|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 day on Tuesday April 23rd and Wednesday April 24th 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.