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Mount Astley (full) (6/18/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 18 2017  6:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 16 2017 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx. 10 hours+, excluding driving
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Bob Z.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:5
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

Itinerary:

Distance: Roughly 19 km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,500m

A long approach through dry creek bed, moderate scramble on scree and slabs - ice axe and crampons/microspikes are NOT mandatory, but are recommended.

Trip report can be found here https://stevensong.com/canadian-rockies/banff/mount-astley

Minimum requirement: Mount Sparrowhawk + Heart mountain loop or equivalent. For adults who are in good shape. Don't need to be an athlete, but definitely for people who exercise regularly. A total of 19 km in distance and over 1500 m in elevation gain. Give yourself a long day.

This trip will be cancelled if weather is not enjoyable.

Speed will be moderate on good trail and steady on steep terrain. You must agree to stay with the group at all time.


Required Items to Bring:
Please refers to gear list here http://www.sawback.com/forms.shtml , under gear list, click "alpine climbing". ignore climbing gears. Helmet is mandatory.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Please refers to gear list on http://www.sawback.com/forms.shtml

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):268Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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 $58.96 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Tuesday, November 21, 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.

Notes:

- 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.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
- 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!