Ski Mountaineering Skills: 5 April 2020

President Glacier

Based out of the Lake Louise HI - Alpine Centre, this intensive, 3-day course will get you skiing some of the Rockies' greatest peaks.  The long, warm spring days and deep, well-settled snowpack of early April present numerous options, with the north summit of Victoria, Cathedral Peak, Mt Field, Cirque Peak, Crowfoot Mountain, Mt Hector, and many more just a stone's throw away.

Day 1: Meet and sign waivers, the group will spend some time discussing overall objectives and past experience.  Up to an hour of companion rescue review, then head out to assess local conditions, gather snowpack information and do some riding.  An evening session debriefing conditions and group dynamics in preparation for following days objective and route.

Day 2: Aiming for a summit objective via complex terrain (e.g., Mt Athabasca).  Assessing conditions during group meeting and onsight observations, snowpack data and changing wx observations while managing the group. An evening session debriefing conditions and group dynamics in preparation for following days objective and route.

Day 3: Aiming for a complex objective which may include another summit or couloir feature(s), at a location along the parkway which can accommodate the groups objectives and skill level.  Assessing a.m. conditions during group meeting and onsight observations, snowpack data and changing wx observations while managing the group.

Prerequisites:

  • minimum AST 1 in the last 3 years (AST 2 recommended)
  • rope rescue is an asset and should be seriously considered (see Glacier Travel course, Jan 12/13)
  • 15 min real touring days this season with intermediate to strong downhill skills
  • any other mountaineering skills are an asset 

Instructor: Jeff Bullock, ACMG Mountain Guide

Open to 4 people

Contact Info: RMS Training & Leadership Committee (coursesrms@gmail.com)

$350 for ACC members; $225 for RMS trip leaders

Leader(s): 

(info for members only)

Dates: 

Sunday, April 5, 2020 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Length: 

3 full days

Rating: 

Intermediate to Advanced

ATES: 

  • 3 - Complex

Members only

Yes