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Lake Louise Hostel, Bow Valley, Icefields Parkway
Date(s) & Time:
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
(Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ Our Lady of the Assumption School)
Cost for this event is $335 per person and
includes a planning evening with the guide on
Friday evening, two full days of skiing, and
two nights at the Lake Louise Hostel.
March 29th Evening
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Drive to Lake
7:30 - 10:00 pm - Planning and gear
check for next day's avalanche conditions and
March 30 & 31 - Two full ski
days and planning evening on March 30
This mentorship event is part of the AMP
(Alpine mentorship) program organized by the
ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG
Guide PRent Peters. Brent will be the
guide for this event. For level 1 & 2
participants the expectation is that you have
done several backcountry ski trips, know how to
ski down moderate terrain including steeper
slopes and gladed terrain, and are comfortable
and efficient with your gear. You have
also completed AST 1.
The focus for this event will be on looking
carefully at the snow, avalanche, and weather
conditions, and using the information to
seledt, plan, and lead alpine objectives that
will maximize our fun and minimize risk and
exposure. One day might also be spent on
a glacier, therefore you need to have basic
crevasse rescue skills.
Because the focus of the event is to select
the appropriate objective and make a plan for
the day, we will be meeting on Friday evening
in Lake Louise to build an adequate plan for
After Saturday's outing we wil review the
day and repeat for Sunday's trip.
Because of the nature of the event,
objectives won't be decided on until Friday,
but they will be in the Bow Valley or Icefields
Parkway aread, and we will focus on a
significant alpine objective, conditions
Participants should be fit enough for a 1000
- 1500m day on either Saturday or Sunday, and a
slightly smaller day the other day.
Carpooling from Calgary or Canmore will be
arranged by the co-ordinator.
The club ropes for this event will also be
arranged by the co-ordinator.
Once accepted, send an e-Transfer payment
to the Treasurer at treasu
rerAMP@acccalgary.ca. 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 treasu
rerAMP@acccalgary.ca 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, Ryan Fox (foxycanuck@g
mail.com). Once I have confirmation
that you have paid, I will move you from the
waiting to the attendee list.
Bedding is provided by the hostel. The
club will provide ropes as needed.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Bring any topo maps or guidebooks you have
for the Bow Valley/Hwy 1 corridor.
Digital devices such as a phone for accessing
weather reports, or for navigation purposes
will also be useful. Please come with a
few objectives in mind we can discuss and
evaluate. Emergency beacons such as an
Inreach or Spot are also welcome.
*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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM.