Mt King George - Saturday, Jul 15, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Height of the Rockies PP 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Shouldice Park and Ride (or other agreed location))  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Jul 16, 2023 06:42 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 06:42 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dan Doll

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:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


We'll drive almost to the end of the Palliser FSR. With overnight packs, we'll cross the Palliser River (no bridge) and hike up Fynn Creek to a bivy site. The next morning, we're up early to head up to the upper south glacier and on to the top. From there descend back to camp, walk out to the car and drive back to Calgary (long day). You must have good fitness/endurance, training/experience in glacier travel/crevasse rescue and steep snow and alpine ice climbing/descending. You need to be comfortable fording moving water.

Required Items to Bring:

Gear list and group equipment to be discussed in more detail. You will need to bring a harness, helmet, headlamp, mountaineering axe (not a ski mountaineering tool like Petzl Ride), crevasse rescue gear, belay/rappel device with locking carabiners, steel crampons, stiff shank mountaineering boots. Lightweight overnight gear that is warm enough (e.g. mat, sleeping bag).

Recommended Items to Bring:

Second ice tool, footwear for water crossing. Full list to be discussed.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Shouldice Park and Ride (or other agreed location)


Note the following risks and hazards:


·       Rockfall and icefall

o   Rockfall and icefall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock or ice can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.


·       Avalanche

o   "Avalanches can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss."


·       Terrain

o   Crevasses

o   Cornice fall

o   Tress, forest deadfall and tree stumps

o   Creeks

o   Rocks and Boulders

o   Variable and difficult walking terrain

o   Impact or collision with other persons or objects

o   Encounters with domestic or wild animals

o   Contact with poisonous flora or fauna

o   Loss of balance or control

o   Slips, trips,and falls


·       Falls and Belaying

o   Mountaineering and ice climbing present the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or the ground, which can lead to injury or death.

o   The risk of belay failure is also present, which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall


·       Communication, rescue and medical treatment

o   Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

o   Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

o   If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow


·       Other

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, July 12, 2023 at 06:42 PM.