Spearhead Traverse – Extended Version

March 17th 2023


Description

This is a 4-day Spearhead Traverse including 3 travel days and a day trip from a base camp.

 

Please email me describing your fit with the requirements below.

 

Requirements:

-Good attitude

-Ability to ski Black runs off-piste, in control with a multi-day pack

-High fitness for 4 consecutive days of travel with a multi-day pack

-AST 1 equivalent or better

-Glacier travel training (indoor is ok, outdoor is preferred)

 

Recommendations:

-Prior traverse experience

-Prior winter camping experience

-Chocolate for the leader!

 

Itinerary:

-Day 1: Ride the Blackcomb lifts, then ski to a camp on the Platform Gl

-Day 2: Ski the Shudder Gl. Time and energy permitting, ski Mt Alex Philips or Tremor Mtn

-Day 3: Ski to a camp on the Diavolo Gl. Ski Mt Cheakamus. A summit of Mt MacBeth is also possible.

-Day 4: Ski to Whistler village.

 

This trip will be cancelled, postponed or shortened if conditions are not appropriate for an alpine traverse.

 

Costs:

-Fuel/ depreciation compensation for drivers

-Parking in Whistler

-$40 backcountry pass to access the Blackcomb lifts

-BC Parks backcountry passes

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