Columbia Icefields [Read all details first] - Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Thurs May 16: drive to stay in a hostel
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-
May 20: Descend to car; opportunity for summit
bagging may present themselves on the way.
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.
List will be coordinated with participants closer
to the trip dates.
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
Logistics may require setting up vehicles at both
Saskatchewan Gl. & Athabasca Gl. accesses
As we may not know you well, please send info
to firstname.lastname@example.org and
- Describe any recent multi-day self-supported
ski traverses/winter camping you have done
- Describe your crevasse rescue and glacier
- 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
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
A go-no go decision will have to be made closer
to the trip.
Group size & composition TBD.
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.