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Athelney Pass Summer Mountaineering Camp Week 1 - Sat, Jul 23 2011, Sun, Jul 24 2011, Mon, Jul 25 2011, Tue, Jul 26 2011, Wed, Jul 27 2011, Thu, Jul 28 2011, Fri, Jul 29 2011, Sat, Jul 30 2011
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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:||Athelney Pass - Pemberton/Salal Creek Staging area|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jul 23 2011, Sun, Jul 24 2011, Mon, Jul 25 2011, Tue, Jul 26 2011, Wed, Jul 27 2011, Thu, Jul 28 2011, Fri, Jul 29 2011, Sat, Jul 30 2011
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Jul 1 2011 7:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||I week|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Athelney Pass is a remote site E of the Lillooet Icefield, at the head of Salal Creek. On the E side of the Coast Range, it enjoys a dry climate. At 1,800m, it is surrounded on the N side by rolling glaciated peaks like Mt Ochre (2,500m) that are easy scrambling. On the S side of the valley, a line of peaks (Ethelweard (2,700m), Guthrum and Icemaker) are surrounded by crevassed glaciers that offer classic alpine snow approaches and long dry ridges on granite-like rock. The area has something for everyone.
|Required Items to Bring:|
There is a large mess tent (6m diameter x 3m high) for communal eating with a cook’s table, three dining tables, folding stools, propane cookers and gas bottles. All kitchen gear, plates, cutlery etc are supplied. Food storage – this is grizzly country. A set of tall poles with cross wires and pulleys will allow you to hang all eatables out of reach. There will be a shower area, and 2 camp biffies down-slope, all with privacy surrounds.
Communication – there’s no cell phone cover. There will be a satellite phone and an EPIRB for emergencies, and a vhf radio to coordinate helicopter transfers. There are 8 handheld radios with a 3-5km range that are used between climbing parties and base camp.
Each person is limited to 250 lb. This weight means you, all your equipment and your communal dinner. Please be honest. Or find a small partner to pool with. Details on what to bring will be circulated nearer the time.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
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- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.|
Attendance is open to both the Vancouver and Vancouver Island section members of the ACC. This is a self-catered, unguided one-week camp for $500 (no HST) covering 2-way helicopter flights and camp gear. Places are reserved with a cheque made out to Alpine Club of Canada – Vancouver Island Section and sent to Martin Smith, 738 Lands End Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5K9. Money talks. The sooner you send it, the sooner you are sure of a place. On the back of the cheque, write the preferred week, your phone number and your email address so your place can be confirmed promptly.
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: The refund policy is simple: if we/you can find a replacement, you get your money back. So, cancel early and you’ll have a good chance of a refund. Cancel late and you’re likely out of luck. Sorry, no exceptions.