ALPINE REVIEW 2017 - Friday, Jun 02, 2017

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.

COVID 19 Info: Please protect yourself and others. On single day trips please practice social distancing. Masks are recommended when within 2m of non-cohort participants. On multiday trips you are considered to be in a cohort with the other participants and specific safety measures are the discretion of the trip coordinator. If you have any questions please contact your trip coordinator.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Beauty Creek Hostel, Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jun 02, 2017 05:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Weekend 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 20
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   21 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Alpine Review is an event where experienced, intermediate, and aspiring alpinists from the Calgary ACC come together to practice skills, climb alpine objectives, meet new partners, and prepare for the upcoming alpine climbing season. Let's get out and get the alpine climbing season kicked of right! We'll be based out of the Beauty Creek Hostel on the icefields parkway, giving easy access to some amazing alpine terrain.


Alpine review is not first come first on. The nature of alpine climbing and the limited number of spots means that each participant will have to be vetted by the trip leader. There will be spots & trips for novice, intermediate, and advanced alpine climbers!

Note that your position on the waitlist does not impact chances of getting on a trip. So if you see a trip you like, sign up!

Accommodation: 20 spots have been booked at Beauty Creek Fri/Sat night June 2-4.

Travel: Carpools to Beauty Creek as much as practical.

Food: There will be a communal dinner Saturday night, including alcoholic beverages, catered by a local backcountry cooking company. Participants will be responsible for their own meals, snacks, & drinks for the rest of the weekend.

Cost: Participants pay $100, Trip Leaders pay $75 for two nights at the hostel and Saturday dinner/drinks. (Participants are subsidizing trip leaders costs for dinner & drinks).

Important Note on Payments: Once you are accepted on a trip, payment should be emailed to the treasurer at You must include your name, the trip (Alpine Review), your address, and most importantly, the e-transfer password!

Weather & Conditions: The Alpine Review will go ahead rain or shine, as long as the icefield parkway is open. All trips will have a poor weather/conditions plan B option, and since the event is based out of a heated hostel, we’ll have a warm & comfortable place to retreat to.

How to Sign up!

  1. Participants sign up on for individual trips (which will all be posted by April 25), get vetted, and accepted onto the trip.
  2. Participants accepted onto a trip then pay the treasurer directly for hostel/food.
  3. Once payment is confirmed, Participants will be moved onto the Alpine Review trip as well, which confirms their hostel bed & dinner.

Everyone attending Alpine Review will thus need to be signed up for 2 separate events: an alpine climbing activity (to coordinate who goes on what climbing trip), as well as the overall Alpine Review (this trip posting, to confirm their bed & dinner)

Note that Alpine Review payments will be non-refundable, but if a person has to cancel and they are able to find a replacement suitable to the trip leader, they can sell/give over their spot.


April 25 - All individual trips posted to Calendar

May 12 - Participant Selection is Completed

May 19 - Payments are due.

June 2-4 - ALPINE REVIEW!!!!!

Required Items to Bring:
Food/drinks for meals other than Saturday night, climbing gear as per individual trips

Recommended Items to Bring:
Sense of humour & desire for adventure

Want to lead a trip as part of Alpine Review? email susan.twitchell(at)!

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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM.