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Re: New Year's in the Mountains

Postby Dentedvw » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:56 pm

Ryan, 2nd Tracks Sports on 3300 has a bunch of beacons, they are lightly used so the prices are good. We have purchased nearly all of our BC gear there this year, including beacons. Nothing beats a BCA tracker for ease of use, honestly. I bought an Ortovox, a simple one, and it's been great too. It makes a submarine sonar type sound when it's searching, until it hits on a signal, which is nice because you know it's working. Just a frill really, but I like it. It was $120 used. We also bought a BCA Tracker there, and it was $99.
They have the rest of what you need too, most likely. :)

As for this weekend, we are considering a simple ice climbing and mountaineering vs. touring now.
Still disappointed.
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Re: New Year's in the Mountains

Postby Ryan202 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:37 pm

Thanks for the info at 2nd Tracks Sports about the beacons. Those deals are awesome, I'll have to take a look there. Yea, I've been paying attention to the weather and UAC site this past week; with the super warm day and high winds last night I figured it was going to be crap. Hope your plans go well.
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Re: New Year's in the Mountains

Postby Dentedvw » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:03 pm

No, they fell apart. Heh! Plans are made for changing. We prepared, packed, and trekked to BCC, but the snow was bad, the avalanche forecast was bad, and it was warming rapidly. We dumped most everything, toured light up to Dog Lake all the while hearing avalanche sounds, bombs, etc. We were up, had one lap on a low aspect south facing slope with only a bit of crust and out in a few hours, taking our time and enjoying the sights. Then we had sushi with friends. :)
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