Please carefully read the gear requirements and trip difficulty ratings. It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates, changes or cancellations before the trip. Gear checks will be conducted at the meet up location. Failure to have the required gear will result in the participant not attending the trip. Participants will also need to answer all the questions regarding this trip before I decide who attends.
An automatic waiting list has been created for this trip. Participants will be selected based on experience scrambling moderate to difficult scrambles. Participants must be punctual and have a good RSVP history. Which means they do not constantly change their RSVP statuses, are not regularly late and do not back out last minute. To put it simply, I decide who goes on this trip regardless of who signs up first.
Make sure that you have paid for a 2013 membership with the CSMC. Payment can be made online or at the meeting location. Waivers are mandatory for every trip and can be printed online or filled out at the meeting location. Cost for membership with the CSMC is $20 for 2013. Be sure to also bring extra money for car pooling costs.
Zombie Peak is located 20 kilometers north of Mount Alymer in the Ghost Wilderness area. Along with a full moon and Halloween closing in, I figured this would be a fitting peak to attempt. It will be a multi day trip and the plan is to car camp along the forestry road north of the peak and make an attempt on either Saturday or Sunday. The approach to the summit will be in around 10 kilometers. There is next to no information regarding this peak and this will be exploration trip. Based on a photo and topographical map I have studied, I believe that this will be a easy to moderate scramble. The drive into the area will be approximately four hours and a 4by4 high clearance vehicle will be required. For reference and location, a search of this peak can be done by going to Google maps and searching "Zombie Peak Alberta". Feel free to get into the spirit and dress like a zombie. Keeping in mind that it will be cold and you will need to dress properly. LOL!
Group size: 8
Route: North slopes.
Difficulty: Moderate in dry conditions. Snow, ice, wind, etc, will greatly increase the difficulty of the trip. (Moderate scrambling will involve hands on scrambling on terrain that may be exposed and a fall could result in injury or death.
Altitude: 2778 Meters
Estimated trip time (Car to car):
(Please note that times listed above are only estimations. Trip could be longer or shorter depending on conditions of terrain, weather and group.)
Mountaineering axe and knowledge of its use, hiking boots (Not shoes), helmet, micro spikes, warm clothes and gloves, shell jacket, pants and gloves, balaclava, personal first aid kid and emergency blanket or bivy bag, food and water, headlamp, bear spray, NO COTTON CLOTHES OR GEAR.
Camera, hiking poles.
Rock fall, exposure (Not the naked kind), yogi bear, snow or ice, my sense of humor, high winds.
Expect this trip to be a moderate pace. Should there be good weather, expect quick stops for pictures and an extended break on the summit.
Mountain weather forecast:
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