Week 3: 2024 Section Camp - The Gold Range - Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: The Gold Range - Southern Monashees 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 10:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 03:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jun 07, 2024 10:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Susan Twitchell
Clare Ormerod
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 2
Minimum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:


2024 SECTION CAMP: THE GOLD RANGE

This summer we’ll be heading to the Gold Range in the Southern Monashees.  This area is a little known breathtaking valley that has a large amount of alpine rock routes of varying grades, some fun scrambles, glacier hiking and multi-pitch routes.  We will be camped in an area surrounded by beautiful alpine lakes and meadows.  


We have a lot of route information, gpx tracks, photos, maps and these have been uploaded here. This is a work in progress and may be updated.


WHEN: Sign up for one of 3 weeks: This posting is for week 3: 13-20 July.


WHO: 12 (max) ACC Members per week. The camp is self-guided, self-catered and self- managed.  Most, if not all, routes will involve glacier travel, so participants should have knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques.   Whilst the Camp is self-guided, we can accommodate some less experienced team members, the number of which is dependent on the skill base of the other participants.  Please email Clare – clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk – if you’re not certain, to discuss your application.


INTERESTED?: Then sign up for the week and download the application form, once completed please email it back to the Section Camp Coordinator clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk and Week 3 Camp Manager susangoeshiking@gmail.com.

Please do not complete the form in the google drive as your information will be saved and the next person who accesses the form will see this.  Definitely download it first before filling it in.  Click here for an application form.

 

Also feel free to email with any questions you may have.  The Camp Manager for your chosen week will review your application and contact you to let you know if you are on the week. Once accepted on the week you will need to pay using the PayPal button once it is added - see note below.

 

CAMP:

The camp will be located in the Frigg Cirque at approximately 2100m, next to some lovely alpine lakes.


MAP:

Map sheet 82L 09


COST: $730 

We are now using Glacier Heli out of Revelstoke.   The initial cost quoted on the posting was with us using Alpine Heli out of Golden.   

This price is based on 9 x paying people per week (the camp manager for each week does not pay)   There are contingency flights included in the cost too.  Once all helicopter, fuel, consumables costs, numbers of participants are finalised after camp there will be a refund issued, if appropriate.  

Once accepted onto the trip please pay using the PayPal button below. 


HAZARDS: In registering for this event you are confirming that you have read and acknowledge the Trip Hazards detailed in the Additional Notes section below.


     PAYMENT:

   Please pay using the PayPal button below. You don't need a PayPal account.  Please send payment receipt to the camp manager and they will add you to the week, if you haven't been added already. 


OBJECTIVES:

There are a wide range of grades from scrambles to 5.10 trad climbs.  The bias of the routes is more towards rock climbing, alpine ridge scrambles, with some glacier approaches.   


Route information has been collated into this document. And more information is in this folder.


A high level selection of routes, to give you an idea of the grade range, is:


Mt Odin

EAST RIDGE (MT ODIN) F 3RD CLASS

ANGRY PTARMIGAN TRAVERSE (MT ODIN) PD- 4TH CLASS

Mjollnir Tower

EAST RIDGE (MJOLLNIR TOWER) PD 5.7

Mt Hugin

WEST RIDGE (MT HUGIN) F 3RD CLASS

NORTH FACE (MT HUGIN) PD- LOW 5TH

NORTH EAST RIDGE (MT HUGIN) AD- 5.6

Mt Munin, Munin's Claw, Gold Range

EAST RIDGE "MUNIN'S CLAW" (MT MUNIN) AD 5.8

SOUTH EAST RIDGE "GOLDILOCKS TRAVERSE" (MT MUNIN) AD 5.8

Frigg Tower – Main

NORTHWEST BUTTRESS (FRIGG TOWER - MAIN) D- 5.10

FRIGGSAW PUZZLE (FRIGG TOWER - MAIN) D- 5.10+, 60M

SOUTH FACE DIRECT (FRIGG TOWER - MAIN) TD- 5.10+, 200M

Frigg Tower – East

WEST RIDGE (FRIGG TOWER - EAST) PD- 5.5

SOUTH FACE (FRIGG TOWER - EAST) AD- 5.9

FRIGG'S TOY F 4TH CLASS





Required Items to Bring:

Please see this link for a gear list to get you started.


Recommended Items to Bring:

Stoke!


How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

We will carpool from Revelstoke to the helicopter staging area, which is here.  Details will be confirmed closer to the camp.

 

Notes:

Trip Hazards – Must read BEFORE registering.  


Rock Climbing

·       Rockfall

·       Rockfall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.

·       Terrain

·       Trees, forest deadfall, and tree stumps

·       Creeks

·       Rocks and Boulders

·       Variable and difficult walking terrain

·       Impact or collision with other persons or objects

·       Encounters with domestic or wild animals

·       Contact with poisonous flora or fauna

·       Loss of balance or control

·       Slips, trips and falls.

 

·       Falls and Belaying

·       Rock climbing presents the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or ground, which can lead to injury or death

·       The risk of belay failure is also present which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall

 

·       Communication, rescue and medical treatment

·       Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

·       Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

·       If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

§  Other

·       Slips, trips and  falls both outdoors and indoors

·       Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact

·       Equipment failure

·       Negligent first aid

·       Negligence of other people

Mountaineering

·       Rockfall and icefall

o   Rockfall and icefall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock or ice can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.

 

·       Avalanche

o   "Avalanches can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss."

·       Terrain

o   Crevasses

o   Cornice fall

o   Tress, forest deadfall and tree stumps

o   Creeks

o   Rocks and Boulders

o   Variable and difficult walking terrain

o   Impact or collision with other persons or objects

o   Encounters with domestic or wild animals

o   Contact with poisonous flora or fauna

o   Loss of balance or control

o   Slips, trips,and falls

 

·       Falls and Belaying

o   Mountaineering and ice climbing present the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or the ground, which can lead to injury or death.

o   The risk of belay failure is also present, which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall

 

·       Communication, rescue and medical treatment

o   Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

o   Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

o   If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

·        

·       Other

·       Slips, trips and falls both outdoors and indoors

·       Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact

·       Equipment failure

·       Negligent first aid

·       Negligence of other people

 



Payment Options:
  • Member $730.00 CAD
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, June 07, 2024 at 10:00 AM.