BITS: Alpine - Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Bow Hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School)  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vi Pickering
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
This trip is geared for past BITS participants who would like to take the next step and venture onto the Wapta Icefields. 2 nights will be spent at Bow Hut with possible summit attempts of either Mts. Gordon, Rhonda, Olive. Prerequisites: must have completed a full season of Bits within the last couple years (2019/2020 season does not count), have AST 1 or 2, have done a crevasse rescue course. The cost of this trip is $100.00- this will also cover your Wilderness Pass. You will be required to pay this to the treasurer once you have been moved to the attendee list. More details will follow as the ski season commences.
Required Items to Bring:
Skis (AT or Tele), boots, poles, skins. Avalanche gear: beacon, probe, shovel. Glacier gear: harness, ice axe, 3 locking biners (one needs to be a triple locker), 3 non locking biners, 2 cordelettes (7mm, one should be 5m the other can be 2m), Webbing (5m), glaciers glasses (sunglasses that wrap around are sufficient) Hut gear: sleeping bag, hut clothes and booties, food for 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Chocolate or alcoholic treats for your leaders. Sunscreen. Crampons may be used if we do mt. Olive.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Wapta Icefields  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption School

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

There will be no refunds after registration is complete.
*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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 06:00 PM.