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# [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=2508 Victoria Alfred] - will sleep in Phil's tent, no avi training
# [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=2508 Victoria Alfred] - will sleep in Phil's tent, no avi training
# [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=3157 Phil Tomlinson] - will bring a tent, avi experience
# [http://www.ubc-voc.com/member/show_extended.php?target_id=3157 Phil Tomlinson] - will bring a tent, avi experience
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# Christian Sampaleanu - no tent, avi experience
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Revision as of 10:30, 5 January 2011

Stop hand.png Old Trip
This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.


Main article: Needle Peak

Vicky Alfred - Trip Organizer

This is a beginner friendly winter camping/ski trip to Needle Peak. Seeing as the trail in is rather steep from the get go, some skinning experience is preferred.

Pre-Trip Meeting

The Pre-Trip Meeting will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 11th in the club office in the SUB.

  • It is very important that you attend the pre-trip meeting as we'll be deciding on rides, accommodations, food groups, etc. We'll also decide the final number for this trip and we'll go over important details and skills.
  • If you can't attend the Pre-Trip meeting but still want to go contact Vicky at valfred(at)gmail(dot)com and one of the drivers to make sure you have a ride.


January 15th - 16th, 2011

Equipment List


In winter especially, none of your clothing should be made out of cotton. Anything synthetic is safe. Just remember, Cotton Kills.

Personal items are in regular font, shared items are in italic font


  • water bottle (at least 2L, unless you know yourself)
  • headlamp and batteries
  • sunscreen
  • sun glasses and/or goggles
  • map
  • compass
  • backpack
  • pocket knife
  • whistle
  • lighter and/or waterproof matches
  • first aid kit
  • Toilet Paper
  • tent

Clothing / Equipment

  • warm jacket (fleece or down)
  • long underwear (top and bottom)
  • toque / hat
  • mitts / gloves
  • weatherproof jacket (goretex or coated nylon or softshell if weather is forecast to be sunny)
  • weatherproof pants (goretex or coated nylon or softshell if weather is forecast to be sunny)
  • hiking poles?
  • gaiters (optional if your pants have an integrated snow cuff)
  • warm pants (fleece or down)
  • insulated booties (optional)


  • Lunch and snacks x2
  • Breakfast x1
  • Dinner x1


  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • ear plugs, because somebody will snore (optional)

Cooking and Eating

  • bowl, spoon
  • Stove with fuel. If using white gas, for each person bring 200 mL
  • Pot and matching pot gripper
  • Toothbrush

Ski hardware

  • ski helmet (optional) (most climbing helmets do not protect from frontal or side impacts and are not acceptable substitutes)
  • skis (must have touring bindings that allow the heel to be free) or a split snowboard
  • skins for going uphill. They must fit your skis and have reasonable glue. Test them.
  • bindings. Applies particularly for splitboards.
  • poles
  • boots to match your skis or snowboard - there are many different kinds of binding interfaces. Make sure to test that both your boots fit into your bindings before the trip.
  • ski repair kit

Avalanche Safety Gear

  • 457kHz avalanche transceiver (with batteries, tested in advance)
  • shovel
  • probe
  • snow saw (optional)
  • rutschblock cord (optional)
  • loupe (optional)
  • crystal card (optional)
  • CAC Avaluator card (optional)
  • CAC Public Avalanche Bulletin Printout{{#if:|

===Climbing Gear===}}

Big Group

Make sure that if you don't have one of these yourself, you at least know where it is:

  • Tent
  • first aid kits
  • snow saw
  • maps, compass, etc
  • repair kit


Trip size depends on how many 'experienced' type people sign up. For now I'll cap it at 12 but this may increase. Please sign up and indicate your avalanche experience and if you have a tent.

  1. Victoria Alfred - will sleep in Phil's tent, no avi training
  2. Phil Tomlinson - will bring a tent, avi experience
  3. Christian Sampaleanu - no tent, avi experience


Please indicate here if you have a car, where you are leaving from and how many people you can transport.
Passengers, don't just sign up. Contact your driver and ask to be a passenger, discuss departure time and place.

Vicky Alfred [Cambie and 20th,3 passengers]

  1. Phil Tomlinson

Carless People