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Ski Touring Panorama Ridge - Intermediate-Advanced Friendly! · Sat. Dec. 9th - Sun. Dec. 10th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning, this trip has been cancelled : Rising freezing levels up to and over 2500m. Increased risk of avalanche and other ski injuries. Going climbing instead.
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Start: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Dec. 10th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Message board faff
- Avalanche Safety Training Level 1
- At least one season of ski touring experience
- Comfortable and copetent riding a slope rated black diamond difficulty (30-35 degrees) in a variety of snow conditions (powder, wet snow, corn, ice, hardpack, variable conditions, etc)
- Comfortable hiking a day with a fully-loaded 50L+ overnight pack weighing approximately 30-40 lbs up terrain that ranges in steepness from 5-35 degrees for the length of the trip with rest breaks every 30-60 minutes
- Be comfortable and competent survival riding through tight trees in all snow conditions
- Previous winter camping experience
- Moderate to high fitness
- Avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
- Touring skis (splitboarders are okay ;))
- Winter Overnight Equipment
What to expect:
- Approx. 4 hour approach to Taylor Meadows or Garibaldi Lake (approx. 1000m elevation gain)
- A rad potluck in one of the warming huts
- A late alpine start (wake up 5am or earlier) for Panorama Ridge
- Maybe getting some rad turns in if avalanche conditions allow
Want to explore beautiful ridges and burn those quads, all on touring skis? Look no further! Ski touring Panorama Ridge will provide ample challenge for your quads and noggin' while we grind our way up the infamous Rubble Creek switchbacks, practice safe terrain selection and travel routes, and take in the panoramic view from the top!
Not convinced? Check out these sweet pics from around the web:
I rest my case. List equipment that you can share (tent, spare sleeping bags, winter stoves and pots, etc.) on the message board to facilitate organization!
Who: Experienced backcountry skiers comfortable with travelling and riding in simple to challenging terrain.
What: An overnight backcountry ski trip to one of the most pristine and beautiful locations in Garibaldi Park.
When: Saturday December 9th, starting 8am and finishing Sunday December 10th around 6pm.
Why: Did you see the pictures above?
How: Come and experience the magic!
*Note: The trip states that the maximum number of participants is set for 8 participants. This cap is absolutely neccessary for winter backcountry trips that travel in potentially risky terrain, and I will not exceed this number for this trip. Hence, if you sign up as "Committed," it DOES NOT guarantee a spot on the trip; though if you sign up as "Committed" early and prove to have all the proper pre-reqs, then you'll have a increased likelihood of attending the trip.*