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We started at Alpine Helicopters at the airport in Golden, BC. They have two helicopters and each makes two trips into Chatter Creek. Before the flight, the pilot talks about safety, how to get in/out of the helicopters, and what to do if something goes wrong. He also notes that the first two flights are the only time we'll be boarding the machines without the blades rotating.
Note that we're dressed in ski clothes. The baggage allowance is 1 pr. boots, 1 pr. skis, and 1 small, 35 lb. duffel. So, everyone wears ski clothes to reduce bulk in the duffels. Also, it's cold when you arrive at Chatter Creek.