The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

KEES AND CLAIRE HUT Volunteers for Spring 2018 Snow Removal - Fri, May 18 2018, Sat, May 19 2018, Sun, May 20 2018, Mon, May 21 2018

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Social
Event Location:Russet Lake, Garibaldi Prov. Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 18 2018, Sat, May 19 2018, Sun, May 20 2018, Mon, May 21 2018  6:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 15 2018 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 days or as long as you can stay if not 4 days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Brian Liu
Rob Brusse
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Kees & Claire Hut Pre-Build Snow Removal Extravaganza / Camp

Session 1 May 18 - 21 (4 days - Victoria Day weekend)

We have only a narrow (June-September) construction window and a very tight work schedule to complete the shell construction of the Kees and Claire Hut at Russet Lake by the time snow flies this fall.

Sign up below and join us for a few days of camaraderie, work and play at the Kees and Claire Hut pre-construction snow removal extravaganza and camp.

There will be three sessions listed on the calendar. If the dates for one camp don't work for you, consider another that fits your timetable. The purpose is to remove the winter's snow accumulation from the foundations constructed last summer as well as around the immediate perimeter, so that construction of the hut can begin promptly June 1st.

While you're thinking about how great it will be to help ready the site in a fantastic spring mountain setting, why not consider asking a friend to come along too?

We don't yet know for sure how much snow there will be at the work site, so current plans are preliminary and may change as we get additional information closer to event date .

Snow cover and work estimates for the work area will be updated and posted here beginning around May 1st or as soon as reliable information becomes available.

Whistler area weather forecasts can be accessed through this link.

Updates to proposed work plans can also be found by clicking on this link to

Participants will ski (or snowshoe) into the Kees and Claire Hut site at Russet Lake from the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain.

Our budget this year is extremely tight
However, Spearhead Huts organizers will arrange transport up the mountain, by truck or complimentary gondola ticket.
AND, there will be support to fly in tents and additional needed equipment into the work site.

Required Items to Bring:

Personal Gear to Bring
Skis, skins, AVI Kit (beacon Shovel Probe)or Snowshoes or Splitboards
If you don't want to wreck you ski boots bring WORK BOOTS
Sleeping bag, very warm work gloves and clothes
change of insulated clothing for after work
Stove, Pots, Fuel, Food
Personal toiletries, sunscreen, sunglasses
Headlamps, communications gear, battery and solar rechargers

Communal Gear provided by SHS organizers
Tents and sleeping pads
Shovels, sleds to remove snow

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Camera. Notebook.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Meet at Lot 4 Whistler Village....TIME TBD

Drivers are asked to pay for 1 day of parking and leave an overnight parking sign (to be provided by SHS organizers) on dashboard of their car.

Please Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Brian Liu, for full details and directions. See: you-can-help/volunteer-sign-up/

For a slideshow on the 2017 construction, see:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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