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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.
|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
|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|
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
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 /
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
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 www.spearheadhuts.org
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
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
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.
|How to Get There:|
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: http://www.spearheadhuts.org/how-
For a slideshow on the 2017 construction, see:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!