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Emerald Peak (7/9/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 9 2017  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 8 2017 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 Hrs (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Dave K
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 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: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation Gain:1258M
Total Distance:13km

We will follow a steep trail to Hamilton Lake. After a snack break, we will continue up to the ridge on the east side of the lake on our way to the summit and will be rewarded with excellent views of the Emerald Lake area.

This trip is best suited to strong and experienced hikers/scramblers. A climbing helmet is required for this event. This is mostly a steep hike with a few short sections of moderate scrambling with possible mild exposure. We will be encountering lingering snow which may make the route up slightly more difficult but may offer some opportunities for boot skiing on the way down. We will be keeping a moderate pace for this hike.

This will be a long day so please do not make evening plans.

Required Items to Bring:
Climbing Helmet
Hiking Boots
Warm Clothing
Rain Gear
Traction aids
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Camera. hiking poles. Gaiters (if you are wearing shorts there is a short patch of snagglys at the bottom of the chute we will be exiting through)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow the Trans Canada Highway to its intersection with the Emerald Lake Road, 2 km west of the Field townsite intersection. Follow the Emerald Lake Road north 8.5 km to its termination at the Emerald Lake parking area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):445Km
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 $97.90 (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.


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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!