AMP 2 - Alpine Efficiency - Mt Fable - Saturday, Sep 02, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Exshaw 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Sep 02, 2023 08:01 AM  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Sep 03, 2023 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Aug 29, 2023 03:45 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dom d'Argent
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


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

This is an AMP 2 level trip:

AMP Level 2 is to further the skills of “advanced beginner” to “intermediate” mountaineers who have done a handful of alpine and lots of scrambling or ski mountaineering trips in order to allow them to move from PD to AD level. 

Participant requirements: previous alpine experience participating in PD trips or difficult and/or winter scrambles, rock climbing beginner, sufficient level of fitness to carry 45 pound pack over 2 days with 1200m elevation gain per day.


The cost for this event is $445 and includes 2 days of mentorship with an ACMG guide from PeakSTRATAGEM.  


Day 1 - Meet in Exshaw.  The day will be spent reviewing and developing alpine rock skills.  Topics may include anchors, transitions, short pitching, multi pitch skills, leading leading a rope and other skills that will be useful in the alpine.  The route choice will likely be Tall Ships in Grotto finishing at the Recharted Sea for Day 1.

Day 2 -  Summit attempt of Mt Fable using the skills developed on Day 1, ensuring safe and efficient travel over rock in an Alpine Environment.  Route will be selected on day one and is dependent on the skill level and goals of the participants.  As this is part of the AMP program all participants will be expected to contribute to the progress of the climb.

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 on Fable.  Brent/Peak Stratagem guide will be close by giving guidance/mentorship*  The cost for this individual will be $225.


  • Put your name on the waitlist.
  • Email Dom D'Argent; and Clare Ormerod; with detail of your experience and your expectations of the course.  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 and overtrousers, enough food for the day, 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.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Meeting point TBC


Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $225.00 CAD
  • Member $445.00 CAD
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 Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 03:45 PM.