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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 be provided.

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 point.

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