PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION (There will be a test). I DO NOT PROVIDE GUIDED TOURS. IF YOU WANT A GUIDE YOU ARE ON THE WRONG TRIP.
If you sign up for more than one trip at the same time (i.e. if you automatically say yes to every trip that gets posted) I reserve the right to offer your spot to someone else without notice. You will be waitlisted if a lot of people want to go on the trip.
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Participation: The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria. Hey! It’s my trip.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. [url= http://files.meetup.com/1575023/MEMBERSHIP AND WAIVER.Apr2010.pdf]The membership form can be downloaded here.[/url] Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. The yearly membership fee is $20. Memberships purchased now will last until the Annual General Meeting in 2014. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.
Description: Difficult Snowshoe
[b][url= http://files.meetup.com/1575023/Difficulty%20Ratings.pdf]Difficulty Rating (clickable): D3-4[/url]
Distance: +10,000 kms (roundtrip)
Roundtrip Time: 10 - 11 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It is Antarctica after all.)
Driving Time: 4 hours (approximate)
On Trail time: 5 - 6 hours (my guess)
Elevation gain: 2500 m (Calgary Tower is 191m high)
Leaving Calgary, we drive down the west coast of North America to Tierra del Fuego. At Tierra del Fuego we will get in the rowboats for the short paddle to the Antarctic Peninsula and lunch. After lunch we will paddle around the continent, arriving at Wilson Bluff around 1:30 p.m. From there we head due south for the highest point of land straight ahead of us. Then we come home.
ROUTE FINDING AND OFF TRAIL TRAVEL WILL BE INVOLVED.