This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.
This will be a four day ski traverse from Mosquito Creek Hostel to Lake Louise Ski Area via the Drummond Icefield. This trip will involve ski touring, winter camping, glacier travel, route finding with the potential for ice axe/crampon ascents. Participants will take turns leading various legs of the trip. Evenings will include route review and planning for the next day.
Prerequisites: AST 1, crevasse rescue, a fitness ability that will allow you to move through mountain terrain with a 45 lb pack and the ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions. Gear list to be supplied prior to the trip. Winter camping experience preferable but not necessary. See Summits and Icefields 1 by Chic Scott and Mark Klassen for more details.
Friday: Start at the Mosquito Creek Trailhead early, proceed to North Molar Pass and descend to the Pipestone Valley via Fish Lake. Camp near Fossil Creek for the night.
Saturday: Travel south in the valley bottom before ascending the ramp up to the Drummond Icefield. Make camp on the glacier.
Sunday: Depending on weather, travel conditions and group consensus try to ascend a peak on the glacier before descending off the glacier. Camp at Baker Lake.
Monday: On the last day ski out to Lake Louise ski area via Skoki Lodge. Collect shuttle vehicles, return home.
Cost: $451 includes guide’s day rate. Please note this is a self-catered event but communal cooking and catering from PeakEats at an additional cost will be a recommended option.
Send an email with your experience to Chad Sales (firstname.lastname@example.org).