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DESCRIPTION:

Summer Solstice Alpine Climb, June 23-24th 2018 $389.00 pp

 

A great opportunity to climb one of Alberta’s highest peaks during the 2018 summer solstice.

 

Saturday will be a skills day which may include climbing a smaller peak. Skills will include: ice climbing, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, rappelling and ice screw anchors. Meeting time is 8:00AM on the 17th at the ice fields campground in Jasper National Park, the group will be car camping at this location.

 

Sunday the group will attempt Mt Athabasca (3491m), it will be an early start leaving camp around 4 a.m., so take the time to condition yourself the week before. If Athabasca is unattainable for whatever reason, one of the many other lower peaks will be attempted.

 

Minimum experience is strong hiking and or scrambling experience. This course suits all levels of climbers from beginner to advanced and a great way to further your skills.

 

3 day Alpine Skills Long weekend June 8-10th 2018 $499.00 pp

 

Similar to the Summer Solstice addition, one extra day to allow for in depth learning and practice. On day two or three and attempt of Mt Athabasca will be made, conditions dependent.

 

Mt Andromeda add on $299.00 pp + tax based on 2:1 ratio. If you are interested in Mt Andromeda add on for Monday June 11th or 25th  or a custom date contact Jeff if you are interested (meeting the eve before at ice fields).

***Private custom dates and courses can be organized inquire with [email protected]@yahoo.ca***

 

$389.00$499.00

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Certified Mountain Guide Instruction
  • All group technical gear
  • Alpine kit rental, crampons, harness, axe & helmet $20.00 / day

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodations
  • Transportation

GEAR LIST

SLEEPING GEAR:
  • PILLOW, light and small
  • SLEEPING BAG (3 season,-9 deg C min)
  • Car Camping gear
CLOTHING LIST: In the mountains it is important to layer your clothing. I suggest layers of light, easily carried clothing that allow for fast and easy adjustment to best suit fast changing temperature conditions in the mountains. Cotton clothing of any kind is not recommended as it causes rapid heat loss when wet. We will have time to go through your clothing and gear prior to the climb. You will need to bring:
  • WOOL / BLEND SOCKS clean socks for each day.
  • Warm LONG PANTS to climb in. These should be wool/nylon blend, fleece pants or Sheoller material
  • Light SHIRT or T-SHIRT.
  • Wool or fleece LONG SLEEVE SHIRT.
  • FLEECE SWEATER (medium weight).
  • Heavyweight fleece or insulated/down JACKET.
  • Water proof OUTER JACKET with hood (Gore-Tex).
  • Waterproof OUTER PANTS, preferably with side zips on legs.
  • Waterproof knee-length GAITERS that will fit over large boots.
  • Waterproof mountaineering GLOVES or wool / fleece mitts /gloves plus waterproof over mitts, two pairs.
  • WARM HAT / TOUQUE.
  • SUNHAT with wide brim.
  • NECK TUBE / BALACLAVA
EQUIPMENT LIST: You will need to bring:
  • MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS: You will need proper mountaineering boots designed specifically for this use. Most hiking boots are not suitable not being firm enough, waterproof and not made to take crampons. Mountaineering boots are made from leather or plastic. Leather boots have either a semi-rigid or a rigid sole. Plastic boots have rigid soles. The most important feature of a mountaineering boot is comfort followed by performance. If buying try a few different pairs and if they are not comfortable don't buy them. There are many good brands. They include Asolo, Kayland, Koflach, la Sportiva and Scarpa..
  • BACKPACK: Large enough to carry spare clothing, lunch, water and climbing gear. 40-55 L
  • ICE AXE: For intermediate and advanced ascents an ice axe with a curved pick is best suited, 55cm-65cm.
  • CLIMBING HARNESS
  • 12 POINT CRAMPONS which must fit your boots.
  • CLIMBING HELMET
  • SUNGLASSES with good UV protection, 'glacier glasses'.
  • SUN CREAM.
  • Lip Cream.
  • HEADLAMP with fresh batteries.
  • WATERBOTTLE (1L minimum).
  • POCKET KNIFE.
  • BLISTER KIT ('moleskin', 'Second Skin')
  • FIRST-AID Items (band-aids, ibuprofen & aspirin / Tylenol is enough as we will have a kit also).
  • CAMERA
  • TREKKING POLE or old SKI POLE
  • 3 locking carabiners, 2 non locking carabiners
  • 2x5m 6mm prussic cor
  • If you need personal gear it can be rented

  • Certified Mountain Guide Instruction
  • All group technical gear
  • Alpine kit rental, crampons, harness, axe & helmet $20.00 / day