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Mt. Bourgeau (snowshoe) (6/9/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Banff, Bourgeau Lake parking lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 9 2018  7:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 5:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 5 2018 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:9-11 hours (depending on condition) + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Raihan Khan
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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:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Elevation gain: 1500m; Distance: 22km

This trip is not recommended for beginner scramblers due to ice/snow shoulder season condition. However, this is not a mountaineering event, we will turn back when it is not safe to proceed.

Expecting deep snow after Bourgeau Lake, so you will need to bring your snowshoe. This trip will bring you peace and rejuvenation as I don't expect high traffic here at this time of the year. If it is not safe to proceed, we will practice ice axe self-arrest and glissade. (Bring your ice axe). It would be interesting to explore this area in the early season.

Our turn back time is 3pm or not safe to proceed whichever comes first.

Speed: Turbo at beginning, steady after hitting snow

Shoulder season avalanche consideration: avalanche danger may be variable, and can easily range from Low to High throughout the day. In general, reduce your exposure to avalanche terrain during periods of solar radiation, daytime warming, or rain.

Required Items to Bring:
* Sturdy Hiking Boots
* Snowshoe
* Rock Helmet
* Food and snacks for 1 day
* Ice axe and Microspikes
* Layers with warm clothing, wind breaker & rain gear
* First aid kit
* Headlamp
* Toilet Paper
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:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:30 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 $81.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Tuesday, November 20, 2018). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


Winter Safety Considerations
This information entered by Raihan Khan on May 24, 2018
Class-2 terrain. Avalanche danger may be variable, and can easily range from Low to High throughout the day. In general, reduce your exposure to avalanche terrain during periods of solar radiation, daytime warming, or rain. We will have to exercise our judgement and assess the snow condition throughout the day. 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.

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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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