Where: Healy Pass – Banff National Park
When: January 18, 2014
Who: 8 people
Distance: 21.0 km return
Elevation: 620m gain
Safety: Weather, temperature, exposure
Required: First aid kit, Nordic, Nordic touring or touring skis
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The ski tour to Healy Pass is easily accessible and gets you up high without too much difficulty. The views from the pass are outstanding – Mount Assiniboine can be seen very clearly to the south, Monarch Mountain is very imposing and the view of the Egypt Lake group of peaks and Mount Ball to the northwest is very impressive. The return trip to the parking lot involves some short steep sections which my require some members to walk down. We will be starting out from the Sunshine parking lot. There will be no backcountry skiing (down hill) on this event.
We will be leaving Calgary at 6:15 am please be gassed up, feed, and ready to leave.
It is 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. If renting gear please make sure it works and all parts are there.
· A National Park Pass for each vehicle will be required.
· Trip members will be responsible for setting up their own car-pooling.
· We will be stopping in Banff for hot springs and dinner after the trip. If you are not interested in participating, please make arrangements to car-pool with others not attending. You will need a bathing suit and towel.
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