Tour Camp - 2022, Valdez, AK

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What: Backcountry Tour Camp - 2022, Valdez, AK

  1. Spend a week camped on a remote Alaska glacier deep in the Chugach Mountains while picking lines to ascend and ride from the doorstep of your tent.
  1. Experience backcountry ski touring and splitboarding Alaska in its wildest form. Bring your favorite backcountry partner to share a spacious three person tent and a communal tent for drying out and enjoying hot cooked meals and drinks both morning and night. Guided groups will climb and ride amazing AK lines in a remote cirque in the Chugach.
  1. Fly to an unforgettably majestic location in one of Alaska's most iconic mountain ranges, the Chugach. Here you will earn the best turns of your life and appreciate the needed rejuvenation the mountains will graciously provide.
Camping on a glacier in the Chugach Mountains with Pulseline Adventure

When: April 16-22, 2022
When: April 23-29, 2022

  1. Fly or Drive to Valdez, Alaska where you will meet your guides. The first day will be spent reviewing gear and weather logistics, and discussing glacier safety and rescue protocols, before flying out to camp.
  1. If weather prohibits flights into camp, groups will day tour from Thompson Pass while waiting for weather to clear.

Where: Valdez, Alaska - Chugach Mountains

Trip description: Ski Touring/Ski Mountaineering/Glacier Exploration

A week in the legendary Chugach Mountains.

  • Saturday - arrive in Valdez and begin orientation/briefings
  • Sunday - gear prep & complete necessary field safety training/briefings
  • Monday to Friday - touring from your glacier camp in the Chugach Mountains surrounded by awe inspiring terrain in every direction
  • Friday afternoon/evening - come back to reality
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Glacier basecamp for the Pulseline Adventure AK backcountry camp
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Required Gear:

  1. Avy rescue gear (beacon, shovel, probe), to include airbag.
  1. Touring gear in good working order with relevant spare parts (AT skis or a splitboard with pre-cut skins, ski crampons and adjustable poles).
  1. Crampons (fit to & compatible with your boots), ice axe and glacier travel harness with 2 locking carabiners.
  1. Sleeping bag rated to 0* F or below, down booties or efficient snow boots, and 800 fill down jacket for camping.
  1. Adequate clothing; including the ability to layer, wick and dry.
    1. Gore-tex shell, jacket & pants
    2. mid layer, light to medium weight fleece or equivalent.
    3. base layer, wicking merino wool or synthetic (no cottons).
  1. Sunglasses AND goggles. PLUS Sunscreen.
  1. 2 water bottles. Cup/Mug, bowl & spoon.
  1. Preferred snacks for the week.
  1. Let us know if you need any safety gear, we have good rental gear & great prices on new gear through our sponsors.

Trip cost: $4,250 per person

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What’s included:

  1. Ground Transportation to and from the Valdez airport for your arrival/departure.
  1. Hotel accommodations while in Valdez for trip prep.
  1. Aircraft transportation (helicopter or ski-plane) in and out of the field.
  1. 3 meals/day while on the glacier and electrolyte drink mix (at tour camp).
  1. Fresh water supply/snow for drinking water.
  1. Fully Guided backcountry skiing/snowboarding with a team-emphasis.
  1. Cook/communal tent, all cookware & spare utensils.
  1. All the powder & glacial ice you can handle!

What’s NOT included:

  1. Alcoholic beverages (Permitted sparingly, but safety is paramount. *Abuse/intoxication will not be tolerated while in the field).
  1. Snack foods (jerky, power bars, specific preferenced items).
  1. Personal gear (sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad, etc).
  1. Food while in Valdez during prep days.
  1. Sleep Tents (contact us if you don't have a tent, we have rentals available).

How to Sign up:

  1. Find us at: www.pulselineadventure.com
    1. Trip landing page: www.pulselineadventure.com/AK-Tour-Camp-2021
  1. Email us at: info@pulselineadventure.com
  1. Call us at: (412) FY-PULSE or (412) 397-8573
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Payment option:

  1. Credit Card
    1. Website trip page/signup form/stripe
  1. Venmo
    1. Pusleline Adventure: @Pulseline

Trip details:

Travel details::

Fly into Valdez, AK (Airport code: VDZ)

  1. Week 1: Arrive Saturday, April 16 by 6pm
  2. Week 2: Arrive Saturday, April 23 by 6pm

Ground transportation: You’ll be greeted by a Pulseline representative at the Valdez airport and shuttled to the hotel.

  1. Lodging: Hotel check-in by 6:30pm
  2. Pulseline Welcome Dinner, 7pm.

Required Medical Information:

  1. Allergies/food allergies
    Do you carry rescue meds, epi pen, etc.
  2. Current Medical conditions?
  3. Current prescription meds?
  4. Past surgeries/injuries/illnesses that could affect your ability to perform strenuous mountain activities?

signup: Tour Camp, 2022