Columbia Icefields [Read all details first] - Thursday, May 16, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Columbia Icefields 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, May 16, 2019 05:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5.5 days incl. carpool 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Simon Trudel
Ian Hunt

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:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Thurs May 16: drive to stay in a hostel overnight (TBD) May 17: Ascend to Icefield & set up camp (route TBD) May 18-19: Hopefully conditions will allow for some ski ascents. Read a book, build snow sculptures, drink in camp if we're in a white- out. May 20: Descend to car; opportunity for summit bagging may present themselves on the way. (route TBD) The basecamp location will depend on forecast, weather window, conditions, and group makeup/aspirations. Proposed locations include (A) the Twins / Stutfield col, providing access to the Twins, Stutfields, and Cromwell; (B) top of Athabasca glacier, provindg access to Andromeda, Snow Dome, Kitchener, Castleguard. Flexibility is important - dates may shift slightly depending on weather window.
Required Items to Bring:
Multi-day winter camping gear, back-country ski gear, crevasse rescue gear

Recommended Items to Bring:
List will be coordinated with participants closer to the trip dates.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 PM
Carpool Location:   TBD
Carpool Directions:   Logistics may require setting up vehicles at both Saskatchewan Gl. & Athabasca Gl. accesses

As we may not know you well, please send info to and - Describe any recent multi-day self-supported ski traverses/winter camping you have done - Describe your crevasse rescue and glacier travel experience - Describe your back country ski experience, including names & emails of possible references - Any group gear that you may have: winter tent [Make/Model/# ppl], stove [Make/Model], fuel canisters [# + mL], glacier rope - 30m x 8mm min), group 1st aid [details], repair kit [details], emergency tarp [size], pickets, GPS / PLB / InReach or Spot - Do you have a groundsheet if we are using a Megamid tent (has no floor)? - Provide make/model/capacity for ppl & gear of your vehicle A go-no go decision will have to be made closer to the trip. Group size & composition TBD.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.