Bonnington Range Ski Traverse - Kootenays - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
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Shame, but we lost two participants due to injury. Reach out to me quickly to join this cool trip
The premier route through the range is a ski
traverse around the headwaters of Erie Creek
from Bombi Summit in the south to Porto Rico in
the east. The route follows the height of land
throughout and passes over the summits of
several Bonnington Range peaks and through
outstanding ski touring terrain. Excellent
skiing throughout, challenging navigation and
will make you smile!
This will be a four day traverse with
overnights at Grassy Mountain Hut, Steed Hut,
and finally the Copper Mountain Hut. If you
like lux huts, this may not be for you. If you
like the vibe of vintage huts with plenty of
character this is the trip. Not allot of elbow
room in the huts...
Total distance is approximately 45km with
2,500m elevation gain, and 2,800m elevation
Further details on the traverse can be found
p=page&page_id=Bonningtons. Plenty of trip
Information on the huts can be found at:
The cost of the huts is $55/person. A portion
of your fee is in support of the trip leader.
We will leave Calgary Wednesday January 22 and
return the night of January 26. Longer travel
We will spend one night at the YMIR Hotel
January 22. Cost TBD and not expensive.
We will be using a shuttle service between
Bombi Summit and Porto Rico Road. Cost TBD.
Vehicles will be left at the exit point.
Required Items to Bring:
Skis, boots, poles, beacon, probe, shovel,
sleeping bag, sleeping mat, warm clothes.
As a group we will need to bring fuel for the
Recommended Items to Bring:
Whatever makes you smile and comfortable!
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
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coordinator – Rick Bennett
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM.