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Bow-Yoho Ski Mountaineering Traverse - Mon, Apr 1 2019, Tue, Apr 2 2019, Wed, Apr 3 2019, Thu, Apr 4 2019, Fri, Apr 5 2019, Sat, Apr 6 2019, Sun, Apr 7 2019
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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:||Field, BC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Apr 1 2019, Tue, Apr 2 2019, Wed, Apr 3 2019, Thu, Apr 4 2019, Fri, Apr 5 2019, Sat, Apr 6 2019, Sun, Apr 7 2019
6:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Sat, Sep 1 2018 12:00:00 AM
|Event Duration:||7 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Difficult|
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|Member Cost:||$1,645.00/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:||
4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Please note the date has changed to April 1-
7, 2018. This is final.
Photos from our April 2018 trip:
(c) 2018 Sawback
Back due to popular demand! In 2018 we ran two
sold-out trips on the Bow Yoho. Both trips were
very successful with strong positive reviews
from the participants.
A Guided, Catered, hut-to-hut crossing of the
Bow-Yoho Traverse located in Banff and Yoho
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A separate registration is required, Tom will
contact you once you've signed up for this
section trip with details. If you have any
questions about this trip you can contact Tom
This 7-day itinerary is longer than most 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.
What’s included: ALL accommodation (6 nights
including one night at the lovely
Lodge, and 5 nights in Alpine
Club of Canada
backcountry huts), ALL meals from dinner on
April 1 to lunch on April 7, Guiding.
What’s not included: Equipment, transportation,
Price: $1795 CAD, $1645 for Vancouver ACC
Day 1: Monday, April 1 - Truffle Pigs
Lodge, Field, BC 6:00 pm -- Introductions over
dinner in Field, BC at the “Truffle Pigs
Bistro” (dinner is included in your trip fees).
In case you haven’t heard of it -- this is one
of the finest restaurants in the Canadian
Rockies! After dinner it’s back to your hotel
rooms where your guide will pay you a brief
visit for an equipment check and distribution
of group gear and food.
Day 2: Tuesday - Bow Hut 8:00 am -- a
breakfast, again at the Truffle Pigs cafe.
Bagged lunches will be provided by Kicking
Horse Lodge. Make sure your backpacks and ski
gear are packed and ready to go. 9:00 am --
depart for the trail head at Bow Lake (Num-ti-
jah Lodge parking lot) The ski from Bow Lake to
Bow Hut takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours
depending on conditions and group speed. There
should be time left at the end of a day for a
quick lap on the awesome slopes above Bow Hut
at the end of the day.
Day 3: Wednesday - Guy Hut - Traverse
set our course west for the Guy Hut, traversing
over the Gordon-Rhondda pass, over the Yoho
Glacier’s gnarly icefall, below the spectacular
Mt. Collie, and a short distance down to our
hut below Yoho Peak.
Day 4: Thursday - Guy Hut - Peak
The Guy Hut is not only the premiere hut on the
Wapta, it’s also an excellent staging point for
many of the great ski runs in the area
including Yoho Peak N and SE faces, Des Poilus
SE face, the subpeak to the north of Des
Poilus, Mt. Collie, to name the plums of the
Day 5: Friday - There are two ways to
Stanley Mitchell Hut, both pretty darned
exciting. The first, over Isolated Col, is
steep and relentlessly exposed to avalanche
hazard on both the north and south sides. The
second is over the Whaleback, which has less
avalanche hazard and which in the right
conditions offers a good ski descent through a
lightly treed avalanche path to the valley
bottom and then a trudge up-valley to the
famous and ancient Stanley Mitchell Hut. In the
winter of 2018 -- all three times! -- avalanche
hazard was low, so we dropped our loads at the
top of Isolated col for a hot lap on the
outstanding 300 m north facing side (back
towards Des Poilus) for an outstanding powder
run, and completed the day in style with a long
descent down the south side. This old log
structure has been shelter to thousands of
skiers since the early days of mountaineering
in the Canadian Rockies.
Day 6: Saturday - Stanley Mitchell Hut If
in the Little Yoho Valley with the wood stove
crackling then you will definitely want to stay
for at least one more night…. So that’s our
plan. Our last full day of adventure offers
opportunities at bagging the Presidents, Mount
MacArthur, Isolated Peak, or doing some cool
Day 7: Sunday, April 7 - Trip
conclusion The ski out from Stanley Mitchell Hut
is best if you can head up over the Iceline
trail and out via Yoho Pass and Emerald Lake
Lodge. This requires good stability and cool
conditions, so we might have to slog out via
Takakkaw Falls road. Either way, we will aim to
be back in Field by 2 pm at the latest. This is
the end of the trip. You have the option of
kicking back by the shores of the Kicking Horse
for another night (extra charge applies) or
jetting back home.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Meet at Truffle Pigs Bistro in Field, BC at 6:00
pm on Monday, April 1. Further directions will be
provided at that time.|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||1540Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $385.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Tuesday, November 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.|
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||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 1 to lunch on April
|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.|
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