Eagle Ski Club Talk – The Great Divide Traverse – Steve Wright

2 Skiers are setting up a Stunning snowy camp amongst the huge Rockies

Booking Essential – see below

Steve will talking about a project that caught his fancy 4 years ago  – the unlikely but beautiful Great Divide Ski Traverse across the Canadian Rockies. This was first skied in 1967 and is still a major wilderness adventure. An ESC team completed the Central Rockies section of the traverse in 2014 and subsequent ESC teams set out to complete the next section, the Southern Traverse in 2016 and 2017. Some great photography will accompany his tales of all these trips.

The lectures are given by members of the ESC but are open to anyone with a love of the mountains – there’s no need to be a member of any club. This is the third year we’ve organised the lectures, bringing speakers from across Britain and France so that we get the opportunity to share in their adventures and get inspiration for our own. These events are also about meeting new people as well as old friends, and exchanging information and gear.

For anyone wanting to get into ski touring the Bring and Buy part of the evening is a good way of getting started with second hand gear. I know people are looking for touring set ups and boots, so do bring your spare stuff along as well as any budding mountaineers you come across.

Venue – Wilfs Café, Mill Yard, Staveley, LA8 9LR

3 skiers looking very alone amongst the huge Rockies

6.15      Bring and Buy and pre-dinner drinks and chat
7.00      Dinner
8.00      Lecture

The cost for the evening and meal is £10. Pay on the door.

Book through [email protected] and include your choice of meal:-

Beef  or Vegetarian Cottage Pie, served with Salad leaves, Coleslaw & Garlic Bread