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Keith's Hut and Vantage Peak (Class 3 Skiing and Class B Physical difficulty) · Sat. Feb. 10th - Mon. Feb. 12th

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Organized by: Vincent Chan-Ying.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 10th, 8:00 am
End: Monday, Feb. 12th, 10:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Message board faff


Keith's Hut is accessed off of the Duffey Lake Road in the South Coast Inland region. Snow in this region tends to be drier but doesn't settle as quickly as snow in the Sea to Sky region or the North Shore thus resulting in higher avalanche risk. 

Trip difficulty:

  • Class 3 Skiing: skiing sustained steep slopes (30 degrees) with sections that can be very steep (40 degrees)
  • Class B Physical Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, 5 to 8 hours of travel per day

Trip Requirements:

  1. Must have AST-1 or international equivalent of formal training. Recent practice (practice within past 3 months) in addition to formal training preferred
  2. Capable of carrying overnight pack with overnight equipment over a 3-4 hour approach 
  3. Capable of camping outside in case hut is full (have proper winter sleeping bag, winter sleeping pad, etc.)
  4. Capable of and comfortable with using an ice axe and climbing steep slopes (35-ish degrees) and capable of self arresting
  5. Capable of and comfortable with skiing steep runs (35-ish degrees, so Whistler black to double black style runs) in all snow conditions (icey, pow, crud, compact snow, etc.) with your touring setup

See trip grading here.


Posted: 2018-02-07 10:59:27
Last modified: 2018-02-07 11:01:56