WCMG+ Bow Hut Alpine Objectives - Olive, St. Nicholas, Gordon - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Bow Hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Sep 10, 2018 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Hut Cost is $70 per person for the two nights. Trip leaders' hut cost is subsidized by participants. Priority will be given to Women's Climbing Mentorship Group participants. We will carpool from Calgary on Saturday and head in to Bow Hut (215km/2.5 hr drive + 8km/390m gain hike). We will attempt alpine objectives Sunday, likely St. Nicholas &/or Olive peaks (at least 6-8km r/t & ~600-800m gain). Both peaks involve roped glacier travel followed by scrambling & the St. Nicholas ridge has significant exposure with steep drops on both sides. Pace will be moderate with likely early start. More complete information & route descriptions will be provided to the final party. Feel free to sign up on the waitlist now to indicate your interest, we will not populate the trip until later in the summer, we will send out an email requesting information about your experience. This is an objective based trip, so while we will have time for learning & mentorship, we will also be interested in having an efficient team and will expect that you have learned basic mountaineering skills (self- belay/self-arrest, crampon & ice-axe use, crevasse rescue). If you are new to alpine climbing it is recommended you participate in Alpine Review and/or an introductory mountaineering course as a minimum prerequisite. Please do not hesitate to email with questions (annedrewpotter@gmail.com).
Required Items to Bring:
helmet, harness, mountaineering ice ax, crampons, first aid kit, layers, personal meals.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/51.0703496,-114.09 18778/Bo w+Lake,+Improvement+District+No.+9,+AB/@51.605896 8,-11 6.5470355,11z/data=!4m10!4m9!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x 53777 98c82924145:0xee9f124083b5d300!2m2!1d- 116.460027!2d51.6712779!3e0  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

Once we have determined the party we may coordinate further plans with the possibility of group meals, pre-trip conditioning scrambles or skills practice.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 08:00 PM.