Mt Chester - Moderate Scramble - Saturday, Sep 03, 2022

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: Scramble 
Event Location: 6.5km south of Highwood Pass 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Sep 03, 2022 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:30 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Sep 01, 2022 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: ~12 hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 13 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Mt Chester offers excellent views, moderate scrambling, and a relatively short drive and approach. We'll be carpooling to the trailhead and then following the route in Kane's Scrambles book. Please read his description, and check out:

Steven Song's trip report

soistheman's trip report

This climb will involve 1190m of vertical gain over 14km, and moderate/difficult scrambling. Please only sign up if you are sure that this is well within your ability level.

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, rain jacket, warm clothes, water, food

Ice axe (we'll decide at the parking lot whether to bring)

Micro spikes (ditto)

Recommended Items to Bring:

Sunscreen, bear spray, Kananaskis pass, camera, binoculars

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

South on Hwy 40, then 20km up the Smith-Dorrien (742) to the Chester Lake trailhead

Carpool Departure Time:   07:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption School
Carpool Directions:  

7311 34 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 1N5

Main (east) parking lot

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

If you sign up but then can't make it, please let me know by as early as possible, ideally by Thursday 9pm. Last-minute pull-outs and no shows will be logged.

*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 Thursday, September 01, 2022 at 09:00 PM.