Week 1 Section Camp - Mount Alexandra (BC) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2018

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Mount Alexandra, Rocky Mountains, BC  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 10:00 AM  
Event Duration: 7 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luc Fortin
Susan Twitchell
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   9 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


2018 Calgary Section Summer Camp: Mount Alexandra, Rockies, BC
"Mount Alexandra (an 11000er), sits high on the Divide, between the Lyells and Bryce, offers splendid views + fine camping on an ancient coral reef with surrounding flower meadows, hanging glaciers + cascading waterfalls." It’s Awesome!

Self Guided and Self Catered 7 days camp.

*Much more* information can be found on the Summer Camp page.
Interested? Then sign up for the week and download the application form, once completed please email it back to clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk and she’ll review it and send it to the relevant Camp Manager/s. Also feel free to email with any questions you may have. The Camp Manager for your chosen week will review your application and contact you to let you know if you are on the week. Once accepted on the week you need to send payment to the Treasurer before you are confirmed as a participant.
See below for more details.

  • This posting is for Week 1: Saturday 14-21 July
Mount Alexandra, Rockies, British Columbia

The plan is to camp at the headwaters of the South Rice Brook in a lovely Alpine meadow near three small lakes. Approximately 2100m GR 834 586. The approximate location of the camp is shown here

12 (max) Calgary Section Members per week. After June 1 the camp will be opened up to other Sections.

  • Maps:
    • 1:50,000 82N/14 Columbia Icefield,
    • 83 C/3 – Columbia Icefield
    • Base camp GR 834 586
  • Guide books:
    • The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies, Bill Corbett, 2nd Edition (p147– 149)
The cost for the week is $570. This is based on worse case scenario (ie not being able to share heli shuttle costs + some contingency flights have been budgeted), also on only 9 paying participants per week, please note Camp Manager's + Camp Coordinator's heli fees are covered in this cost. Once your application form is reviewed and the Camp Manager for your chosen week notifies you are accepted then payment needs to be made in full before you are confirmed on the week. Once camp is complete + if final costs are calculated to be less than $570 per person you will then receive a refund.
The preferred payment option is to send an INTERAC e-transfer to the ACC Treasurer – . Please ensure to send the password for accepting the e-transfer by separate email to the Treasurer. Also, you will need to give your full postal address, + detail of what the payment is for. If you pay by cheque then please make cheques payable to ACC Calgary Section
ACC Calgary Section Camp,
PO Box 1995,
Calgary, AB
T2P 2M2

Required Items to Bring:
A detailed kit list will be sent once you are confirmed on the week. You will require all your own alpine climbing and camping kit. The club provides a cook tent, gear tent, stoves to cook on, ropes, a toilet and even a shower!

Recommended Items to Bring:
A sense of adventure, sense of humour and a passion for climbing some fantastic routes in an amazing part of the world!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Carpool from Golden to helicopter staging area. The precise staging area is still to be finalised with Alpine Helicopters, dependent on the condition of the logging roads this year. However it will be somewhere on the Bush road, on the east side of the Kinbasket Lake, approximately 120 km from Golden  
Carpool Departure Time:  
Carpool Location:   Golden (TBD by camp manager for the week)

In addition to Alexandra, there is a large selection of mountaineering objectives, including the rarely climbed Queen’s Peak, and: Mt Spring Rice, Coral Pk, Queant, Mt Fresnoy, Whiterose, Whirlwind Pk, Rose Petal, Osprey, Fool's Gold

More information on routes, including details of the camp and maps, can be found on the ColWest site. The Section’s Darren Foltinek also has an excellent Blog from the last time the section camp was at this location in 2011 and there is a write up of the 2011 camp on the section’s website here.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Once you registration has been confirmed no refunds will be given for any reason (cancellation, weather, flight delays, etc.). It will be your responsibility to find a suitable replacement if you are unable to attend the event. Participants may wish to consider purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance through the National office to mitigate any loss.
*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.

Trip Feedback
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM.