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Classic Wapta Traverse & Wapta Blitz Traverse

$230.00$999.00

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CLASSIC WAPTA TRAVERSE, March 16-19th, 2018 $999.00

The Classic Wapta from Peyto Lake to the Great Divide Lodge over 4 days and 3 nights. The first night will be spent at the Peyto Hut in the beautiful Peyto Cirque with many peaks to climb and ski. Day 2 will be spent traversing to the Balfour Hut climbing a peak or two along the way. On day 3 the crux of the traverse is tackled, up and over the Balfour High Col. If weather cooperates an attempt on Mt Balfour (3285m) will be made then on to the Scott Duncan Hut for our final night out. On day 4 one of two exit options will be skied, the scenic Bath Glacier or the Sherbrook Lake exit.

If you are unsure if the Classic Wapta is for you contact the AAA office at [email protected]

WAPTA BLITZ TRAVERSE,  March 16-18th, 2018 $699.00

The Wapta Blitz is a 3 day get er done style Wapta Traverse, for the get er done riders out there. The first night will be spent at the Balfour hut which is tucked underneath the monarch of the ice fields Mt Balfour, traveling up to Bow hut for lunch and onwards. The second day you will traverse to the Scott Duncan hut and along the way, weather permitting, an attempt on Balfour will be made. Day three will be spent skiing back to the road. This style of trip is well suited for intermediate-strong back country skiers and riders who have some touring experience.

Additional Information

Trip Dates

Wapta Classic: March 16-19, 2018, Wapta Blitz: March 16-18, 2018

What's Included

Certified Mountain Guide
Permits
Huts
Catered food for the traverse

Gear List

• Skis, I recommend a shorter (160 – 185cm) mid-fat to fat ski designed for powder and spring snow conditions
• Climbing skins
• Ski Poles/ split boarders too
• Ski boots/ snowboard boots
• Avalanche beacon with fresh batteries
• Snow shovel
• Avalanche probe
• Daypack, 35-45 L
• Sunglasses and ski goggles
• Thermos flask and or water bottle
• Sun block & Lip Cream
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp with fresh batteries
• small Blister & 1st-Aid Kit
• -7 sleeping bag, if staying in hut or hostel
• Camera
• Personal Toilet Items
• If tour is glaciated:
• Lightweight climbing harness for glacier travel,
• 3 locking caribiners, 2 non locking caribiners
• 2 4-6 m long 6mm cord, 1 sewn sling

Clothing
• Polypro underwear (top & bottom)
• Warm pants (nylon blend, insulated or fleece)
• Warm shirts (not cotton)
• Medium weight fleece sweater
• Fleece Jacket
• Light insulated jacket or vest
• Waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
• Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon, with side zippers)
• Socks x 2
• Wool or fleece hat
• Waterproof ski gloves or mitts
• Neck tube/balaclava
• Sunhat
• Casual clothing to wear in the hut, t-shirt
• Hut shoes/sandals/booties

Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance through Northman Insurance @: https://northman.co/alpine-air-adventures/

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