ford Windstar minivan. We can expect it to use about $800 worth of fuel on the trip. Lots of room, ski rack, well maintained, and safe and easy to drive.
  • Duncan will meeting the rest of the team in Anchorage, AK after flying in from Quebec City, QC on June 8th, 2011

Medical Needs - New Year

This consultation is not covered by the BC medical service plan (MSP) unless your physician faxes a referral letter to f-604.822.9058.

  • Need certain prescription drugs
    • Champagne - will email Kristen for her remaining drugs from her 2010 Mt Logan attempt.

Food Planning - New Year

  • Figure out each persons daily needs
  • Design menus
  • Menu needs food for easy days, hard days, quick days, and slow days
  • Menu should have variety and include meals satisfying different needs based on the kind of day
  • Divide dinner menus amongst ourselves giving each person responsibility over several meals for everyone
  • Food should be made from scratch and dried for maximum deliciousness
  • Food Allergies?
    • Laura: none
    • Champagne: none
    • Duncan: none
    • Jeff: milk products (especially cheese)



  • Ice Axe w/Leash – General mountaineering tool.
  • Crampons – Compatible w/ ski boots (Tele or AT) and overboots
  • Climbing helmet
  • Accessory Cord – for prussiks and other rigging (ie: sleds)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness
  • Carabiners – locking and non-locking, D-shaped and ovals
  • Pulley – for crevasse rescue and rigging (little, light, cheap)
  • Picket(s)
  • Ice Screw(s) – and v-threader
  • Webbing
  • Ascender – One right or left-handed. May be optional, there is a section of fixed ropes we could use at the headwall.
  • Touring Skis
  • Ski Poles – can also be used as trekking poles
  • Climbing Skins
  • Avalanche Safety Gear: Beacon, Shovel and Probe


  • Ski Boots
  • Fully Insulated Overboots – must work with crampons, need to check if they work with Tele-boots
  • Gaiters – for lower on the mountain
  • Heavyweight Socks – a few pairs
  • Liner Socks – a few pairs
  • Vapour Barrier Socks
  • Camp Booties

Technical Clothing

  • Lightweight Long Underwear - tops bottoms, synthetic or wool. Good for hot days lower on the glacier, or for layering with the heavyweight on the upper mountain
  • Heavyweight Long Underwear – tops and bottoms, synthetic or wool
  • Soft Shell Jacket – midweight or heavyweight
  • Soft Shell Pants – midweight or heavyweight
  • Hard Shell jacket w/ hood – waterproof, breathable
  • Hard Shell Pants – waterproof, breathable or not
  • Down Jacket or Parka – fit over insulation layers
  • Down Pants or Insulated Synthetic Pant – to fit over insulation layers


  • Toque – should cover ears
  • Balaclavas – 1 lightweight, 1 heavyweight to layer
  • Bandanas, Buff, NeckGaiter, Hat, Nose Guard, etc – whatever you like to wear
  • Glacier Glasses – 100% UVA and UVB, w/ side covers
  • Ski Goggles – 100% UVA and UVB


  • Lightweight Synthetic Liner Gloves
  • Expedition Weight Gloves – with medium or heavy weight soft shell liner
  • Expedition Weight Mitts – for when gloves aren’t good enough



Mountain Gear

Not Bringing