AMP 1 - Columbia Icefields- Mount Athabasca - Friday, Aug 23, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Columbia Icefields 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Aug 23, 2019 05:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


For this AMP event we will be heading to the iconic Columbia Icefields to attempt Mount Aathabasca and/or surrounded peaks. This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters from PeakStratagem.

The cost for this event is $ 257 and includes 2 days (Aug 24- 25) of mentorship with an ACMG guide from Peak Stratagem. You will be driving the evening of Aug 23rd. We will be staying at the Beauty Creek hostel for 2 nights. Please note, each participant will pay $77 for their own overnight fees upon arrival at the hostel (cash or credit card are accepted).

This Alpine Mentorship Event is for individuals who have basic mountaineering experience and training. On this event you will further develop alpine skills including route finding, crevasse rescue, glacier travel techniques and more. This is your chance to take charge while under the mentorship and coaching of an alpine guide. Everyone will have the opportunity to collaborate with route planning and take a turn leading the group. Some peaks in the area are Boundary peak, A2 and Athabasca, with the goal of making an ascent to Mount Athabasca weather and conditions permitting.

This event is for the “Advanced Beginner” to “Intermediate” level mountaineer. Previous mountaineering should include a handful of alpine trips, basic rock and lots of scrambling trips. Participants should have the following mountaineering skills:

  • Previous scrambling and alpine experience
  • Glacier travel including crevasse rescue training
  • Fitness level for long alpine days, eg 10-12 h days

Itinerary: We will arrive to Beauty Creek on Friday evening and develop a trip plans for next two days according to weather. Saturday we will work on skills such as crevasse rescue, roping up and glacier travel techniques. Weather permitting, Sunday we will attempt Mount Athabasca or a similar peak.


Required Items to Bring:
Personal gear/clothing and food for three days and two nights at the hut. Climbing and glacier travel gear: Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, belay device, 2 additional locking carabiners, anchor sling (120cm) w 2 non- locking and 2 locking carabiners, 2x 5mm 10kN accessory cord, 1x 2m 10kN accessory cord. A formal gear list will be provided closer to the event.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos with hot drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Meet up location : Beauty Creek Hostel  
Carpool Departure Time:  
Carpool Location:   TBA
Carpool Directions:   TBA


The Process to sign up is as follows:

Put your name on the waitlist.
Email a description of your climbing experience to Luis at
Upon acceptance to the course, make your payment within 2 days by clicking the Buy Now button below.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*Note: Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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, August 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM.