Bow Yoho Traverse - AMP Level 2-3 - Thursday, Mar 21, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield  
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ )  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   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 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 Peak

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 - 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.

Required Items to Bring:

Ski touring kit, glacier travel kit, food, base layers, warmth layers, hardshell pants/coat, softshell pants/coat, hut booties, avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, toiletries, etc.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:  

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Note: 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 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM.