Wapta Traverse - Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Trans Canada West Community Recycling Depot )  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: 4 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Saturday Feb 13 - ski to Bow Hut. Sunday Feb 14 - ski to Balfour Hut. Summit Mt Olive. Monday Feb 15 - ski to Scott Duncan Hut. Tuesday Feb 16 - ski out. Depending on the group, weather and visibility we may attempt summiting Mt Balfour. Cost: $114 per person for hut reservations (3 nights included).
Required Items to Bring:
Transceiver (digital 2+ antennae), snow shovel, probe, warm clothing, ski gear, sunglasses/ski goggles and headlamp. Ice axe, crampons, harness, glacier gear (inc. crevasse rescue kit), hut overnight gear.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Drive to Num-Ti-Jah lodge on Icefields parkway.  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Trans Canada West Community Recycling Depot
Carpool Directions:   West of COP, E of the new Victory Church, SW of the intersection between Stoney Trail N and Trans Canada Highway W. From TCH W of Stoney trail, take the exit to Crestmont/Valley Ridge, round the circle and back under TCH towards Crestmont, but turn L after going under the TCH. The carpool area is just after the Victory Church.

Pre-requisites Mandatory: AST1, previous experience of backcountry ski trips Desirable: AST2, previous experience of glacier travel. We'll have an evening meet up in Calgary before the trip to review crevasse rescue systems and talk about the trip logistics.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

** 3 calendar days prior to the first days' stay a full refund, minus 20% non-refundable deposit will be issued. ** Cancellations made within 3 calendar days of the first day's stay will be refunded 50% of the total reservation price. ** Cancellations made on the arrival date are fully non- refundable.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 04:00 PM.