Archive:Beginner Friendly Easter Trip To Sphinx

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Why? What? Huh?

"Hopefully lots of this".

Many people will be done with exams by Easter Weekend, and the snowpack will only get thinner from here-so why not ski while there still is some? (and if you're not done with exams, come anyway!)

Three days will mean that we'll have plenty of time to ski as opposed to skiing in all of first day then skiing out the next day.

We'll be heading up to Burton Hut for the long weekend, where it will be cozy and hopefully not too crowded. We might climb one of the Deception peaks while we are there.

While this is beginner-friendly, I would really appreciate a hand in leading from more experienced people-plus, you'll get to get out too and make the club a better place...

If you have any questions, email me (queen-of-all-penguins at hotmail) or on the forums thread.


The pretrip meeting is Wednesday April 20nd, 6:15pm, in the clubroom. If you can't make it, make sure to contact me/work out food groups with someone (unless you're self-sufficient of course). Please don't be late!

The trip is April 22th - 25th, 2011

Equipment List

For an another reference on what to bring, click on this link: Gear Lists.

To bring (All are required unless otherwise stated):

  • A set of non-cotton clothes
  • Mid-layer (Fleece/wool)
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Socks that are not cotton.
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Down jacket (optional)
  • Hut booties (optional but apparently awesome)
  • Toque/hat
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Avi safety gear (Beacon, Probe, Shovel-please know how to use them).
  • Spare batteries
  • Food (two dinners, three lunches, and two breakfasts + Snacks.)
  • Backcountry ski set (boots, skins, skis, poles...)
  • Sleeping bag + mat

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