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Mount Robson June, 2015. Mount Robson 2015 Who is able to attend? Any interested Grade 6/7 students. Priority will be given to students from Mr. Clough’s.

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1 Mount Robson June, 2015

2 Mount Robson 2015 Who is able to attend? Any interested Grade 6/7 students. Priority will be given to students from Mr. Clough’s and Ms. Huber’s classes. This ensures that interested Grade 7 students will have a chance to go on this trip before leaving Southridge. We have the ability to bring approximately 35 students up the mountain. Once we have numbers from Divs 13 and 14 we can fill any open spots with students from Mr. Bellavance’s class. Will there be a trip next year? We hope so but can’t guarantee it. That is why all the Gr. 6/7s have the option to go this year. If I do this trip again next year, students who attended this year may go again.

3 Trip Overview Dates: June 16 th – June 19 th 2015 June 15 th Monday All supplies need to be brought to school. Packs will be checked by a peer and a teacher to make sure that each student has all of the necessary supplies. June 16 th – travel and hike to Whitehorn June 17 th, 18 th travel & day hikes June 19 th – travel.

4 Tuesday, June 16 th June 16 th Tuesday At school by 5:45am, on bus and leave at 6:00am 10:30 - am arrive at Mt. Robson Info Center. Lunch 11:00pm – Trail orientation 12:00pm – Begin hike to Whitehorn 5:30pm – 7:00 arrive at camp. Set-up tents and dinner 7:00pm – 8:30pm Walk to White Falls 8:30pm – 9:00pm – brush teeth, Free time 9:00pm – in tents

5 Wednesday, June 17 th June 17 th Wednesday Wake up at 7:30am, eat breakfast and pack up camp. 8:30 – 2:30 ~ 4:30 Hike to Berg Lake/Robson Pass with a stop at Emperor Falls 4:30 – 5:30 set up camp and optional hike to Toboggan Falls 5:30 – 6:30 Dinner 6:30 – 7:30 Free time 7:30 – 9:30pm Card Games in tent groups 10:00pm Brush teeth, in tents

6 Thursday, June 18 th June 18 th Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 Wake up 8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast 9:30 – 4:00 Day hikes to Robson Glacier, Toboggan Falls, Mum Basin and Hargreaves Caves 4:00 – 5:30pm Rest and Free Time 5:30 – 6:30 Dinner 6:30 – 9:00 Card games free time 9:00pm Brush teeth, in tents

7 Friday, June 19 th June 19 th Friday up at 6:00am 6:00 – 7:00am breakfast, cleanup and pack up camp 7:00am – 2:00pm Hike down to info center 2:00-2:30pm get on bus stop at Visitor’s Centre parents with ETA once we are in cell range 6:00 – 6:30pm arrive at Southridge

8 School Supplied Equipment Backpack – 50L+ hiking pack. Must fit properly and have a waist strap. Sleeping Bag – sleeping bag rated for – 4 o C or colder. (The School has 10) Sleeping Pad – roll up foam or self-inflating sleeping mattress. (The School has 19) Hiking Poles – Not a necessity but highly advised. (The School has 17 sets) Tents – Nimbus 5 Tents hold 5-6 students

9 Required Equipment Hydro Bladder & 1 Water Bottle or 2 Water Bottles Basic First Aid Kit including: Sterile Bandages Gauze Benzo wipes Gloves Mole Skin/Blister Care (very important) Triangle Bandage (Optional) Hiking Boots Headlamp/Flashlight Rain gear Extra shoe laces 1 Long Sleeved Shirt (Thermal) 1 T-Shirt 1 Sweater (wool if possible or Polyester. Not Cotton ) 1 Pair of shorts (Shorts worn with long underwear = pants) 3-4 Pairs of Socks (Wool Hiking Socks are recommended) 1 Pair of sock liners ( not required but are great for preventing blisters) 1 Pair of Long Underwear (Thermal) Regular underwear Flip-Flops/Crocs for after the hike. Store in a plastic shopping bag Toque Spork Plate/Bowl Plastic Mug

10 Trip Preparation Trip permission forms and deposit due Thursday, November 27 th Students in Mr. Bellavance’s class will be allowed to fill the remaining spots after the 27 th First Aid Training: Students will be given a first aid familiarization course in the spring. March: Final Payment request will be sent out. Packs will be assigned in May. Students will be expected to practice walking around the area with weight in their bags. Starting in May students will meet with Mr.Clough to learn how to pack their bags and to go over supplies. Late May – June: Students will participate in Camp Set up days. June 8 th : Possible practice hike up to UNBC

11 Parent Chaperones Only 5 parents needed for the trip Parents with high level first aid or wilderness experience are given preference Expected to participate in all day trips Help run water purification stations Supervise 1-2 tent groups while at camp Supervise groups of students while on the trail

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