AMP1 Bugaboos - Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Bugaboos 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Aug 10, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 4 days, 3 Nights Aug13-16 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Lida Frydrychova
Clare Ormerod

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:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


COVID 19; Please note there are new protocols and guidelines that we must all adhere to whilst taking part in club events and courses. Please ensure you have read and understood the following documents:

Calgary Section Protocols

New Waiver/Declaration of Health

Trip Leader Checklist- Single-Day Policy

Trip Leader Checklist- Multi-day Policy

These guidelines need to be followed through the duration of the event/course. If any of these guidelines are not followed then you won’t be able to participate.

This trip is for anyone that wants to experience the Bugaboos for the first time.  This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters from Peak Stratagem.


The cost for this event is $465 and includes 4 days (August 13-16) of mentorship with an ACMG guide from Peak Stratagem. You will need to pay for camping once at Applebee Campground. The hike in is not long, but is very strenuous, 5.6 km with 900 meter elevation gain.


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, rock climbing and glacier travel.  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 depending on your capabilities, take a turn leading the group. The Bugaboos are a dramatic alpine environment including Crescent Spire, Bugaboo Spire, Marmolata and Pigeon Spire.  Specific objectives will depend on the background and skills of the participants.


This event is for the  Beginner 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

Rock climbing, beginner to low-intermediate trad is helpful but not essential

Glacier travel including crevasse rescue training

Fitness level for long alpine days, eg 10-12 h days

Required Items to Bring:

Personal gear/clothing and food for four days and three nights. We will be camping, so appropriate gear including tent, sleeping bag, mat, stove, cooking equipment, etc. Climbing and glacier travel gear: Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, rock climbing shoes, 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

In addition to the above, All participants must come prepared with at least two non-medical masks (mask must be at least two layers), hand sanitizer (60% alcohol), eye protection (sun glasses are OK) and full-finger belay gloves.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell (jacket and pants), sunglasses, sun screen and camera.


The Process to sign up is as follows:

Put your name on the waitlist.

Email a description of your climbing experience to the trip coordinators Jenny Bradshaw (, David Zemrau ( and Chad Sales (

Upon acceptance to the course, make your payment within 2 days by clicking the Buy Now button below. 

You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card. 

Once you have paid, take a screenshot of the receipt PayPal displays and send it to the to the trip coordinator who will put you on the registered list.

Payment option

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.
*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 Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM.