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The backcountry world is an intimidating place.  Guys seem to make it more complicated than it needs to be, so ladies; leave your men at home.  We want to create a camp to build confidence in ourselves and our decision making. We’ve assembled a crew to bring everyone up and empowder us for a future in this world of uncertainty, doubt and intimidation.

Whether you’re new to the backcountry world, or you’ve been following a group around for a while we’re here to empowder your next step.  There will groups for all abilities, so don’t come intimidated.

We get it, we’re here for you.

The Female Empowderment camp aims to bring women together in this one day outing to set their own trends and build confidence in the backcountry.  The main goal will be to create a positive connection to the backcountry environment from the biggest and most bad-ass females in the industry. They’ve all “been there” before and even certified guides and professional skiers had to start somewhere.  There’s so much more to learn from the uncertainties of the backcountry world then powder skiing and uptrack setting. This is a human connection camp, so come prepared to share.

How about learning how to navigate in the backcountry with an adorable/badass crew? Or setting up to smash your first pillow line? Or practicing how to say HELL NO when some boy tries to talk you into pushing to the summit when the weather has changed and you know full well that it’s time to turn around? (this will also come in handy in real life)

We are looking for gals that could use a hand accessing  this world.  Through the CAPOW fund, a fully funded trip mid winter.

Nominate yourself or a special gal

GROUP DYNAMICS

  • All Female
  • 2 ACMG Guides will be joined with female pro skiers to deliver this trip.
  • 2 Full days of guided educational empowderment
  • Groups for all abilities
  • Plenty of snack breaks

HUH?Required
CAP-Abilities

Capabilities

Group dynamics and vibe are so key in the backcountry. We excel in connecting the right environment for your ability, personality and interests. Think of us like the backcountry matchmakers; hook it up with the right guide, crew and direction for your experience. We’ve developed a way for you to communicate using your hands. Be honest and use this format to communicate your vibe.

Peace Sign

Experience: You have a day or two out touring with friends but feel new and intimidated with 1) the term “complex terrain” 2) Transitions 3) multi peak day 4) Your outfit
Fitness: Love the outdoors, but wish you could get out more. A full day is fine, but prefer lots of snack breaks
Shredability: Strong intermediate. Can shred at least 85% of inbounds terrain at your local resort.

Shakka Brah

Experience: Completed either an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course or been guided backcountry skiing before. Generally proficient and confident with mountain travel. Limited experience in complex terrain, but excited to #exploremore
Fitness: Bring on a big day, but let’s talk the whole way. There’s more to life then panting for air.
Shredability: Advanced. Will shred all terrain and comfortable in changing snow conditions

Devil Horns

Experience: You’ve been out there doing this for years maybe even completed an AST 2. You own an ice axe and aren’t afraid to use it.
Fitness: So you’re fit, and you identify yourself as such. You’re looking for big days and big vert.
Shredability: Humility is good but you can ski any terrain and make it look good.

Air Guitar

Experience: Years of backcountry touring in complex terrain and a credible level of avalanche training. More-than-proficient with technical equipment: ice axe, crampons, roping up on a glacier.
Fitness: You think you can actually hang with Greg Hill?… the guy that ski toured 2 million vertical in a season.
Shredability: Rappel into a couloir or 10,000+ ft days – BRING IT

Peace Sign
Shaka Bra
Devil Horns
Air Guitar

Trip Dates

Dec 13-15, 2019

By Nomination

Itinerary

Friday - 7pm

Intro Night! How to pack your bag and get ready to go backcountry

Saturday - 7am

Meet at coffee shop and carepool to trailhead

Saturday - 9am

Avalanche transceiver and rescue practice

Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Travel and learn how to move through the mountains. Yes there will be snack breaks

Sunday - 7am

Meet and send off for the day

Sunday - 4pm

Trip wrap up in the parking lot

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What the FAQ?

Our goal is to create the most approachable backcountry vibe. We get that its an intimidating arena, and we've all been there before. This is a way for all of us to give back. We are looking for that special someone that could really use some empowderment into the backcountry.

We created the CAPOW fund for just this. Various initiatives have been created to financially support this camp.

We will narrow down all the nominations and personally invite those that we feel are the best fit.

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2 days of guiding and education.

You will need to provide your own transportation to and from Revelstoke. Accommodation is not included. You will carpool each day to trailhead. You will need all your own ski touring/ splitboard gear and avalanche safety equipment. Gratuity is not included.

Common, of course you are…encouraged even. Each trip we have a number of splitboarders. Make sure you have any extra bolts or parts specific for your set up.

Y-E-S. There is inherent risk in the activities we are partaking in. We are exposed to a remote and uncontrolled environment. It is vital to us that you understand what you are getting yourselves into. We use a waiver for you to understand these risks, use this document as a way to communicate to us that you understand. Expect to see a copy upon booking. We will have a fresh waiver for you to sign the first day. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions – info@capow.ca

First off, no one is getting left behind. secondly you’re probably faster then you think. We’re here to empower you, and cater to all abilities. CAPOW excels at dynamics, we do everything we can to get like minded people together and make sure you’re in the right trip before we even start. We tailor to any ability: strong skiers are going to tackle objectives through mentorship, newer skiers are going to differentiate walk-mode from ow-mode.

We believe in coaching you on the gear you own. It is a requirement to have all your safety gear to the highest standards and touring equipment in good working order. If you do not have the requirement we recommend renting from www.revelstokepowderrentals.com based in downtown revy. We will have K2 skis to demo with dynafit bindings along with a few fun shaped K2 splitboards…and lodge noboards. If you show up with inadequate or malfunctioning (we will check prior to skiing) safety equipment we will have BCA gear for you to demo.

7pm at Pulse Boot Shop

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