Mt. Columbia - 2nd tallest in the Rockies - Ski Mountaineering - Thursday, May 16, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Columbia Icefield 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, May 16, 2019 06:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 PM @ )  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, May 14, 2019 07:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 Nights + 1 Night Alpine Centre Lake Louise 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Rick Bennett
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
May 16 - The plan is to leave Calgary Thursday late afternoon/evening and spend the night at the Lake Louise Hostel. May 17 - Early'ish rise and breakfast. Car pool and travel up to the Columbia Icefield via the Athabasca Glacier, set-up camp Friday afternoon on the north side of the trench. May 18 & 19. Saturday, if weather conditions permit, we would rise with a typical alpine start and travel up Mt Columbia. Alternatively, if weather or avi conditions do not cooperate, we would make a second attempt on Sunday or possibly Snow Dome. Pls plan to be flexible. May 20 - Break camp and head back to Calgary with hopefully smiles on our face. Arrive early evening. Participants should be in good shape and have completed a couple challenging trips this season. You will have AST1 and AST2 would be preferred, crevasse rescue, comfortable with a BIG pack, ice / axe crampon ascent of 40+ degree east face.
Required Items to Bring:
Glacier travel kit, ice axe, ski and boot crampons, and winter camping gear.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Whatever makes you comfortable and smile!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Off Hwy 93N (Icefield Parkway)  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 PM
Carpool Location:  
Carpool Directions:   We will sort out carpool location closer to the event.

Notes:
Cost: Lake Louise Hostel for Thursday, May 16 night. Meals up to each person - self catered.

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

The objective is very much weather and avi condition dependent. The goal is not to cancel the trip rather make best efforts to change the location and objective.
*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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM.