Guthega Backcountry

Difficulty: Moderate +

Skier Ability: Strong Intermediate

Duration: 6.5 hours

Elevation: 1000m +

Distance: 10 km +

Fitness Level: Good

Group Size: 1 - 5 people

This tour is about laying down some backcountry turns building on the skills & experience learnt from the BC Intro tour & more focused on getting descents. This tour is ideal if you have some BC experience but are unsure where to go next. This area is easily accessible from our HQ & has many good lines with a variety of aspects. It is a guided experience more than a course, you won’t be schooled but you will still be instructed on techniques to improve your skills.

 

Guiding Topics

  • Ascending techniques

    • Traversing

    • Climbing angle

    • Pole techniques

  • Transitioning

  • Descent strategies

  • Route selection

  • Contingency plans

  • Emergency Response

 

Intended Location

  • Guthega River/Mt Tate area

  • Pounds Ck

 

Rating: Moderate +

Requires a stronger level of fitness. Distances about 10km+ with climbs around 1000+ vertical meters

 

Duration: 6.5hrs approx, distances include descents which is generally half the total distance

Meeting Place

  • Start: Guthega SMBC HQ 8:30a.m.

    • Brief

    • Equip familiarisation

    • Route overview

Experience Required

  • More challenging distances & climbs

 

Group Size

  • 1:5 guide to client ratio

Provided

  • Backpack

 

Needs

  • See ”EQUIP LIST" below

  • Alpine Touring skis, climbing skins

       & adjustable poles​ for hire

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