Wapta Traverse - Friday, Mar 10, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Mar 10, 2017 05:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ Trans Canada West Community Recycling Depot )  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 10, 2017 04:00 PM  
Event Duration: 5 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: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

This trip will be ran in conjunction with the other Wapta Traverse Trip running at the same time. The only difference is the first night will be spent at Bow Hut due to lack of space at Peyto Hut. Priority will be given to those already on the waiting list for the other Wapta Traverse. Schedule: Friday, March 10 - ski to Bow Hut Saturday, March 11 - ski to Balfour Hut. Stay two nights. Monday, March 13 - ski to Scott Duncan Hut. Tuesday, March 14 - ski out. Hut fees will be $120/person. Once you have been added to the attendee list, please send hut payments to Mike or Heather. More details will be shared closer to date.
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:   05:00 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!

*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.

Trip Feedback
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 04:00 PM.