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Annual Veenstra Moderate Friendly Summer Traverse - Valentine Gates · Sat. Jul. 9th - Sun. Jul. 10th

Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened

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Organized by: Christian Veenstra.

Start: Saturday, Jul. 9th
End: Sunday, Jul. 10th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jul. 6th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Spanish Banks beside the VOC BBQ - where Tolmie meets the ocean MAP

That's right - the Annual Veenstra Summer Traverse!

See the wiki page for full details, especially about trip difficulty and the committed nature of traverses in general. If you are not sure email me, or better yet - post on the message board.

No, this trip isn't about traversing the gates of our noble president's heart (although you can always hope) - it's an alpine traverse of the beautiful Place Glacier area from Valentine Lake to Gates Lake.

We’ll need a variety of different kinds of people to make this trip happen. Mostly we’ll need:

* Good hikers
* People who can get up earlier than everybody else and do a car shuttle. Ideally we leave 1 getaway car for every 5 drivers.
* People who can drive, still getting up pretty early (although not quite as early as the shuttlers) whisking us safely in between the city and the mountains.
* People who know things about glaciers, preferably who also bring their own ropes. Ideally we’d have 2 of these people per rope... but maybe we’ll have to be satisfied with fewer.
* People who own tents, and people who own stoves, and are willing to share
* Keen people who’ve never been on a glacier before to remind us old timers of the magic and wonder we might not feel ourselves anymore, just from being on a glacier.
* Attractive young ladies, to keep our spirits high
* Attractive young men, because ladies don’t do it for everybody

Go ahead and indicate your interest here, and if you are one of those "special types" indicated who we need to make this trip happen (especially drivers). We will sort out who's actually coming at the pre-trip, but please if you are no longer interested then remove your name - it makes the job of organizing so much easier.

Posted: 2011-05-10 00:07:06
Last modified: 2011-07-05 20:15:49