ALPINE REVIEW 2018 - Friday, Jun 01, 2018

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.
The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Rampart Creek Hostel, Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jun 01, 2018 05:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Weekend 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Susan Twitchell

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 30
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   29 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


***LEADERS: If you want to be a trip leader please email me at susan.twitchell(at)gmail(dotcom). I will be coordinating the leaders to be sure we have the right leader/participant ratio, fill up (but don't overfill) the hostel, etc. You can post a two day trip if you'd like, or you can post a single day trip for either Saturday or Sunday.

This is an early posting for the Alpine Review 2018 so people are aware of the dates. As more info & details become available, this posting will be updated. Feel free to sign up on the waitlist anytime, participant selection will take place in April/May 2018

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 Rampart Creek Hostel on the icefields parkway, giving easy access to some amazing alpine terrain.

This year there will be two kinds of trips: 1) Defined Objectives: Specific climbs such as Athabasca, A2, Boundary, Wilcox, etc. 2) Group Skills Practice: Everyone from Alpine Review is welcome to come out and and practice anchor building, crevasse rescue, etc. Folks can join the group skills trips for both days, or one day if they are on a Defined Objective on another day.


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: 24 spots have been booked at Rampart Creek Fri/Sat night June 1-3, 2018.

Travel: Carpools to Rampart 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: Costs are $100 for participants, and $80 for leaders. (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 2018), 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.


Mid Apriil - All individual trips posted to Calendar

Mid May - Participant Selection is Completed

End May - Payments are due.

June 1-3 - ALPINE REVIEW 2018!!!!!

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. 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
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 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM.