Archive:Advanced Friendly Trip to Black Tusk Meadows

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Richard is organizing an intermediate-advanced friendly skiing trip to the Black Tusk meadows. People interested in participating should have winter camping skills, have carried an overnight pack and have been on backcountry skis before and can handle all kinds of Coastal snow (elephant snot, crust, ice, etc). You should be moderately cynical, and have a relatively low tolerance for suffering, and with moderate amounts of enthusiasm only. Note that there will be approximately 15 hours of darkness, so this is a good chance to catch up on sleep.

This should be a trip will the first of a series of Richard's Skiing Adventures (RSA) this winter. Ideally you should be comfortable with the idea of hiking for a few hours to get to the snowline, can deal with your own blisters, and not faff too much. But not too keen that you want to climb the Black Tusk. Early mornings, dark nights, cold fingers, numb toes, and breakable crust guaranteed.

We will organize tents (4 season only), stoves, rides, dinners at the trip meeting. You should have your own skis and boots that are compatible with your feet.

If the weather changes and it's going to be miserable and cold and wet, we may change this to a daytrip to somewhere else.


This trip is cancelled.

Equipment List

See Gear_lists#ski_tent_trip. You need this stuff to survive, really.

Note that you can borrow equipment from the club for free. Gear_rental does require a cash deposit, however.

Please consult the above links for all information regarding proper skiing clothing and gear. In winter especially, none of your clothing should be made out of cotton. Anything wool or synthetic is probably safe. Just remember, Cotton Kills.

Stuff you need from the club probably includes:

  • Skis (bindings are adjustable, ask when you pick them up, make sure they fit your boots)
  • Skins (ask the QM - they let your skis go uphill, quite necessary for this trip. Make sure they fit your skis)
  • Boots (make sure they fit your feet, and your skis)
  • Poles
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Avy transceiver

Please also wear a bright red/orange/yellow/green ski jacket if you own one.

Sign Up

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There will be a maximum group size of 8 people for this trip. We'll all go up together, but will ski in two separate groups of four each day. Please do not sign up unless you know you will have skis, can be at the trip meeting, and will not bail on the weekend (unless we all decide the weather sucks).

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  3. Richard So
  4. Champagne (Tentative)