Little Hector - Moderate Scramble - Saturday, Aug 12, 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: Scramble 
Event Location: Little Hector  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:05 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School, Calgary)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Aug 10, 2023 11:59 PM  
Event Duration: Day Trip 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 2
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Little Hector is a moderate scramble that offers magnificent views of the Mt Hector / Mt Balfour area. We will probably follow the route described in Kane's scrambles book. It should take ~7-9 hours.

Kane book (2016) online, Trailpeak trip report

Please only sign up if you have the fitness to comfortably ascend ~1260m at a moderate steady pace, and are fine with moderate scrambling and some exposure.
If we don't know each other yet please email me with your recent scrambling experience and we can talk to make sure the trip is a good fit.

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, rain jacket, warm clothes, water, food
Filled-in trip waiver. (Here's the link)

Micro spikes and ice axe (we'll decide at the parking lot whether to bring these)

Recommended Items to Bring:

National Parks pass, bear spray, hiking poles, camera, treats to share

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

We will meet at Our Lady of Assumption School and carpool from there. It's a 2 1/4 hour drive.

Carpool Departure Time:   07:05 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption School, Calgary
Carpool Directions:   Just NW of junction of Sarcee Trail and Hwy 1, in Bowness.


Please plan to carpool

Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for the signature fields before arriving at the event.

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.

Trip Feedback
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM.