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Black Tusk hike and scramble from Cheakamus Lake · Sat. Oct. 6th - Sun. Oct. 7th

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Organized by: wills brassil.

Start: Saturday, Oct. 6th, 11:00 am
End: Sunday, Oct. 7th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: MATH 100


Hey Guys Tammo and I have been keen to climb the Black Tusk for a while now and were looking to see if anyone else wanted to come.

the details are as follows - and forgive me for any mistakes and please correct me as im from Australia so i dont know the area as well as some of you im sure.

My plan is to hike to base of the Black Task then scamble to the top.

I have spoken to a few people and they recommend hiking in from Cheakamus Lake (just south of Whistler). Spending the the afternoon of the 1st day (Saturday) making our hike on Sunday easier by cutting some distance off out trip. Setting up camp in a nice area on Saturday night, probably the Helm Creek Campsite, and celebrating Thanksgiving the Canadian way (might need a few pointers on this).

Sunday morning we will arise and now just with day packs (as we will pass our tents on the way back out), make for the summit of Black Tusk. i have been told that helmets are definitely required to do this scamble as loose rock is often kicked down by other scamblers. (bike helmets will do the trick).

if we are feeling particularly keen we can choose to either summit cinder cone as well or spend the rest of the afternoon swimming in one of the many lakes along the way, in typical VOC style (bathing suits optional)

So thats basically that... except for the fact that we are without a car at this point. so if you are coming and have a car and are willing to drive it, please let us know.

other than that hope to see lots of you there!!


Posted: 2012-10-01 21:16:50
Last modified: 2012-10-01 22:17:56