Peyto Hut Ski Mountineering- AMP Level 1-2 - Friday, Feb 21, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield  
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Feb 21, 2020 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 12:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 Days- Fri Feb 21, Sat Feb 22, Sun Feb 23 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   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: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.


Peyto Hut is the located at the northerly end of the Wapta Icefield and offers stunning views and great ski mountaineering! This trip will be based from the hut and focus on nearby objectives like Trapper Peaks, Mt Baker, Mt Thompson and Mt Rhondda.


Cost: $315 and includes 3 days of mentorship with a guide and 2 nights of hut accommodation.


This event is designed for intermediate to advanced ski tourers/intermediate alpine climbers that want to improve their skills with the mentorship of a guide. The Alpine Mentorship Program gives participants the opportunity to learn by spending 3 days with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters. It will challenge your navigation, mountaineering and glacier experience. You will be preparing a navigation plan, leading a group, navigating complex terrain, analyzing and discussing avalanche conditions in a real life scenario.

Participants will be expected to review the avalanche bulletin and create a trip plan before Thursday February 20 and a pre-trip group meeting will take place. Brent will typically be second or third on the rope as participants take turns leading the team across the traverse. While on the icefield we will practice crevasse rescue, route finding and attempt ski mountaineering objectives. Evenings will be spent reviewing what was learned during the day and preparing white out navigation routes for the next day. Accelerate your learning as you take in the beauty of the Wapta.

The cost of the trip includes hut booking fees and the guide’s day rate. Please note this is a self-catered event but catering is available from PeakEats at an additional cost and may be coordinated by the trip organizer.


Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training, intermediate to advanced level of fitness allowing you to move through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 40 pound pack for 3 days with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions, and at least some previous experience leading groups.


Send an email detailing your level of experience and relevant skills training to Jenny Bradshaw - Once you have been accepted you will be required to pay within 48 hours via PayPal (found in the additional notes section of the trip post). Once confirmation of payment has been received, you will be moved from the waiting to the attendee list.

Required Items to Bring:

Ski touring kit, glacier travel kit, food, energy bars, base layers, warmth layers, hardshell pants/coat, softshell pants/coat, hut booties, avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, toiletries, etc.

A detailed gear list will be provided.

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

Please review our Participant Responisbility Guidelines!

*Note*- there will be no refunds for this event unless a suitable replacement is found that has been accepted by the event co- ordinator.

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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. 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.

Trip Feedback
If you have any feedback, positive or negative, concerning this trip or any other, we want to hear from you!
Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM.