This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine
Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary jointly with ACMG
Guide Brent Peters.
Bow-Yoho Traverse became a ski touring classic when
the Louise & Richard Guy Hut was built in 2015. Many Calgary
section members may not have had the chance yet to undertake this
more challenging East - West route on the Wapta Icefield.
Cost: $683 and includes five days of mentorship with a
guide and 4 nights of hut accommodation
This event is designed for advanced or intermediate ski
tourers that want to improve their skills with the help of a guide. The
Alpine Mentorship Program gives participants the opportunity to
learn by spending four days with ACMG guide Brent Peters. It will
challenge your navigation, mountaineering and glacier experience.
You will be preparing a navigation plan, leading a group, navigating
complex terrain, analyzing and discussing avalanche conditions in a
real life scenario.
Participants will be expected to review the avalanche
bulletin and create a trip plan before Thursday March 21.. Brent will
typically be second or third on the rope as participants take turns
leading the team across the traverse. While on the icefield we will
practice crevasse rescue, route finding and attempt ski
mountaineering objectives on route. Evenings will be spent reviewing
what was learned during the day and preparing white out navigation
routes for the next day. Accelerate your learning as you complete the
Bow – Yoho Traverse.
The cost of the trip includes hut booking fees and the
guide’s day rate. Please note this is a self-catered event but
catering is available from PeakEats at an additional cost and may be
coordinated by the trip organizer.
Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training,
intermediate to advanced level of fitness allowing you to move
through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 40 pound pack for 4 days
with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the
backcountry in all weather conditions, and at least some previous
experience leading groups.
Thursday, March 21 – Drive from Calgary and
drop car at Yoho Valley Road, drive to Bow lake, Ascend to Bow Hut
Friday, March 22 – Travel to Louise & Richard Guy Hut
– Possible objectives on route include Mt Collie, Mt Ayesha,
and Yoho Peak
Saturday, March 23 – Travel to Stanley Mitchell
Hut – Possible objectives on route include MacArthur
Sunday, March 24- Second night at Stanley Mitchell
Hut with possible area objectives
Monday, March 25 – Descend Via Iceline or
Yoho Valley dependent on conditions
Send an email detailing your level of experience
to Jenny Bradshaw - email@example.com. Once you have
been accepted you will be required to pay within 48 hours via an e-
Transfer payment to the AMP Treasurer. Also send to the treasurer
(CC Jenny Bradshaw as well) 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. Once confirmation of payment has been received, you will
be moved from the waiting to the attendee list.