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KEES AND CLAIRE HUT Volunteers for Spring 2018 Snow Removal - Mon, May 21 2018, Tue, May 22 2018, Wed, May 23 2018, Thu, May 24 2018, Fri, May 25 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:||Mon, May 21 2018, Tue, May 22 2018, Wed, May 23 2018, Thu, May 24 2018, Fri, May 25 2018
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, May 18 2018 9:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||5 days or as long as you can stay if not 5 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:||
1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Kees & Claire Hut Pre-Build Snow Removal
Extravaganza / Camp
Session 1 May 21 - 25 (5 days)
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
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
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
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
Sleeping bag, very warm work gloves and
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:
For a slideshow on the 2017 construction, see:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!