Sequoia Supply Backcountry Beta (Eventbrite Link) - Thursday, Mar 14, 2024

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: Social 
Event Location: Sequoia Supply, 3611 48 AVE SE, Calgary AB T2B 3N8 
Event Starts:   Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 06:45 PM  
Event Ends:   Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 09:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 12:00 AM  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Jason Shaver

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests,  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 45
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Register on EVENTBRITE - Tickets are FREE

Link to Event:

Come join us in our shop on Thursday March 14, as we continue to build a backcountry ski community and produce networking opportunities, while aiming to provide valuable insight, provoke thought, and promote discussion.

Come anytime after 6:30pm to socialize and network - the presentations will start at 7:00pm and aim to wrap up by 9pm.


Introduction to Glacier Travel and Rescue:

Neil Warren (@neilwarrenskiguiding) is an ACMG Ski Guide and CAA Avalanche Professional based out of Calgary, and is also the owner, designer and main craftsman at local mountain gear company Alpine Threadworks. Neil is going to provide a gear focused introductory talk on glacier travel/rescue gear, rope types, rope lengths, rescue items, when to rope up etc.

Think of this as an introduction and/or precursor to pursuing a more formal glacier travel/rescue course with Neil or other accredited providers.

Drummond Bonnet Trip Report with Winter Camping Tips and Lessons Learned:

From trail running and scrambling, cross country skiing, to backpacking- Kathleen Schaef always enjoys a challenge in the mountains. The allure of pushing her physical limits to reach terrain and landscapes that most people don't get the chance to see is what drew Kathleen to backcountry skiing. She considers herself more of an uphill skier than a downhill skier, so ski traverses were a natural fit. The Drummond Bonnet Traverse was a perfect challenge - 90km on skis and 5 nights of winter camping. Kathleen aims to summarize her experience completing (with husband Joel) the Drummond Bonnet Traverse, and share things they learnt, and their tips for making winter camping a little more comfortable. Their motto with backcountry winter travel is that you don't know what comfort is until you are uncomfortable.

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 Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 12:00 AM.