AMP 1 - Intro to Ski Mountaineering (Peyto Hut) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Wapta Icefields 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Near Four Points Sheraton / McDonalds on 16th Ave near C.O.P.)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Apr 29, 2022 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   Yes


Peyto Hut is located at the north end of the Wapta Icefield. It offers stunning views and great ski mountaineering!

This trip will be based at the hut and focus on nearby objectives like Trapper Peaks, Mt Habel and Mt Rhondda.

Cost: $515 and includes 4 days of mentorship with a guide and 3 nights of hut accommodation.

This AMP 1event is designed for intermediate to advanced ski tourers that want to expand their winter mountaineering skill set under the mentorship of a guide. The Alpine Mentorship Program gives participants the opportunity to learn by spending 4 days with a PeakSTRATAGEM Guide. It will challenge your navigation, mountaineering, glacier experience, crevasse rescue techniques, snowpack assessment and avalanche forecasting. You will prepare navigation plans, participate in am/pm meetings, lead the group, navigate complex terrain and analyze and discuss avalanche conditions in real time.

Participants will be expected to review the avalanche bulletin and create a trip plan before Thursday February 25 in preparation for a pre-trip group meeting prior to approaching the hut.

While on the icefield we will practice crevasse rescue, route finding and attempt ski mountaineering objectives. Evenings will be spent reviewing what was learned during the day and preparing white out navigation plans for the next day.

Accelerate your learning as you take in the beauty of the Wapta.

**The AMP group will be the only people staying in the hut at this time.**

Please note this is a self-catered event but catering is available from PeakEats at an additional cost and may be coordinated by the trip organizer.

Prerequisites: AST 1, Crevasse Rescue Training, intermediate to advanced level of fitness allowing you to move through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 40 pound pack for 3 days with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions, and at least some previous experience leading groups.

Send an email detailing your level of experience and relevant skills training to, who will read through it and be in touch with you to let you know if you have been accepted on the trip. Once you have been accepted you will be required to pay within 48 hours via PayPal (found in the additional notes section of the trip post). Once confirmation of payment has been received, you will be moved from the waiting to the attendee list.

Required Items to Bring:

An official gear list will be provided closer to the event.  In general you will need a regular ski touring kit, plus a harness, ice axe, 1x triple locking carabiner, 2 pear shaped carabiners (locking), couple more locking carabiners, prussiks, 1x sling.  

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Near Four Points Sheraton / McDonalds on 16th Ave near C.O.P.

Please download, complete this form (LINK) and forward it to Tyler and Clare at and  If you are unable to download the form please save a new Google Doc and forward us the link.

Payment Options:
  • Member $999.99 CAD
  • Guest $999.99 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

If you cannot attend you are responsible to find a suitable replacement in order to receive a refund.

*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 Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM.