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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
Cost: $483 (includes huts)
This event is designed for the ski touring
intermediate or beginner that may not feel 100%
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
Tuesday, March 27 – Descent and out
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.
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. 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, March 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM.