AMP 1&2 - Columbia Icefields Exploration - Winter Camping - Friday, May 11, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Columbia Icefields 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, May 11, 2018 05:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, May 10, 2018 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 Nights, 3 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Brad Bowyer
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 7
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

** UPDATE May 3, 2018: Seems likely that the objective will change to Castleguard due to Icefield conditions. Final decision to be made next week.

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

Mt Columbia is the highest peak in Alberta, and second highest in the Canadian Rockies at 3747m. With correct conditions, we’ll summit Columbia on day 2, Snow Dome on day 3 followed by ski out.

Ski touring, winter camping, glacier travel, route finding, ice axe/crampon ascent of 40+ deg east face. Participants will take turns leading various legs of the trip. Evenings will include route review and planning for the next day.

Cost: $347 includes 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, intermediate to advanced level of fitness allowing you to move through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 50 pound pack for 3 days with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions. Gear list to be supplied prior to the trip. Winter camping experience optional.

The objective is clearly dependent on the weather and avi conditions. The trip will not be cancelled, but the objective/location may be changed.

Friday, May 11 – Big Day. Early start from Calgary to meet at Brent’s in Canmore. Then drive to Athabasca and ascend to the Trench, set up camp.

Saturday May 12 – Mt Columba.

Sunday May 13 – Additional objectives (Snowdome/Castleguard) or skills practice. Descent and return to Calgary!

Send an email with your experience to Brad Bowyer - 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 (beacon, shovel, probe), glacier travel kit, food, etc.

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.
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 05:00 PM.