Alpine Review: Glacier training and A2 Climb - Saturday, Jun 03, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 03, 2017 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vi Pickering
George Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Participants: This event is orientated to less experienced and aspiring alpinists. However you should be fit for the mountains, comfortable doing scrambling peaks and capable of belaying / easy roped rock climbing. If in doubt please register and then contact the trip leaders

There will be a practice / instructional day on Saturday followed by a climb of either A2 or Boundary Peak on Sunday.

Saturday - Snow and Ice Anchors and Crevasse Rescue

We will find an appropriate area of terrain on Parker Ridge or the toe of the Athabasca Glacier and practice snow and ice anchors and crevasse rescue. How snowy or how icy the anchors we get to practice depends on conditions.

Sunday - A2 or Boundary Peak Climb

A2 is the peak between Hilda and Athabasca and a fine easier Icefields objective. The ascent involves a bit of everything - steep glacial tongue of snow / ice, glacier crossing, rock scrambling and easy alpine rock climbing. We could climb Boundary peak too on the way back.

As with all Alpine objectives, this is weather dependent. In dubious conditions we may just climb Boundary Peak, or another objective entirely.

You must have registered for the Alpine Review to be accepted on this trip.


As part of the Alpine Review we will make arrangements the day before. Sunday will require an alpine start.

Travel: Carpools to Beauty Creek as as the main Alpine Review trip.

Required Items to Bring:
We will send you a detailed kit list, but the you should have, or hire, the necessary technical personal equipment: Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots with well fitting crampons (anti-balling plates are obligatory), mountaineering axe, 3-4 locking crabs, 2 non- lockers (ideally identical shape), 2x5m lengths of chord, belay device, 2 ice screws (we can provide these for you if you want), appropriate clothing, waterproofs, gloves, food, water, hot drink, head lamp, sunglasses, etc. The club will provide the ropes.

Please email the leaders with a brief description of your relevant experience.

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

As per the Alpine Review cancellation.
*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).
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM.