The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Exodus Traverse - Wed, May 22 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:
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Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Exodus traverse/ Squamish River headwaters
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 22 2019  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 20 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Up to 5 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Very 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: 2 (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.

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 5 days;

4) Strong technical ski ability;

5) Crevasse rescue training (minimum dry training but those with real training have preference);

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

7) 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 S500 or S910 branches of Squamish Main FSR.

Then drive to the trailhead at the end of the Dipper and Carnival Creek FSRs. Hike and skin to a camp in the vicinity of Exodus Peak.

Day 2: Possible summit of Exodus Peak. Skin to a camp near Torah Peak.

Day 3: Summit and ski the north face of Torah (hopefully more than once).

Day 4: Descend the Squamish Glacier and skin to a camp near Mt Callaghan.

Day 5: Descend to the second car on the Squamish Main FSR, retrive the first car and drive squamish for dinner.

There are a couple of ways to shorten this trip including cutting the ski day on Torah Peak and exiting near Little Ring Mountain rather than travelling over the Mount Callaghan summit plateau. These two changes create a 3 day trip though it would be nice to explore this remote area.

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:
good attitude, touring gear, avi gear, glacier gear, overnight gear, ski crampons, food for 5 days,
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Chocolate for the leader.

- 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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