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Monday Evening Stairs (11/9/2015)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location: Base of the Stairs, Near Calgary Curling Club & Sunnside Bank Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 9 2015  5:55 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 9 2015 5:30:00 PM
Event Duration:40 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gary Bowen
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

There are 120 feet, 167 steps, (~40m) of McHugh's Bluff to climb up. Start at the level you are comfortable with and work your way up. Just remember it's supposed to be training, so it ought to be a bit tougher than a hike.

Really, really good training for your hikes/backpacking trips to come in summer or just to improve your overall stamina.

Route #1:
There are 167 steps up the stairs (works the thighs a lot), and then walk down the bike path to catch your breath.

Route #2:
Speed walk (aka fast!) up the bike path heading east and come down the stairs. You should feel it in your hips if you go fast enough.

Required Items to Bring:
- water
- appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Memorial Dr & approx 3th St NW (We meet at the Base of the Stairs)

There is a parking lot east of the Curling Club (not the one belonging to the club).

Access from Memorial Drive, the meeting point is located at the bottom of the stairs across from Prince's Island Park, north side of Memorial.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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