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Friday April 08, 2011
Start: 04/08/2011 8:00 am

Plan to ski up the north fork of Big Pine Creek to a campsite somewhere between First Lake and Seventh Lake, depending mostly on how far the road is open. Snow camp Friday night, climb Cloudripper Saturday, ski out and return home Sunday. Leaders will be on skis.

Requires high altitude experience (camp will be 10-11,000 ft), excellent physical condition, avalanche safety training, winter snow travel and climbing skills.

Leader: Louise Wholey, louisewholey@yahoo.com

Co-leader: Stephane Mouradian, smouradian@hotmail.com

Saturday April 09, 2011

Plan to ski up the north fork of Big Pine Creek to a campsite somewhere between First Lake and Seventh Lake, depending mostly on how far the road is open. Snow camp Friday night, climb Cloudripper Saturday, ski out and return home Sunday. Leaders will be on skis.

Requires high altitude experience (camp will be 10-11,000 ft), excellent physical condition, avalanche safety training, winter snow travel and climbing skills.

Leader: Louise Wholey, louisewholey@yahoo.com

Co-leader: Stephane Mouradian, smouradian@hotmail.com

Sunday April 10, 2011
Start: 04/08/2011 8:00 am
End: 04/10/2011 6:00 pm

Plan to ski up the north fork of Big Pine Creek to a campsite somewhere between First Lake and Seventh Lake, depending mostly on how far the road is open. Snow camp Friday night, climb Cloudripper Saturday, ski out and return home Sunday. Leaders will be on skis.

Requires high altitude experience (camp will be 10-11,000 ft), excellent physical condition, avalanche safety training, winter snow travel and climbing skills.

Leader: Louise Wholey, louisewholey@yahoo.com

Co-leader: Stephane Mouradian, smouradian@hotmail.com

Tuesday April 12, 2011
Start: 04/12/2011 7:30 pm
End: 04/12/2011 9:30 pm

Dave Riggs will share images, anecdotes and a regular guy's perspective on the path to climb and ski in all terrain and all conditions.

Dave lives in Truckee. He's been fortunate to call the Sierra home and visit the Alps, Andes, Himalaya, and Alaska. He currently serves as the board chair of the Community Committee for the American Alpine Club and was formerly the chair of the Sierra Nevada Section of the American Alpine Club.

Sunday April 17, 2011
Start: 04/17/2011 8:30 am

This was slated to happen on the spring weekend in March but
the weather did not cooperate. I am hoping for a better weather window
this time around.

Day trip on snow, ice-axe, crampons, skis or snowshoes. Skis with
skins or snowshoes needed for the approach then ice-axe and
crampons for the summit area.

Meet at 8.30am at Carson Pass Sno-Park on Highway-88, ready to go.
To park there you will need a sno-park permit. They are strict about this
and you will be cited (heavy fine) in case you do not have a sno-park permit.

Friday April 22, 2011
Start: 04/22/2011 8:00 am

Another prized winter 14er. Winter backcoutry travel and snowcamping skills highly recommended.

This is an intermediate/advanced trip and you must have
previous crampon/ice axe experience. You should have a solid

Saturday April 23, 2011

Another prized winter 14er. Winter backcoutry travel and snowcamping skills highly recommended.

This is an intermediate/advanced trip and you must have
previous crampon/ice axe experience. You should have a solid

Sunday April 24, 2011
Start: 04/22/2011 8:00 am
End: 04/24/2011 6:00 pm

Another prized winter 14er. Winter backcoutry travel and snowcamping skills highly recommended.

This is an intermediate/advanced trip and you must have
previous crampon/ice axe experience. You should have a solid

Friday April 29, 2011
Start: 04/29/2011 8:00 am

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6,000') and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10,800'). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13,127'), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. If we have time, we’ll also attempt the often seen but rarely visited Mount Mary Austin. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Saturday April 30, 2011

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6,000') and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10,800'). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13,127'), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. If we have time, we’ll also attempt the often seen but rarely visited Mount Mary Austin. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Sunday May 01, 2011
Start: 04/29/2011 8:00 am
End: 05/01/2011 6:00 pm

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6,000') and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10,800'). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13,127'), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. If we have time, we’ll also attempt the often seen but rarely visited Mount Mary Austin. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Start: 05/01/2011 8:00 am
End: 05/01/2011 7:00 pm

We will climb the peak in one day. Snowshoes or skis will be necessary. We will bring crampons because they might be useful on the summit block. We will start at the old ski chalet at 8 am and be back before dark.

Contact George Van Gorden at gvangorden@gmail.com.

Saturday May 07, 2011
Start: 05/07/2011 9:00 am

May 7-8, 2011 (Sat-Sun)

Spend the weekend practicing with ice axe and crampons at Carson Pass. Camp
overnight at Cyrstal Springs Campground on the other side of the pass. The
second day we will climb a peak. For those who want to come for Saturday only,
that is possible. Bring your own gear, including a waterproof layer since self
arrest practice involves lying down in snow. Coaching is provided, but
participants are expected to have studied the skills in advance.

Contact Kelly Maas at kamaas444@sbcglobal.net or 408-378-5311

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