Mount Joffre - Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Upper Lake parking Lot  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Assumption School )  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days - June 29, to July 1, 2019 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vi Pickering
Susan Twitchell

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Joffre is one of the 11,000 footers. It is one of those beautiful snow covered mountains that takes in some fantastic views in the upper Kananaskis region.

We will hike in 11 Kms on Saturday June 29, 2019 and camp at Aster Lake. We will have a very early 3:00 a.m. start on Sunday, June 30, 2019 to climb Joffre. We’ll return to camp and enjoy some rest, possibly climb up Sarail if we have lots of energy otherwise catch up on sleep. Hike out on July 1, 2019 back to the parking lot and home.

We will have a pre-trip screening hike and practice on May 4, 2019 up EEOR, Grotto or Baldy, so once it is posted please sign up if you want to be considered for the Joffre trip. If we have not climbed, hiked or been on trips with you than send us your ice climbing and mountaineering experience. We will make our final selections by end of May.

Once you have been selected you can make the payment of $44.00 via paypal:

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After payment you will be moved from the wait list to the going list. You will also be provided a gear list and group gear will be discussed.

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, glacier gear, crampons, mountaineering ice axe, camping gear, clothing suitable for the forecast, water treatment, sunglasses, sunscreen, headlamps, camera

Recommended Items to Bring:
Snow shoes, poles, notebook maps. Shared camping gear, ropes, and group first aid will be sorted once the participants are selected. A further gear list for glacier travel will be provided.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Head into Peter Lougheed Park towards the Upper Kananaskis Lake. Turn left and park in the gravel area in the 2nd to the last parking area. Not the last parking lot. We will be going around the lake clock wise.  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Assumption School
Carpool Directions:   Google it!

We could possibly take more participants if there are enough suitable experienced participants.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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There is no refund for cancellations once payment is made but if you have to cancel you will be directed to find a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the leaders. The replacement will then make payment to the participant who cancelled.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM.