Mount Balfour - 2 days - Saturday, Mar 25, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Skiing 
Event Location: Wapta Icefield 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 05:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ TBD)  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tami Nolan
Lida Frydrychova

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


Staying at Balfour hut the night of Mar 25, 2023.  Day 1: Ski into Balfour hut via Bow hut approach (14k, 900m).  Day 2: Ascend Mount Balfour (8km, 1050m) and exit via Bath Glacier (20k, 700m ascent, 1750m descent) or via Balfour Glacier and Hector Lake (17k, 1000m ascent, 2100m descent) depending on conditions.  Expect a 10-12h day on Day 2.  Trip route and objective will be dependent on conditions and weather.  


If we haven’t skied together, please send your background information by email to the trip leaders including: 3 most challenging ski trips in the last year, experience with glacier travel, fitness level for the planned objective, downhill skiing level.


Getting out for 1-2 backcountry ski days with the trip leader/s before the trip will be part of the screening process if we haven’t skied together before.  Please also include your weekend availability between now and end of Feb.  Event participants won’t be chosen based on sign-up order and group will be decided by mid-late Feb.   

Required Items to Bring:
Ski touring gear, avalanche gear, helmet, harness, crevasse rescue gear, ice axe, ski crampons, boot crampons, sleeping bag, food for 2 days, water, warm layers.  Full gear list to be shared closer to the trip date.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

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 Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 AM.