General Information Common to All Trips:
What is an "Organized Trip" ?
In a nutshell, it means that all of the logistics and non-personal supplies
are arranged and covered and that participants all pay a share of the
total costs, including enough to cover the trip costs of the organizer.
Many organizations, such as sections of the Alpine Club of Canada and
others, offer trips which are set up in more or less this manner.The cost to participants
covers the trip costs, with any extra going into a dedicated "trip
fund" account and, likewise, with any shortfall or long-term multi-trip
expenses coming out of the fund.
Organized trips are not guided. Guiding is not included in the costs
and all participants are expected to be able to pursue their own various
interests with each other and/or on their own. If it is requested in advance guiding may be
a possibility, in which case a quote for the costs of that service can
Trip costs generally include helicopter transport, hut fees or basecamp
supplies, a group-sized first aid kit, repair supplies (especially ski
repair in winter), a VHF radio and solar panel charger, food, and sometimes
a cook or food planner. Basically the idea is for participants to
have close to everything covered for one fee other than getting to/from our meeting