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Big Elbow Area
Date(s) & Time:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
(Carpool Departure: 05:30 AM @ Bragg Creek Community Centre)
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
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
How to Get There:
From Bragg Creek head onto Hwy 66 and park at the Elbow
Day Use parking area, park as close to the suspension bridge
Carpool Departure Time:
Bragg Creek Community Centre
From Calgary turn South on Hwy 22 and head for Bragg
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:
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
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.