The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mt St Helens- Oregon/Portland area - Fri, Apr 5 2019, Sat, Apr 6 2019, Sun, Apr 7 2019

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The Basics:
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Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Marble Mountain trailhead, Oregon
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 5 2019, Sat, Apr 6 2019, Sun, Apr 7 2019  4:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 4:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 3 2019 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Michael
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Member Cost:$22.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 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)

Mt St Helens is an amazing place being the easiest volcano to climb within driving distance from Vancouver..:)
***Some snowshoers will join us for the trip, but not for the climb, as they will do some easy going trail around the trailhead: feel free to come with your significant other if they enjoy snowshoeing and good food in Portland.***
The plan is to drive on Friday(after work) to Woodland,OR and stay the night there(there are a few motels in town that you need to book on your own: use and choose free cancelation option as the trip might get canceled if the forecast is not good): you could as well camp near the trailhead, but I won't be doing

The next day, Saturday, will climb via the regular winter route: Worm Flows route.

I plan to drive to Portland on Saturday, after the ski trip, and stay the night there enjoying the amazing food options they have, but you are free to do whatever you want, of course. Sunday we'll be driving home.
This is a trip for intermediate(min of 2 seasons in the backcountry- at least 10 trips) and advanced BC skiers only. We won't do any crazy chutes but you should be able to ski black runs under any type of conditions and maintain a moderate-fast pace the whole trip.

Elevation gain: around 1600m Distance: around 16km

Required Items to Bring:
MUST have AST1 training
Shovel, probe and avi beacon
First aid kit for 2
Headlamp with spare batteries
Emergency bivvy
Passport/Nexus card
Ski Crampons and boot crampons
Ice Axe
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
personal two-way radio, helmet

How to Get There:
Event Directions: backcountry- skiing-mount-st-helens/
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):1100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 4:00 PM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $275.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Tuesday, May 21, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

If you are a driver please do not sign up unless you are 100% you will come, as other people depend on you to drive!
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$22.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$22.00/Person
Cost Includes:permit fee based on 5 people group.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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