AMP 1&2 - Wapta Ski Traverse - Saturday, Mar 24, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Huts 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 06:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 23, 2018 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 Nights, 4 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.

The North – South Wapta traverse is a must-do ski trip in the Canadian Rockies. The traverse crosses kilometers of glacier terrain with many ski mountaineering objectives and endless powder runs as you travel from hut-to-hut. The Wapta traverse requires experience in navigation and appropriate route selection through avalanche and glaciated terrain.

Cost: $483 (includes huts)

This event is designed for the ski touring intermediate or beginner that may not feel 100% confident in undertaking a long traverse without a more experienced ski partner or guide mentor. The Alpine Mentorship Program gives participants the opportunity to learn by spending four days with ACMG guide Brent Peters. Participants will be expected to review the avalanche bulletin and create a trip plan before the event. Brent will typically be second or third on the rope as participants take turns leading the team across the Wapta Icefields. While on the icefield we will practice crevasse rescue, route finding and attempt a few of the many ski mountaineering objectives on route. Evenings will be spent reviewing what was learned during the day and preparing white out navigation routes for the next day. Accelerate your learning as you complete the world renowned Wapta Traverse.

The cost of the trip includes hut fees and the guides day rate. Please note this is a self- catered event but catering is available through PeakEats at an additional cost.

Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training, Ability to carry a 40 pound pack for 4 days with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions


Saturday, March 24 – Drive from Calgary and drop car at the Great Divide Lodge parking lot, drive to Peyto lake, Ascent to Peyto Hut

Sunday, March 25 – Ski Peyto to Balfour Hut

Monday, March 26 – Ski Balfour to Scott Duncan Hut

Tuesday, March 27 – Descent and out

Send an email with your experience to Darren Mazzei - 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, Full address 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.

Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver 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:
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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 Friday, March 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM.