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Ski Touring The Gargoyles - Intermediate Friendly! · Sat. Dec. 16th - Sun. Dec. 17th

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Organized by: Vincent Chan-Ying.

Start: Saturday, Dec. 16th, 8:00 am
End: Sunday, Dec. 17th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Message board faff


Trip pre-requisites:

  1. Avalanche Safety Training Level 1
  2. Previous winter camping experience
  3. Moderate fitness 

Equipment Required:

  1. Avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
  2. Touring skis (splitboarders are okay ;))
  3. Winter Overnight Equipment (you can rent a winter sleeping bag from MEC if you don't have a warm enough bag) 

What to expect:

  1. Approx. 6 hour approach to Elfin Lakes (approx. 600m elevation gain over 11km)
  2. rad potluck in one of the following: a teepee, snow cave, or the Elfin Lakes Hut
  3. A late alpine start (wake up 7am or earlier) for The Gargoyles or other skiable slopes depending on avalanche conditions

Dreaming of skiing through a winter wonderland? Ever wanted to build a snowcave or quinzee and sleep in it?! Elfin Lakes is where all of those dreams can come true! 

Trip Information

Who: Developing backcountry skiers with AST-1 and moderate fitness, comfortable with travelling and riding in simple to challenging terrain. 

What: Getting better acquainted with winter camping and ski touring in a relatively safe environment (there's a heated hut nearby in case people get hypothermic for whatever reason)

When: Saturday December 16th, starting 8am and finishing Sunday December 17th around 6pm. 

Why: Don't you want to ski in beautiful backcountry terrain?!?!

How: Ask questions, be prepared, and get out there! 

List equipment that you can share (tent, spare sleeping bags, winter stoves and pots, etc.) on the message board to facilitate organization!

*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.*

Posted: 2017-11-25 23:56:19
Last modified: 2017-11-25 23:58:57