Cathedral Mountain - Sunday, Sep 03, 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: Cathedral Mountain 
Event Starts:   Sunday, Sep 03, 2023 04:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 04:30 AM @ HW22/HW1 Crossing)  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Sep 03, 2023 10:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Sep 02, 2023 01:30 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Mathurin Romand

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The Climb: Cathedral Mountain is an easy and pleasant alpine ascent with some spectacular views in Yoho National Park - suitable for novice alpinists with some glacier travel experience.

One of Vern's top 10 "easy alpine climbs" (explor8ion) :


Fitness/Skill Expectations:  You must be prepared for a long day in the mountains and familiar with glacier travel, including the use of crampons and ice axe as well as crevasse rescue. 

Participants must be comfortable with the use of crampons on exposed ice slope.

You should be prepared to ascend and descend about 1,700 m of elevation gain over 20km.

Logistics:  The plan is to drive from Calgary on Sunday morning, climb Cathedral Mountain in the day, drive back home in the evening.

Screening: Event attendees will be screened to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience to complete this climb.  Sign-up is not first come first served, and attendees will be selected at the discretion of the trip leader. 

If we haven't climbed together recently send me a quick email at: explaining your experience, fitness, previous trips this season and why your a good fit for the trip. 

Weather:  The forecast for Sunday looks currently good but unstable.  It's supposed to rain a lot on Wednesday and Thursday.  We will keep an eye on the forcast and if it deteriorates too much we might consider a shorter and easier day.

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, harness, rappel/belay device, a few locking biners, double length sling, glacier travel kit, boots, crampons, ice axe, warm clothes, food, waterwater, anything else you might need.  

Detailed list will be discuss with the group before Sunday.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Highway 1 to Yoho National Park, Lake O'Hara Parking lot

Carpool Departure Time:   04:30 AM
Carpool Location:   HW22/HW1 Crossing

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 Saturday, September 02, 2023 at 01:30 PM.