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Mt. Ball Expedition (8/12/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 12 2017, Sun, Aug 13 2017  4:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 4:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Aug 1 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Full Days
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to 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:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: Roughly 15 km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,850m

A long approach through heavy burn involves route finding. Snow and ice on route will complicate the upper mountain - ice axe and crampons are mandatory.

Trip report can be found here

Minimum requirement: Mount Temple or equivalent.

This trip will be cancelled if weather is not enjoyable.

Participants must be fit and able to keep a Steady pace. You must agree to stay with the group at all time.

Required Items to Bring:
Please refers to gear list here , under gear list, click "alpine climbing and multi day trips". Ropes, harness etc are not required.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Please refers to gear list on

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):360Km
Carpool Departure Time: 4:00 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 $79.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Sunday, June 25, 2017). 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.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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


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