Alpine Review: Boundary Peak (Intermediate/Novice Friendly +Co-leader needed) - Saturday, Jun 02, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 02, 2018 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Weekend 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Participants: Novices and Intermediate participants and one additional rope leader are welcome on this trip. This trip is for people who want to be competent & contributing members of an alpine team. Maybe you have taken an alpine related course, but haven't been out much without a guide. Could be you haven't alpine climbed for a few years and would like to shake the rust off in a supportive environment. Maybe you've already enjoyed mountain activities like rock or ice climbing, scrambling, or skiing and would like to step it up and apply that to Alpine climbing.

I can take two people with me, but if an additional competent person is interested to co-lead, we can increase the team size to 5 or 6 (competencies dependent).

The Plan:

We'll head up a moderate alpine climb (most likely Boundary Peak) with the trip leaders acting as rope leaders. This peak involves a mixture of pitched out ice climbing ((WI2+), glacier travel, and easy scrambling. Expect a 10 hour day. We'll be moving consistently at a moderate pace & focusing on efficient team transitions, but won't be expecting to set any speed records.

Prerequisites: Participants should have some previous exposure to travelling in roped terrain (glacier travel and/or rock/ice climbing), and be able to competently belay a leader. Potential co-leaders should have 2 or more seasons of summer glacier travel and be able to lead up to WI3 ice. Please send a summary of relevant experience/courses to susan.twitchell(at)

Required Items to Bring:
Alpine gear will be discussed with the team.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Stoke, sense of humor.

This trip is part of the Alpine Review. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian for the entire day.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM.