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 - email@example.com. 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.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
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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. 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 Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM.