Peyto Hut Mountaineering – AMP Level 1 - Friday, Aug 17, 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: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Aug 17, 2018 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 Days  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vi Pickering
Lida Frydrychova

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


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

This Alpine Mentorship Event is for beginner mountaineers. Beginner mountaineers are people who have been on a glacier once or twice, can do 3-person crevasse rescue, completed a 2-day Snow and Ice course or some of the pre-AMP events and have done steep snow slope climbs as part of their scrambling trips.  Individuals should also have some previous experience summer or winter mountaineering including scrambling (4th class) and/or easy ice climbing (WI2-3)

You might have done a few alpine trips such as Athabasca and want to do more of similar trips such as Aberdeen, Harrison, Lefroy or similar.

Focus of this event will be on consolidating safe skills including rope systems for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation, alpine snow/ice climbing and scrambling. Participants will be challenged to create and execute white out navigation plans to stand on the summit of Mts Rhondda, Habel, Baker, and/or Trapper.

Cost: $407 (for all 3 days includes the cost of hut and ACGM Guide). This event is a great value compared to other similar events.

The curriculum for each day is as follows:

Day 1 - Drive, hike into Peyto Hut, practice use of mountaineering equipment, glacier travel each participant leading a rope, trip planning and navigation and possibly summit a peak.

Day 2 - Summit attempt.

Day 3 - Summit attempt, hike out and drive home.

Since this event is for beginners who have previous mountaineering experience, we will be screening people to ensure they meet the above requirements. Process to sign up is as follows:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  
  • Email your experience to Vi Pickering (
  • Vi will tell you if you have been accepted or not.
  • Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at This payment must be made within 7 days of being accepted. If you don’t pay, we will move onto screening the next participant and you are moved to the bottom of the line.
  • When you send your payment also send to 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.
  • Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip coordinator – Vi Pickering ( 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:
GGear required:

The club will provide ropes. You need your personal gear: Harness, mountaineering boots or solid hiking boots, crampons, glacier travel gear, ice axe, sleeping bag, etc. More detailed list will be provided closer to the event.


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. 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.

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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM.