The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Wapta Ski Traverse (Guiding, Food, Huts Included) - Sat, Apr 6 2013, Sun, Apr 7 2013, Mon, Apr 8 2013, Tue, Apr 9 2013, Wed, Apr 10 2013, Thu, Apr 11 2013, Fri, Apr 12 2013, Sat, Apr 13 2013, Sun, Apr 14 2013

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 6 2013, Sun, Apr 7 2013, Mon, Apr 8 2013, Tue, Apr 9 2013, Wed, Apr 10 2013, Thu, Apr 11 2013, Fri, Apr 12 2013, Sat, Apr 13 2013, Sun, Apr 14 2013  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 15 2013 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Michael McMinn
Amber McMinn
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Member Cost:$1,750.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

We are planning a Classic Traverse of the Wapta Ice Field in April 2013. It will guided by Tom Wolfe, whom we have skied with in the past ( and he will arrange food and huts and will guide us along the traverse. We will spend two nights in some of the huts and plan on doing some day tours and possibly climbing a peak along the way. Looks like we can do a Wapta April 7-12 as follows: April 6 - Drive to the Rockies (location TBD); evening team meeting, gear organization April 7 - Skiing; Overnight at Peyto Hut April 8 - Skiing; Overnight at Bow Hut April 9 - Skiing; Overnight at Balfour Hut April 10 & 11 - Skiing; Overnight at Scott Duncan Hut, possible summit attempt of Mt Balfour. April 12 - Ski out to cars, overnight at hotel/hostel (location TBD) April 13 - Drive home We will look into staying at the ACC clubhouse in Canmore or Lake Louise both before and after the trip. You will be responsible for booking this and paying for it yourself. Info from Tom, some details still to be determined and will be based on a group consensus: "the extra day at Scott Duncan gives us a good chance at climbing Mt. Balfour!"

Required Items to Bring:
Avi Rescue Gear; Crevasse Rescue Gear; backcountry ski gear; overnight gear; warm clothes; Complete gear list to be provided prior to trip
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Complete gear list to be provided prior to trip

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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Experience ski touring and skiing with an overnight pack is preferable. We would prefer if you have had practice performing beacon search, avi rescue skills and crevasse rescue skills prior to the trip. Just a precaution to keep the team safe. For more info on the Wapta Traverse, check out these links:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$1,750.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$1,750.00/Person
Cost Includes:Cost is $1750 per person including all guiding, food while on traverse, hut accommodation, taxes. First and Last night hotels & food, travel day food, travel expenses not included. A deposit of $500 per person will be required ASAP. The remainder of the balance ($1250) will be due 3 weeks prior to the trip, on March 15. Please contact us for details on the payment.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: No Partial attendance. If you cancel you will lose your deposit.

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