Training – Base Camp Set-Up

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Dates:  Friday, March 6th approximately 18:00 to 22:00
…………Saturday, March 7th approximately 13:00 to 21:00

Location: Four checkpoints along Frostbite-50 route

Staging: YKSAR will stage from the gear shed at the YK Ski Club

The Frostbite 50 is a 50 km, continuous foot or classic ski event on un-groomed trails. There are four road-accessible checkpoints, that have traditionally been prepared by YKSAR as part of a training exercise the evening before the start of the main event (on Saturday March 7th). We need at least six volunteers and a main organizer for Friday night (setup) as well as for Saturday afternoon (tear down).

YKSAR members will be responsible for setting up four checkpoints that would be suitable as staging/accommodation facilities during the event. The exercise usually starts @ 6:00 pm and should be finished around 10:00 pm. Each base camp consists of a 12-person Kifaru tent, wood stove and cots, as well as firewood, tables, propane stoves and water provided by the Frostbite 50 organization.  Members wishing to overnight at any of the sites should respond ASAP as this has turned into a very popular winter camp out experience. Please use to the Notes column in the sign-up sheet if you wish to enjoy the winter camping experience.

Camps will be located at:

1) South end of Walsh Lake
2) Approximate halfway point on Prosperous Lake
3) Cassidy Point
4) 1 Km south on Dettah Road