AMP 1&2 - Drummond Traverse - Friday, Apr 10, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Banff National Park 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Apr 10, 2020 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
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.

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 (

Required Items to Bring:

Ski touring set up, winter camping gear, glacial camping gear. We will arrange shared group gear, tent, stoves, etc prior to the trip.

Recommended Items to Bring:

A sense of adventure.. and a high SPF lip chap!

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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 Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM.