Awesome Foursome (Four Peak Elbow Traverse) - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Scramble 
Event Location: Big Elbow Area 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 20, 2017 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:30 AM @ Bragg Creek Community Centre)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00 AM  
Event Duration: 12 - 14 Hrs + drive time 
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: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

This is a full day bike and hike trip with in excess of 1500m total elevation gain and 20+ km total distance, so you need a good level of fitness, we won't be slouching. Caveat: given the amount of snow still in the mountains and the forecast being unclear at the date of posting this trip may be reclassified to Ski-Mo, if so then the plan would change as follows: Hike and skin to summit of Glasgow then traverse to Corwall and ski the big East face before hiking/ bush whacking back to the cars.
Required Items to Bring:
Mountain Bike, Helmet, Good Boots, Snowshoes, Gaiters, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Ice Axe, Crampons, Hiking Poles, Headlamp and a couple of pairs of light to medium weight gloves.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm Clothing, Food and Water, Bear Spray, bike padlock If Ski-Mo then AT Boots, Skies, Skins, Shovel, Probe, Transceiver (2+ digital antenna), Helmet, Harness, a couple of locking carabiners.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   From Bragg Creek head onto Hwy 66 and park at the Elbow Day Use parking area, park as close to the suspension bridge as possible.  
Carpool Departure Time:   05:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Bragg Creek Community Centre
Carpool Directions:   From Calgary turn South on Hwy 22 and head for Bragg Creek. At the 4 way head straight through keeping the Cinammon Spoon cafe on your right. Drive about 500m and the Community Centre is on your left.

A couple of good trip summaries can be found at: hp peak-traverse

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

Final trip format decision will be made evening of Wednesday 17th and communicated to all sign-ups, I'll modify trip posting accordingly. If Ski-Mo doesn't appeal then please remove yourself so that I can review any wait listed individuals.
*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 Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM.