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The whole team ready to snowshoe up into the mountains on Saturday. The goal was the lake directly below the glacier seen in the far center of this photo – a 5 km. hike with a 1,200 ft. elevation gain (mostly in the final 2 kms.). Three members turned around at about the 1/4 mark. Before they returned to base, we had a little avalanche discussion on an open 32 degree snowfield. The members that carried on had the right mountain climbing snowshoes to get themselves up some fairly steep slopes (and, more importantly, to be able walk straight down those slopes without sustaining a serious fall).

From left to right: Mountaineer Scout Tavish, Scouter Jason, Mountaineer Scout Simon, Scouters Charles and Jamie, Event Leader Tim Driscoll and Scouters Suzey and Dennis.

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