AMP 2-3 - Assiniboine - Friday, Aug 11, 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: Mount Assiniboine 
Event Starts:   Friday, Aug 11, 2023 07:01 AM  
Event Ends:   Monday, Aug 14, 2023 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Aug 08, 2023 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dom d'Argent
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 1
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters from PeakSTRATAGEM.

This is an AMP 2-3 event and is suitable for intermediate to advanced mountaineers. These members have done multiple alpine trips and want to start or are already leading similar trips.

The cost for this event is $1020 and includes 4 days of mentorship with an ACMG guide from PeakSTRATAGEM.  The cost is higher than previous AMP trips given the small ratio on the trip. 

You do have the option to fly in on the Friday rather than the hike, you would be responsible for booking your flight and organising to meet up with the rest of the team, once there.  There is no option to fly out on the Monday. 

The cost does not include a stay at the Hind hut, this will have to be booked by participants once the trip is confirmed.

The focus will be on coaching you how to climb Assiniboine, developing safe skills for summer  mountaineering including rope systems, trip planning and navigation. Participants will also have the opportunity to create and execute white out navigation plans. Focus will be on safe travel rather than on summits.

This is your chance to take charge while under the mentorship and coaching of an alpine guide.

** For this trip to run one participant needs to be a competent rock leader (experience approved by Dom and Brent) and able to lead the 2nd rope.  Brent/Peak Stratagem guide will be close by giving guidance if required**  The cost for this individual will be a lot less at $650.

Itinerary: We will meet at location TBC on the Friday and head to Mt Shark parking lot to begin our walk in.  

The Process to sign up is as follows:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.
  • Email Dom D'Argent; and Clare Ormerod; with detail of your experience. Once this has been reviewed you will be notified if you are accepted on the event.
  • You then need to make your payment by clicking the Buy Now button below. You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card.
  • Once you have paid, you will automatically be added to the attendee list. 

Required Items to Bring:

Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos, sunglasses, sun screen and camera

A detailed gear list will be sent out by Peak Stratagem, most items can be rented from them if you don't have all the equipment.

Standard camping/hut equipment, enough food and snacks for 3 nights and 4 days.

How to Get There:
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Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $650.00 CAD
  • Member $1020.00 CAD
  • Guest $1020.00 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 Tuesday, August 08, 2023 at 12:00 AM.