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Tricouni to Brandywine Long Weekend Traverse · Sat. Sep. 3rd - Mon. Sep. 5th

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Organized by: Joe O\'Brien.

Start: Saturday, Sep. 3rd, 6:00 am
End: Monday, Sep. 5th, 11:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom/outside clubroom

Summer is drawing to a close, and for many of us classes will begin soon. Let's spend the last weekend of summer the way we love – outside!

I've been wanting to do Tricouni and Cypress for a while now, and it seems worth extending the trip north to spend the whole weekend outside. We'll be going from Tricouni to Brandywine in the course of three days, so we'll have nearly the whole weekend in the alpine!

Day 1 will involve a bit of car faff to put a getaway car at Brandywine, and then we'll work our way up to/over/around Tricouni and Cypress before making camp somewhere along the ridge between Cypress and Fee (there's tail of a spring fed lake just beyond Cypress N2, but we'll see how far we get).

Day 2 will be spent traversing the ridge towards and around Fee.

Day 3 will have us heading up to Brandywine and then descending back down to the meadows and the getaway car.

For this trip you need expereince with backpacking, to be comfortable walking on low angle snow fields, and at least a little expereince scrambling (there are two class 3- steps that have to be negotiated and a bit more to summit the peaks).

Plan to bring all of this gear:

And this:

As well as a helmet and ice axe.

This trip was recently done the opposite way about by another VOCer, so we've got good beta to go over at the pre-trip. Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll be posting useful information on the message board as I find it.

Posted: 2016-08-25 18:23:34
Last modified: 2016-08-25 18:27:06