The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Ashlu/ Elaho Divide - Fri, May 3 2019

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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:Skiing
Event Location:Ashlu/ Elaho Divide
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 3 2019  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 7 2019 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 days - but allow a 6 day window
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Marcus Tomlinson
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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: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Please read the entire trip description before signing up.

Being first on the waitlist does not guarantee you a spot.

Please have flexibility in your schedule for 2 additional days on Monday May 6 and Tuesday May 7th for a larger window for this trip.

The group is limited to 4 people due to the car shuttle. At least 1 other AWD or 4WD vehicle with a capacity of 4 people plus gear is needed. I may expand the group but this may require another vehicle and trip to place cars for the car shuttle.

All participants are expected to have:

1) AST1 equivalent or better;

2) Prior touring experience;

3) Adequate fitness to carry a multi- day pack for 4 days;

4) Strong technical ski ability to ski double-black runs under any conditions;

5) Crevasse rescue training;

6) A willingness to share equipment, including tents, to lighten the load for the group; and

Prior multi-day ski trip experience.

It is highly beneficial but not required to have:

1) Winter camping experience.

The tentative itinerary is:

Day 1: Meet in Vancouver, drive up the Squamish Valley Road to leave a car at the exit of the trip near the A-100 branch of the Ashlu Road.

Then drive to the trailhead at the E- 200 Branch of the Elaho FSR. If possible we will drive up the E-200 Branch to shorten the approach.

Hike and skin to a camp near Icecap Peak. This is a big day with upwards of 2200m of gain and 11km of travel depending on how far up the E-200 branch we can drive.

Day 2: Explore the peaks and glaciers around Icecap Peak including Porterhouse, Ashlu and Amicus.

Day 3: Skin to a camp near Zig Zag Peak, bagging some peaks along the way.

Day 4: Exit by skiing down Buck Mountain to the car left near branch A- 100. Shuttle to branch E-200 to get the second car.

Participants will be screened. If we have not skied together recently, or at all, please send an email to me describing your general fitness, touring experience and ski ability (the little box on the ACC website may not be enough).

This trip requires good visibility, a 'Moderate' or better alpine avalanche forecast and for the FSRs to be clear of snow. The trip may be cancelled, the dates changed or relocated if conditions are not favourable.

Required Items to Bring:
Avi gear, touring gear, good attitude, headlamp, overnight gear including tents, extra clothes, stoves, 4 days of food.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- 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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