2019 Calgary Section Summer
Camp: Gothics + Adamants, Selkirks
This year's camp will be located at a
spectacular campsite at the toe of the Adamants
glacier, perched overlooking Palmer Creek,
south of the Gothics in the Selkirk Mountains.
The site also offers access to the South
Eastern side of the Adamants.
There are a large selection of mountaineering
objectives, with a bias to alpine rock routes.
David Jones says: “the rock is generally very
solid and provides exceptional opportunities
for climbing“. For the adventurous there is
the opportunity for new routes or first
Self Guided and Self Catered 7 days camp.
*Much more* information can be found on
Interested? Then sign up for the week
and download the application form, once
completed please email it back to the Section
Camp Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org and
to the relevant Camp Manager/s.
Also feel free to email with any questions you
may have. The Camp Manager for your chosen week
will review your application and contact you to
let you know if you are on the week. Once
accepted on the week you need to send payment
to the Treasurer before you are confirmed as a
See below for more details.
This posting is for Week 1: Sunday 14-21
July. As weather delays can and do happen, it’s
probably best to arrange to have the following
Monday off work too.
The plan is to camp at the toe of the Adamants
glacier – close to the waterfall into Palmer
Creek. The site is slightly lower, but much
less buggy than the site mentioned in David
Jones' Selkirks North Guide. The approximate
location of the camp can be found here
12 (max) ACC Members per week.
The camp is self-guided, self-catered and self-
managed. Most, if not all, routes will involve
glacier travel, so participants should have
knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques.
Whilst the Camp is self-guided, we can
accommodate some less experienced team members,
so please email Clare –
email@example.com – if you’re not
certain, to discuss your application.
After May 1 the camp will be opened up to other
Mt Sir Sandford(82N/12) and Sullivan
Selkirks North, David P Jones, 2004.
Highly recommended comprehensive guide to
routes in the area.
The cost is $550 per person. This is based on
worst case scenario (i.e. not being able to
share heli shuttle costs + some contingency
flights have been budgeted), also on only 9
paying participants per week. Please note Camp
Manager’s + Camp Coordinator’s heli fees are
covered in this cost.
Once your application form is reviewed and the
Camp Manager for your chosen week notifies you
are confirmed on the trip full payment is
required before you are moved from the wait
list. Final costs will be calculated after the
end of the camp and refunds given, if
The preferred payment option is to send an
INTERAC e-transfer to the ACC Treasurer -
Please ensure to send the password for
accepting the e-transfer by
separate email to the Treasurer. Also, you
will need to give your full postal address, +
detail of what the payment is for.
If you pay by cheque then please make cheques
payable to ACC Calgary Section
ACC Calgary Section Camp,
PO Box 1995,
Required Items to Bring:
A detailed kit list will be sent once you are
confirmed on the week. You will require all
your own alpine climbing and camping kit. The
club provides a cook tent, gear tent, stoves to
cook on, ropes, a toilet and even a shower!
Recommended Items to Bring:
A sense of adventure, sense of humour and a
passion for climbing some fantastic routes in an
amazing part of the world!
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
TBC from Calgary. Sunday morning from Golden.
Carpool from Golden on the Sunday morning to
the helicopter staging area. The precise
staging area is still to be finalised with
Alpine Helicopters, dependent on the condition
of the logging roads this year. However it
will be somewhere on the West side of the
Kinbasket Lake, approximately 120 km from
The accessible peaks from camp include:
East Peak of the Gothics,
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
We understand that circumstances can change and
the unforeseen can occur, but once cashed, all
payments are non-refundable (unless you can
find a suitable approved replacement).
Cancellation insurance can be purchased through
the ACC National HQ in Canmore.
*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 Monday, June 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM.