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
Interested? Then sign up for the week
and download the application form, once
completed please email it back to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
See below for more details.
This posting is for Week 2: Saturday 21-28
Mount Alexandra, Rockies, British
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
1:50,000 82N/14 Columbia Icefield,
83 C/3 – Columbia Icefield
Base camp GR 834 586
The 11,000ers of the Canadian
Rockies, Bill Corbett, 2nd Edition (p147–
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,
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:
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:
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
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.
Trip Feedback If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.
Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM.