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D6: Limestone Mtn. the hard way


    Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.

    Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. You cancel in less than 48 hours without a “really juicy story” (involving flying monkeys or UFO abduction) at your peril; I may not take you on my future trips. This is not a dating service; either you’re committed or you’re not. Be courteous to those waiting to attend.
    If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a "no show".

    Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.

    Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.

    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.

    My cell phone is 869-6550. I drive a Silver Rav4 (but I’m not a soccer mom).

    TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting in February 2013. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.

    Day Scramble Difficulty Rating (clickable): D6. The difficulty scale is more logarithmic than linear.

    Roundtrip Time: 6.5 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)
    Height gain: 580m (Calgary Tower is 191m high)

    This trip involves some bushwhacking and route finding, but we seldom get really lost. Bring a headlamp. ;-) Exposure.

    Bob Spirko's report:

    This is a moderate scramble up on slabs and scree. An average level of fitness is required but our pace is moderate-slow. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you. I don’t want to “Waste My Time in the Canadian Rockies.”

    Bushwhacking and Off-trail: With many of my trips there is a good likelihood of bushwhacking and off-trail and that naturally means some route-finding. I tend to get off the beaten track and try to avoid “tourist” routes. If you want the tourist route, you’re on the wrong trip. You are warned. Don’t be surprised.

    Dogs: Not this time.

    Driving and Directions:
    To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie Stn. From Hwy 1 westbound to Hwy 40. Hwy 40 south 35.5 kms.

    Weather forecast: unknown
    Trail conditions: unknown

    Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).

    CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.

    EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
    Mandatory - HELMET, gloves, hiking poles, sense of humour, lunch, at least 2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
    Recommended - camera, gaiters, microspikes, ice axe.

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  • Garry S.

    A great day despite the vicious wind at the top. Thanks all and thanks Rob for organizing.

    October 14, 2012

  • Genevieve K

    Ok, I just got confirmed for this in the middle of the night?! Obviously I'm not there! I hope this doesn't earn me a no-show... Hope your havin fun!

    October 14, 2012

  • patrick

    you may want to pack your microspikes and prepare for higher winds for we were up there this weekend and there was knee deep snow in spots

    September 3, 2012

  • Raegan

    How do you put yourself on the wait list? New to this site? Also, everything I'm interested in seems full.. If there is enough interest will there be additional groups going?

    September 3, 2012

  • Blaine B.

    Can't seem to access the RSVP tab but would like to go. Could take 3+.

    August 20, 2012

  • Trudy C.

    I would be willing to drive and have a park pass. My suv could take 3 comfortably and 4 extra if needed.

    August 5, 2012

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