This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.
The Columbia icefields are home to the highest peaks in the world... okay maybe not, but its pretty cool. Learn the right way to approach these peaks. Possible objectives include Mt Columbia, highest peak in Alberta, and second highest in the Canadian Rockies at 3747m.
Ski touring, winter camping, glacier travel, route finding, ice axe/crampon ascent of 40+ deg east face. Participants will take turns leading various legs of the trip. Evenings will include route review and planning for the next day.
Cost: $599 includes the guide’s day rate. Please note this is a self-catered event but catering is available from PeakEats at an additional cost.
Prerequisites: AST 1, crevasse rescue, intermediate to advanced level of fitness allowing you to move through mountain terrain, ability to carry a 50 pound pack for 2 days with 1200m elevation gain per day, ability to confidently ski in the backcountry in all weather conditions. Gear list to be supplied prior to the trip. Previous winter camping experience optional.
The objective is clearly dependent on the weather and avi conditions. The trip will not be cancelled, but the objective/location may be changed.
Day 1 – Big Day. Early start from Calgary to meet at Brent’s in Canmore. Then drive to Athabasca and ascend to the Trench, set up camp.
Day 2 – Mt Columba??
Day 3 – Additional objectives (Snowdome/Castleguard) or skills practice.
Day 4 - Descent, return to Calgary
Please sign up, download this form (LINK), fill it out and send it to Tyler and Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . We will get you on the trip and let you know you are approved to pay.