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A Womyn's Ski Traverse: Callaghan-Brandywine · Sat. Apr. 25th - Sun. Apr. 26th
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Start: Saturday, Apr. 25th
End: Sunday, Apr. 26th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 21st, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room
The idea is to do a spring ski traverse minus the boys. It seems that oftentimes outdoor trips end up with pretty skewed gender ratios. I'm curious to see what it would be like to join up with fellow rad mountain womyn and go on a sweet traverse-maybe you are too?
I'm looking at doing the Callaghan-Brandywine Traverse-I've avoided this area for skiing for the most part, since I've heard that snowmobiles can put a bit of a damper on the wilderness experience. However [url=http://richso.blogspot.ca/2015/03/powdercap-traverse.html]this recent trip report[/url] got me psyched to check it out anyway. (These guys did Brandywine-Callaghan, but I think it would be better if we did it in reverse (net elevation loss, logging road access, etc.))
Mount Cayley along the traverse route. Photo by Richard So
Callaghan-Brandywine should involve about 24km, ~1650m/1950m elevation gain/loss, possibly more depending on how the roads are.
This is an advanced/keen beginner friendly trip. If you're not sure, the following list suggests useful things to have knowledge with, though perhaps not uber-necessary if you're tough and there are enough experienced folks on the trip (which it looks like there will be):
- Having backpacked overnight before (i.e. hiking with food/sleeping bag/tent/etc., and sleeping outside. Doesn't have to be winter camping)
- Having gone backcountry skiing before, a day trip at least, just so you know what to expect.
- Some ability in controlling your skis. You don't need to ski uber well, just enough to stay upright enough to stay out of trouble.
- Glacier/Avalanche awareness/open eyes/ears
There will be a pre-trip meeting on Tuesday April 21th. 6:30pm in the club room. Looking forward to meeting and getting to know yous.