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Alcoholic traverse on Skis! · Sat. May. 18th - Mon. May. 20th
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Start: Saturday, May. 18th
End: Monday, May. 20th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, May. 14th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: In or around the club room
My name is Ross and I am an addict; I just can't stop skiing...
The alcoholic traverse is a route, typically undertaken in the summer, from Brandywine to Brew (and over or past a bunch of other alcohol themed peaks). The route is gorgeous and follows a bunch of alpine ridges. We will likely modify it a little to make it more ski friendly, and alas this probably means not stopping at Brew. 25 Km over three days should be very manageable, but we will lose a bunch of time shuttling cars between the two ends of the traverse. If we find we are eating into that distance too quickly then I'm sure we can find some extra exploring possibilities, or find a good place for a few laps.
In terms of requirements for this trip:
You need not be a super strong skier (I'm not), but you do need to be comfortable going down hill on skis. If you feel good skiing blues at the resort then we should be able to make it work.
It is not necessary that every person on the trip has taken an AST or equivalent course, but we should have a high ratio of avalanche savvy participants.
Camping is not difficult. We will be camping both nights. If you don't have gear we can probably find stuff for you. If you have never camped we can probably make it work, but you should certainly let me know if this is the case. While camping is not difficult, skiing with a heavy pack is.
Enthusiasm makes everything better
We will need two cars and decent weather. Should we not get these then we shall have to think of something else to do.
Despite my usual tendencies to try and get as many people into the mountains as possible, to keep this trip manageable we shall restrict it to 10 people.