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Bow-Yoho Ski Traverse on the Wapta Icefield!! - Sun, Apr 15 2018

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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:Yoho National Park Alberta
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 15 2018  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 14 2018 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:6 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Matty Walton
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Member Cost:$1,680.00/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: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
One spot available. Act fast!! The Wapta Icefield is an incredible destination for ski mountaineering. Really, it has it all: an excellent hut system, perfect terrain for traverses, and easy access to excellent ski mountaineering objectives. The best time of the year is late March to late April when the snowpack is settled and you can still count on dry powder runs; this trip is right in that perfect window. The classic Wapta Traverse runs roughly north-south across the expanse of the Wapta and Waputik Icefields passing by four ACC huts. The east-west crossing, from Bow Lake to Takkakaw Falls and the #1 Highway near Field, BC is a classic traverse in its own right, but a much more serious one due to the 20-km crossing between the Bow and Stanley Mitchell huts. The new Louise and Richard Guy Hut at Mont des Poilus breaks up this crossing, making the trip safer and more comfortable and accessible. The first documented crossing of the Bow-Yoho Traverse was made in summer, 1910 by the renowned Austrian guide, Conrad Kain. Kain guided the route in six days from Laggan (present day Lake Louise) with pack horses to Bow Lake and included a first ascent of Mont des Poilus on July 31, his 27th birthday. (ACC) The new hut also provides a staging point for objectives around the Des Poilus Glacier zone: Mt. Collie, Mt. Des Poilus, and the exciting steep descent directly to the lower Yoho Glacier are a few of the options that previously required either very long days from huts, or a high camp. Now you’ve got the state-of-the-art Guy Hut to return to at the end of the day! We will spend two nights at the Bow Hut, two nights at the Guy Hut, and a final two nights at Stanley Mitchell Hut. This itinerary is longer than some other Bow-Yoho trips offered, giving us more time to explore the incredible ski mountaineering available instead of putting our heads down and charging through the traverse.

Required Items to Bring:
As per equipment list
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
As per equipment list

Notes:
Please email me directly with your experience, fitness, and skiing ability..... and any questions you may have. The party is currently a party of 4 with one guide.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$1,680.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$1,680.00/Person
Cost Includes:What’s included: ALL accommodation (6 nights including one night at the lovely Truffle Pigs Lodge, and 5 nights in Alpine Club of Canada backcountry huts), ALL meals from dinner on April 15 to lunch on April 21, Guiding.
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:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!




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