Week 1 Section Camp - Gothics + Adamants, Selkirks - Sunday, Jul 14, 2019

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: TBC 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Jun 03, 2019 10:00 AM  
Event Duration: 7 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Casey Blais
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


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 recorded ascents!!

Self Guided and Self Catered 7 days camp.

*Much more* information can be found on the Summer Camp page.
Interested? Then sign up for the week and download the application form, once completed please email it back to the Section Camp Coordinator clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk 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 participant.
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 – clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk – if you’re not certain, to discuss your application. After May 1 the camp will be opened up to other Sections.

  • Maps:
    • Mt Sir Sandford(82N/12) and Sullivan River(82N/13),
  • Guide books:
    • 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 appropriate.
The preferred payment option is to send an INTERAC e-transfer to the ACC Treasurer - treasurer@acccalgary.ca – 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,
Calgary, AB
T2P 2M2

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:  
Carpool Location:   TBC from Calgary. Sunday morning from Golden.
Carpool Directions:   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 Golden.

The accessible peaks from camp include: Adamant Mtn, Blackfriar Pk, Azimuth Mtn,, East Peak of the Gothics, Mount Thor, Post Peak Mount Fria, Gibraltar Pk, Stockmer Yggdrasil Mtn

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.