PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TRIP DESCRIPTION BEFORE SIGNING UP!
• CORA Organizers no longer accept cash at the trailhead! In order to join this event you need to be a CORA 2013 or 2014 member; alternatively, you can pay $5 and join as a non-member. Payments are done online (the blue link on the left. Type the amount of payment in the box. Smart phones don't have this application, so you need to do this on a PC/Mac).
• This is a scramble that gets sketchy in winter conditions. You must bring mountaineering ice axe and microspikes/crampons.
• Please sign up to the waitlist first. For those who never did scrambles in the winter, nor used an ice axe, this'll be a learning experience. I'll be picking a balanced team based on experience and skill.
Max: 8 people
Distance: 11 km (roundtrip)
Elevation Gain: 907 m (Calgary tower is 191m)
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours (only an estimate).
Difficulty: Strenuous hike on a snowy trail; hands on some sections
Skill level: A good level of fitness is required to do this outing.
Hazards: Mountains are clearly dangerous places! Make sure you have the required clothing, gear, toughness, and conditioning
Weather Conditions: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/kananaskis
Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at the trailhead, but as a convenience to the members, we will carpool in the designated city location
Please reimburse some gas $$ to your drivers.
Mandatory Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), waterproof hiking boots, mountaineering ice axe, microspikes, gaiters, trekking poles windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, headlamp, sunglasses, toque/beanie, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).
Optional Gear: Snowshoes, Camera, map and compass, climbing rope, GPS, sunscreen, sonic balaclava, fire starter.
• Do not wear the following: Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers, work boots), cotton layers, small running packs. These are not appropriate footwear for hiking in the mountains. If you happen to wear jeans and non-hiking footwear, you'll be sent to home in shame :)
Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to the trip. Keep in mind that this is not a dating service; you are either committed or not. Depending on your attitude, Friday late night cancellations may result in having a "no show" -- unless you come up with a very "juicy" excuse such as UFO abductions, alien invasion, flying boars, Metallica concert, or bad hair.
During the trip, you are expected to follow the trip organizer(s) and stick with the group. However, CORA trip organizer(s) are NOT certified mountain guides, but only experienced hikers volunteering and sharing their knowledge. As such, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment.
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO SIGN A TRIP WAIVER!
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