Mount Burstall - Saturday, Aug 05, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Scramble 
Event Location: Burstall Pass Trailhead. Kananaskis park pass is required for all vehicles 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Aug 05, 2023 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Valley Ridge Outdoor Rink)  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Aug 05, 2023 05:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Aug 04, 2023 01:22 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   John McMechan

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


John McMechan and Erik Esser will Co-lead the trip as part of trip leader training. If John doesn't know you please send a brief email outlining your experience and recent trips to both John and Erik at and FYI I don't see connections through the ACC site it has to be directly through email. 

Mount Burstall is a difficult scramble offering views of Mount Birdwood, Sir Douglas, and Galatea. Refer Bob Spiro, Stevensong, Explor8ion for descriptions.


Leave Calgary carpool by 6, be on trail by 8. Must have the fitness for moderate pace and experience in exposed situations. We will have some protection gear and rope if needed.  We will connect with the group Friday with exact trip details.

If the weather isn't conducive to a difficult scramble we will pick something in the area that is less difficult. 

Required Items to Bring:

Send introductory email to John & Erik as per Itinerary. 

Helmet, Ultralight harness, backpack with layers, food, water, sturdy boots

Recommended Items to Bring:

Camera, Bear Spray, Poles, Sense of Humour 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

West on Hwy 1, South on Hwy 40, West/north on 742 to the Burstall Pass trailhead (across the highway from Chester Lake parking lot)

Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Valley Ridge Outdoor Rink
Carpool Directions:  

For carpool, meet at the Valley Ridge Outdoor Rink. 

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Friday, August 04, 2023 at 01:22 AM.