AMP 1-2 - Lake O'Hara Mountaineering - Friday, Aug 21, 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: Elizabeth Parker Hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Aug 21, 2020 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Chelsea Darrach
Lida Frydrychova
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   12 (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.

For this AMP event we will be heading to Elizabeth Parker Hut (the ACC group will be the only people staying at the hut for these dates). This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters from PeakStratagem.

The cost for this event is $ 535 and includes 3 days (August 21-23) of mentorship with an ACMG guide from Peak Stratagem.

This Alpine Mentorship Event is an AMP 2 level which aims to further the skills of “Advanced Beginner” to “Intermediate” mountaineers who have done a handful of alpine and lots of scrambling or ski mountaineering trips in order to allow them to move from PD to AD level. Required Skill Sets to Participate Previous alpine experience participating in PD trips or difficult and/or winter scrambles Ice climber beginner Rock climber beginner 3-person crevasse rescue Fitness level to carry a 45 pound pack over 2 days with 1200m elevation gain per day 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 take a turn leading the group.

Itinerary: We will meet at location TBC and time TBC on the Friday. We will then walk up to the hut (the bus isn't running this summer), practice skills and that evening we'll develop trip plans for next two days according to weather.


Required Items to Bring:
Personal gear/clothing and food for three days and two nights at the hut. Climbing and glacier travel gear: Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, 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, thermos with hot drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Meet up location : TBC  
Carpool Departure Time:  
Carpool Location:   TBA
Carpool Directions:   TBA Also please note Car Pooling is not recommended unless you are part of the same household or close friends’ group.


ACC Hut protocols and guidelines can be found here. ACC Hut Protocols

The Process to sign up is as follows:

Put your name on the waitlist.
Email a description of your climbing experience to Chelsea at and she will get in touch with you.

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


Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver 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.

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

*Note: Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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, August 05, 2020 at 12:00 AM.