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Winter Longhike 2020 · Sat. Jan. 11th - Sun. Jan. 12th

Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened

Warning, this trip has been cancelled : High avalanche risk

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Organized by: Diego Adleson.

Start: Saturday, Jan. 11th, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Jan. 12th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: BUCH B208


This is a relaxed intro to winter camping and snow caving sleeping. Do you miss Rock party at the end of September when those summer memories were still fresh, and when you could still go out and camp without a bazillion leyers? Have you never camped in the winter? Are you curious to sleep in the snow (on top of it, next to it or even UNDER IT)? Do you like mulled wine? This is the trip for you.

Those who are keen can build their own snow caves to sleep during the night, but people can also bring tent. 

The trip will involve a hike into the Seymour backcountry (or another location weather depending) where you can build your own snow cave for the night followed by dinner, singing, and generally staying warm. We will hike out the next morning. This is a beginner friendly trip so people that are new to the club and winter activities are more than welcome. Trip is suitable for skiers or snowshoers, but we do not encourage skiing or going on your own walks if you do not have AST 1 and previous avalanche awareness experience.

Note that we are in the Backcountry and that you will be responsible to stay with the group, bring some warm (dry) clothes and shovel/sleeping gear. Details about what to bring will be discussed during the pre trip meeting BUCH B208

You can find some inspiration about how to build a snow cave here and here. Make sure to bring a spare pair of gloves to keep all digits warm:-) 


Also here is the VOC wiki winter Longhike page. Be sure to read the "Equipment List" section to get an idea of what to bring. Remember COTTON KILLS.

Be safe and have fun!


Posted: 2019-11-25 14:47:07
Last modified: 2020-01-10 14:25:54