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Tantalizing Tantalus - Climbing Camp - Tue, Jul 1 2014, Wed, Jul 2 2014, Thu, Jul 3 2014, Fri, Jul 4 2014, Sat, Jul 5 2014, Sun, Jul 6 2014
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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.
|Event Location:||Tantalus Range|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Jul 1 2014, Wed, Jul 2 2014, Thu, Jul 3 2014, Fri, Jul 4 2014, Sat, Jul 5 2014, Sun, Jul 6 2014
8:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Sun, Jun 22 2014 10:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||6 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Difficult|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
|Member Cost:||$600.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
The Vancouver Section is hosting a summer
climbing camp to the Tantalus Range, open to ACC
members and guests with intermediate to advanced
Our base will be at ACC's Jim Haberl hut , at (2073m/6800')
elevation in the Serratus-Dione Col, located just
northwest of Squamish, BC and about a 6-hour hike
above Lake Lovely Water (1160m).
We'll be catered by Theresa Calow. Theresa
catered last year's highly successful Lake O'hare
camp. She has extensive experience delivering
delicious meals that provide an abundance of
sustenance to keep even the most ravenous
mountaineer licking their lips!
To maximize climbing opportunities, the hut
will be accessed by helicopter (fly in+out) with
aviation, out of the Squamish airport.
Departure July @ 8am. Return Sunday July 6.
This is an unguided camp so everyone is
expected to contribute to planning and managing
the climbs and camp.
The Tantalus climbing camp is a great
opportunity to explore the spectacular granite
peaks of the coast range The terrain around the
hut is dramatic, full of jagged ridges, tumbling
glaciers yielding mixed snow and rock routes of
various grades on peaks.
Tantalus is a Greek
mythological figure, made to stand in a pool of
water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with
the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water
always receding before he could take a drink.
Want a worthy mountaineering objective?
Look no further! Tackle witch's tooth and down
climb chimney-gully. All in all, a full day of
adventure on the SE Spur! If that's not
tantalizing enough, try your hand at the Kay-
Mannix or the west face.
DIONE was the Titan
goddess of the oracle of Dodona in Thesprotia, and
the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. Her name is
simply the feminine form of Zeus (Dios).
The mountain is only a hair's breath
away from Tantalus, located immediately south and
less than 1/3 km away. Taken from the southeast
divide (its easiest route), it is a class 3 rock
with its jagged ridges, is squeezed between Mount
Tantalus to the north and Lake Lovely Water.
It is at close proximity to the Haberl
hut. Due to its poor rock, the most popular routes
are on the north and west faces that range between
PD and AD, with ice and/or 4th class climbing.
To register: Please sign up on iCal and
provide your climbing experience, along with your
objectives and gear. Your registration will be
confirmed after your climbing experience vetted
and upon receipt of $678 , payable by June 1st
Please feel free to contact either of
organizers with any question you may have.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||0Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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** Vancouver Transit Info
To get your climbing mojo going
by checking out these indispensable resources:
- Alpine Select, Kevin McLane
- A Guide to Climbing and
Hiking in Southwestern B.C., Bruce Fairley
- CAJ 1969, p. 76
- Map Sheet: (1:50,000) 92G/14
- Tantalus up close:
- Great pics: h
Thank you RealaWorld!!
- Website: www.bcmc.ca (trip
- The usual websites for
climbing reports: Bivouac.com, Trailpeak.com,
- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||$599.01 (hut+food+heli)
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Sun, Jun 22 2014.|
|Make a Payment:||Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
If you have registered for the
camp and for some reason can't make it, let Amir
or Suzanne know as soon as possible. Fees will be
reimbursed 80% till May 30; 50% till June 15, and
0 after June 15 (unless a replacement is found by
the participant; a waiting list will also be