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Intro to Back Country Skiing · Sat. Jan. 21st - Sun. Jan. 22nd

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Organized by: Phil Tomlinson.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 21st
End: Sunday, Jan. 22nd
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: ANGU 334


Intro to Back Country Skiing - it's one of the trips rapidly approaching legendary status. Last year someone almost died of hypothermia, and the year before Search and Rescue had to help extract a VOCer who injured himself setting up his tent (no joke).

The focus of this trip is to introduce people to back country skiing. There will be not huts involved, we're spending the night in tents. We practice skiing and will discuss things like picking destinations, picking camp locations and a little bit about things like party dynamics and how to handle emergencies.

Note: Like all VOC Trips, there are NO PROFESSIONALS. Experienced club members will provide you with their opinions on things, but remember that they're just that, opinions from some randome person who claims to know what they're doing. This is no replacement for building your own experience base, reading books and taking professional courses.

I'm looking for two types of participant: 'I am reasonably experienced and am willing to show people how I do stuff' and 'I am not very experienced and want to see how other people do stuff'. When you sign up, please indicate which box you fit in. This trip is capped at a maximum of 20, 5 'somewhat experienced' and 15 'less experienced'. If demand is huge (likely) and we have adequate 'experienced type people', then we will run a second (or even third), parallel trip like we have for the past couple of years.

Not sure if this is the trip for you? Post your questions on the message board and I'll do my best to answer quickly.

Posted: 2011-11-23 16:42:38
Last modified: 2012-01-17 15:58:12