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Brew Winter Workhike · Sat. Dec. 3rd - Mon. Dec. 5th
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Start: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 5:00 am
End: Monday, Dec. 5th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 5:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
I'm planning to run a ski trip up to Brew from December 3 to 5. That's Saturday to Monday right after lectures end. I wanna make it for 8-10 people.
The plan goes like this:
Saturday: skin up to Brew hut
Sunday early morning: avalanche rescue drill
Sunday morning: Have 5 people fix/build things in the hut while the other 5 go skiing
Sunday afternoon: Switch around
Monday morning: sleep in / skiing / whatever
Monday from noon: descent
I'm inclined to make the trip beginner friendly as there are always a lot of beginners that want to go on ski trips at that time of year. However, I can only do that if someone joins us that can run teleski instruction as I'm a snowboarder. Beginner-friendly doesn't mean it's gonna be easy; especially the first day is gonna be very taxing; we'll be lucky if we make it to the hut before sunset. So look forward to some type II fun.
Last year we hung out with huskies and got some stunning photos like this one:
Read more on last year's trip report.
For this trip you should bring the gear listed on the wiki for winter overnight trips except a tent. Or check out this presentation for a more thorough explanation of what to pack. I very much encourage you to bring a helmet. Avalanche safety and teleski equipment can be rented from the club for free. (In general you should do a workhike at some point if you rent gear but you don't have to worry about that as this is a workhike.)
This trip takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw first nation.