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The Spearhead Traverse · Sat. Apr. 15th - Sun. Apr. 16th

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Organized by: Shane Monks O\\\'Byrne.

Start: Saturday, Apr. 15th
End: Sunday, Apr. 16th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Apr. 12th, 7:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Couches outside the clubroom


The Spearhead is a classic. First completed in 1964 over the course of 9 days by members of the Varsity Outdoors Club, its only right a trip be organized on this, the centenial year. 

We will do it in two days, Alpine start on Saturday, camp that night and back home in your own beds by Sunday. I don't plan on doing the single day route as it is dangerous - traversing some crevasses in parallel rather than across them. This may add a few kilometers to the journey, but it's guarenteed safer.

Who should sign up?

  • It's 34km in total and with altitude gain and loss it's a Hefty undertaking. The commited should be in good physical condition. 
  • Crevasse rescue is a must. I will be holding a recap session indoors before the trip. Most likely at the pre-trip.
  • AST1 is a must.
  • Should also be an intermediate skier. 

Previous winter camping is recommended.

If you don't have a Whistler season pass, you will need to purchase a backcountry pass. You buy this on the day for about 60$ I believe. 

I understand that exams are on at this time, but it's a weekend, try and make it out! Life's too short to fill your time with schoolbooks. 

Also, the groupsize will be either 6 or 8, depending on what I decide.

Posted: 2017-03-21 08:11:39
Last modified: 2017-04-23 17:29:18