Mt. Joffre - Tuesday, Apr 30, 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: Skiing 
Event Location: PLPP 
Event Starts:   Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 06:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 04:30 AM @ TBD - based on where people are coming from (default is west edge of city off 16 Ave))  
Event Ends:   Wednesday, May 01, 2024 04:16 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 10:16 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dan Doll

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


A mid-week cold spell is forecast next week, so let's take advantage of that before the skis get stored for the summer.

This is an overnight (two-day) ski mountaineering trip to attempt Mt. Joffre. Even with it spread over two days, there is significant distance and elevation to cover both days. In addition to winter camping (hopefully keeping our loads light), there is glacier travel and the potential for some climbing. You will need to have training/experience in glacier travel/rescue and ski mountaineering/alpine climbing. Get in touch if you have questions. If you register, please send me a message with an overview of your relevant experience and training.

There will be a mandatory virtual pre-trip meeting on Sunday April 28 at 7 PM.

The dates may be shifted to Wednesday-Thursday if weather/conditions dictate.

Required Items to Bring:

- Ski crampons and foot crampons are both mandatory

- Harness and glacier rescue kit

- Mountaineering axe (not an ice climbing tool)

- Transceiver, shovel, probe

- Helmet

- Headlamp and spare batteries/charge

- Winter sleeping bag and mat

Recommended Items to Bring:

Group gear, camping gear and other items to be discussed at the pre-trip meeting

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   04:30 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD - based on where people are coming from (default is west edge of city off 16 Ave)

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 Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 10:16 AM.