Mount Pocaterra - Saturday, Oct 08, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Scramble 
Event Location: Ptarmigan Cirque Trail Parking Lot 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Our-Lady-of-Assumption School (34 Avenue NW))  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Oct 07, 2022 07:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Joad Clement

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


(This trip was initially for Elpoca Mountain, but the Elbow Lake trail access is unfortunately closed now.)

Mt Pocaterra through Mt Tyrwhitt is a moderate to difficult scramble with some very exposed sections. Expect a 9-hour day.

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, climbing gloves, layered clothing, food, water, tuque + mitts, headlamp.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Pole(s) for the steep descent

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our-Lady-of-Assumption School (34 Avenue NW)
Carpool Directions:  

Meet at the school at 6:30 for a departure at 6:35 am. I live in Marda Loop and can pick up participants along the way. Contact me for alternate carpooling locations (e.g. Hwy 22 turnoff). The drive from the school to Highwood Pass is 130 km / 1h 25 min.


Fitness level: able to ascend 1,400m at a moderate, steady pace.
Check the following sites for pictures and descriptions: (possibly ascent route)

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

*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, October 07, 2022 at 07:00 PM.