Bow-Yoho Traverse - Thursday, Mar 23, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Bow lake to Emerald Lake/Monarch Campground 
Event Starts:   Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ Carpool and shuttling will be coordinated prior to the trip.)  
Event Ends:   Monday, Mar 27, 2023 11:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

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


Note: If you are interested in this trip place yourself on the wait list and send your ski and mountaineering resume to Serena ( Do not worry about the number of people on the wait list! Acceptance of persons on the trip will be at the discretion of the coordinator and not first-come, first-served. If you are accepted, you will be required to submit payment prior to being moved to the registered list.

The Bow-Yoho Traverse is the one of the classic Canadian Rockies hut-to-hut ski traverses. This trip will cover more than 48km over 5 days and 4 nights. We will be staying at the Bow, Richard & Louise Guy, and Stanley Mitchell huts. We will try and attempt some of the numerous mountaineering objectives along the way based on conditions and group dynamics.

Day 1: Car shuttle and approach to Bow hut. Depending on conditions and energy there may be time for a summit or a few turns behind the hut on the Glacier in the afternoon.

Day 2: Ski to Richard and Louise Guy hut. Again, depending on conditions, it may be possible to summit one of the many peaks along the way.

Day 3: Depending on conditions, we will attempt to summit one of the peaks in the area (Des Poilus, Mt. Collie) or just get some turns in on adjacent slopes.

Day 4: We will ski to Stanley Mitchell hut. Hopefully, depending on conditions there may be time and energy left for a few turns after we arrive at the hut.

Day 5: In the morning, we will ski out to the cars and should be done by lunchtime. Depending on conditions, we will either ski the road out to Monarch Campground or ski over the pass to Emerald Lake.

Required Items to Bring:

A detailed gear list will be provided prior to the trip (Ski touring and mountaineering gear (including boot and ski crampons), glacier travel gear,  base layers, warm layers, hardshell pants/coat, softshell pants/coat, hut booties, sleeping bag, change of clothes, sunglasses/goggles, avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel. Also, food for 5 days.)

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Carpool and shuttling will be coordinated prior to the trip.

Payment Options:
  • Member $170.00 CAD
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 Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM.