Winter Camping & Glacier Travel Course Roger's Pass - Friday, Mar 04, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Rogers Pass 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Mar 04, 2022 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 06:55 PM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Start Practicing for a single to multi-week traverse or base camp of your dreams. Cover all of the details including stoves, tents, how much fuel to bring per person per day, how to melt snow and the tested and true secrets of winter camping. This course will involve 2 nights of winter camping, with 3 days of skiing.

Learn to plan easy to cook meals that won't make your stomach ache with things you have in your cupboards at home and how to enjoy back country cooking.

We will also cover the winter permit system in Rogers Pass and how to navigate it successfully no matter what the conditions. You will need your own park pass and winter permit as per the park regulations.

Learn how to pick and build a comfortable base camp or winter glacier camping site using tools you carry with you. Everything from building wind walls to digging out vestibules for your tent. There are a few simple modifications you can learn about that help make your winter camping gear much more efficient that are very inefficient.

Prerequisites: Moderate level of fitness and good working knowledge of your touring gear. Moderate downhill riding ability with a full 50lb traverse pack and willingness to put on cold boots in the morning. AST 2 and crevasse rescue course.

Price: This course is $700/day. For 5 people, that would be $140/day or $420 +GST for the 3 days.

I will wait until we have 5 people and confirm interest at that point before having people pay, so that the amount is clear.

This course is run by Chris Girard, ACMG ski guide. He is passionate about connecting people with the beautiful mountain wilderness, breaking down barriers and providing a safe place for guests to learn through valuable life changing experiences.

Payment Options:
  • Member $441.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 06:55 PM.