This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine
Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary
jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.
Bow-Yoho Traverse became a ski touring classic
when the Louise & Richard Guy Hut was built in
2015. Many Calgary section members may not have
had the chance yet to undertake this more
challenging East - West route on the Wapta
Cost: $483 (includes huts)
This event is designed for the advanced or
intermediate ski tourers that want to improve
their skills with the help of a guide. The Alpine
Mentorship Program gives participants the
opportunity to learn by spending four days with
ACMG guide Brent Peters. It will challenge your
navigation, mountaineering and glacier
experience. You will be preparing a navigation
plan, leading a group, navigating complex
terrain, analyzing and discussing avalanche
conditions in a real life scenario.
Participants will be expected to review the
avalanche bulletin and create a trip plan before
Friday, April 20th. Brent will typically be
second or third on the rope as participants take
turns leading the team across the traverse. While
on the icefield we will practice crevasse rescue,
route finding and attempt ski mountaineering
objectives on route. Evenings will be spent
reviewing what was learnt during the day and
preparing white out navigation routes for the
next day. Accelerate your learning as you
complete the Bow – Yoho Traverse.
The cost of the trip includes hut booking fees
and the guide’s day rate. Please note this is a
self-catered event but catering is available from
PeakEats at an additional cost.
Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training,
intermediate to advanced level of fitness
allowing you to move through mountain terrain,
ability to carry a 40 pound pack for 4 days with
1200m elevation gain per day, ability to
confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather
conditions, at least some previous experience
Friday, April 20 – Drive from Calgary and drop
car at Yoho Valley Road, drive to Bow lake,
Ascend to Bow Hut
Saturday April 21 – Travel to Louise & Richard
Guy Hut – Possible objectives on route include Mt
Collie, Mt Ayesha, and Yoho Peak
Sunday, April 22 – Travel to Stanley Mitchel Hut
– Possible objectives on route include MacArthur
Monday, April 23 – Descend Via Iceline or Yoho
Valley dependent on conditions.
Send an email with your
experience to Darren Mazzei - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have been accepted
you will be required to pay within 48 hours via
an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer. Also send
to the treasurer the following information: Name,
including postal code, phone number, email,
course/event title and date, Trip
Leader/Coordinator, and the password to accept
payment. Once I have
confirmation from you that you have
paid, I will move you from the
waiting to the attendee list.
Required Items to Bring:
Ski touring kit, glacier travel kit, food, etc.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
There will be no refunds for this event unless a
suitable replacement is found that has been
accepted by the event organizer.
*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.
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM.