Banff, Banff, AB
Where: Mt. Assiniboine
When: August30 to September 3
Who: 6 people
Distance: 71 km return
Elevation: 1000m gain
Safety: Weather, bears
Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting
Required: First aid kit, backpacking boots
READ THE ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP!!!
This trip has a manual wait list
This is considered one of the top 10 backpacking Trips in the world. There is gorgeous scenery, but it will be a demanding and challenging trip as there is lots of elevation gains and loss with long distance on the trial. You will need to carry heavy loads over varying terrain. This is not a trip for beginners or individuals without excellent fitness. Expect to be sore and tired.
Day 1: Sunshine Parking Lot to Magog campsite (33.7km)
Day 2: Nub Peak and Sunburst Valley/ Assiniboine Pass
Day 3: Wonder Pass area/Og Pass/Windy Ridge
Day 4: Magog to Howard Douglas campsite for night stay (22.3km)
Day 5: Howard Douglas Campsite to Sunshine Parking Lot (11.4km)
We will be starting our hike the first day at 6:00am, We will not be waiting for people at the Sunshine parking Lot. please be on time and ready to leave.
It is the your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, mountain weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip. Organizers are not guides.
MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: To be announced at a later date.
A wilderness pass is required for the night at the Howard Douglas (you need to purchase this ahead of time).
If there are any questions I can be contacted at [masked].
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