Archive:BrewHut Feb17 2007

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Tim is organizing a beginner trip to Brew Hut. People interested in participating should have some winter camping skills, have carried an over night pack and have been on backcountry skis before. Hopefully it won't take us 17.5 hours.

Trip Participants

  1. Tim
  2. Mirella
  3. Stefan
  4. Paige Morrow
  5. Malcolm
  6. Seppel
  7. Andre
  8. Jeff


Please indicate here if you have a car, where you are leaving from and how many people you can transport.

Drivers Name [email, location leaving from, # of people]

Tim [[email protected], North Vancouver, takes 4]

  1. Tim
  2. Mirella
  3. Paige
  4. Stefan

Sebastian [North Vancouver, takes 4]

  1. Sebastian
  2. Malcolm

Equipment List

This list was taken from the "Intro_to_Backcountry_Skiing"


In winter especially, none of your clothing should be made out of cotton. Anything synthetic is safe. Just remember, Cotton Kills.


  • sleeping pad
  • sleeping bag (rated for winter or 3 season if you sleep warm)


  • warm jacket (fleece or down)
  • warm pants (fleece or thick long underwear)
  • long underwear
  • layers (fleece or wool sweaters)
  • toque, mitts (2 pairs, or a set of waterproof shells)
  • warm socks (2 pairs, wool/wool mix)
  • waterproof jacket (goretex or coated nylon)
  • waterproof pants (goretex or coated nylon)
  • gaiters
  • good waterproof boots (wax them before the trip) or ski boots
  • goggles (optional)
  • sunglasses


  • skis and skins
  • poles


  • cup, bowl, spoon, knife
  • toothbrush etc.
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle (1L)
  • lunch, snacks, breakfast, dinner contribution (in winter you will need 2500-3500 calories per day, fat-rich stuff keeps you warm)
  • headlamp
  • garbage bags - bring a few, these are useful for everything
  • gas money for your driver
  • spare batteries for headlamp, beacon and anything else that uses 'em

Avalanche Safety Gear

  • avalanche transceiver
  • shovel
  • probe (optional)

Per Cooking Group

  • stove + fuel + lighter (you'd be surprised how often one of these stays home)
  • pots