Petain Creek Camp and Glaciers - Friday, Jun 23, 2023

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: Alpine 
Event Location: Petain Creek/Bivy Campground 
Event Starts:   Friday, Jun 23, 2023 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ 51.083293, -114.206665)  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Jun 25, 2023 08:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 06:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D5 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ethan Shipley

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 2
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 2
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Based on the group's skill level, exploration of Petain Glacier, Castelnau Glacier, and Elk Glacier will occur. The goal for the weekend is to spend time on the Petain Glacier and explore local summits in the region.

Registrants are to have crevasse rescue experience and will be pre-screened for the event. Please email me at outlining your mountaineering experience, with summits completed and routes taken.

Pre-screening is required.

Required Items to Bring:

Sleeping bag

Stove System
Food for 3 days

Water filtration/purification

Glacier crevasse rescue gear

Ice axe


Ice Screws


Recommended Items to Bring:


Bug net


Positive attitude

Emergency beacon

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Petain Creek Campground is obtained by hiking through Elk Pass, under Mount Fow, up through Upper Elk Lake, towards Petain Basin and possibly stopping at Bivy Camp as the final location.

Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   51.083293, -114.206665
Carpool Directions:  

 Carpooling will be by the McDonald's near COP on Bowridge Crescent, south side.

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 Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 06:00 PM.