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Skoki peaks bagging special (7/29/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Banff National Park - Skoki Valley
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 29 2017, Sun, Jul 30 2017  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 23 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D7: Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Bob Z.
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This trip is not recommended for beginner scramblers/backpackers. Please do not sign up if you are unwilling to stay with the group. You will be given instruction to pay your trip deposit to your trip organizer: $15 backcountry permit/ booking fees + $22 gas deposit. Refundable if suitable candidates could be found.

We will be SHARING tents - 2 persons per tent, one tent per campsite. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Brachiopod + Anthozoan + Pika Peaks
Day 1: Trail head to Baker lake campground (Distance 13.2km, Elevation gain 710m, Elevation loss 150m); Set up tent/ Break (1 hour), Brachipod + Anthozoan mountains (3-6 hours from Baker lake) Height gain 410m.
Day 2: Early start (likely 7am wake up call from me :P); Clean up campsite, hike to Hidden lake and drop our backpack at the campground. Pika Peak (3033m): Difficult scramble 3.5-6 hours from Hidden lake, Height gain 750m; Hiking back to trail head.

Please refer to and Alan Kane's book for scrambling route. Speed: Slow/moderate and steady. Moderate on flat.

Required Items to Bring:
* Sturdy Hiking Boots
* Rock Helmet
* Food and snacks for 2 days
* Means to treat water (filter/tablets/drops)
* Layers with warm clothing, wind breaker,& rain gear + Rain cover for backpack
* First aid kit
* Headlamp
* Toilet Paper
* $ for National Park entrance/park pass
* Bear spray
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
* Trekking poles
* Gaiters
* Camera
* Sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To be emailed
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $88.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Sunday, January 21, 2018). This is based on $0.12/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions and current trail conditions for the trip they are attending.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!