Sunday is forecast to be mainly sunny and a lovely 0 deg! Yoho is calling for a mod-mod-mod avalanche hazard (better than the Considerable hazard everywhere else). Likely target is Top Hat Peak in Yoho NP (between Emerald Peak & Mount Carnarvon) - 5 km one way, 1300 m gain from the parking lot at Emerald Lake to the summit of Top Hat Peak (crampons and axe may be needed to get to the summit depending on snow conditions). There's also an option to do a circuit traverse around Emerald Peak.
The trip leaders Brendan and Simon will be staying overnight in Lake Louise, so meetup will be some time around 8:30 AM at Samson Mall in Lake Louise. If enough people are coming from Calgary, there may be an option to carpool with others from the city.
Mandatory: Transceiver (digital 2+ antennae) (remember to
check your batteries), snow shovel, probe, backcountry
ski gear, and knowledge of how to use them (AST1 minimum)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Food/drink, extra clothing, any required
personal items, sunglasses/ski goggles and headlamp, sunscreen, camera, FRS radio.
If we are going to a summit, an
ice axe, helmet, and boot crampons might be
Ski crampons may be an asset and have come in handy across the season.
How to Get There:
tbd - will be sent by email.
Carpool Departure Time:
we will meet at Samson Mall in Lake Louise at about 8:30, sign waivers and do a quick gear check, then head to Emerald Lake
Minimum AST1 or equivalent level experience is required. If you intend
to bring a splitboard, let us know. As we may not know you well (or at all),
please send info to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
your avalanche training, crevasse rescue and glacier travel experience
your back country ski experience
your ski comfort level (e.g. OK on Blue runs, struggle on Black Diamonds,
I do the Delirium Dive blindfolded, I'm new to this)
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extra clothing, any required personal items, sunglasses/ski goggles and
headlamp, sunscreen, camera, FRS radio.
An ice axe, helmet, and
boot crampons might be needed. Ski crampons may be an asset and have come in
handy across the season.
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 05:00 PM.