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Mount Remus - S6-S7 (Winter conditions)

  • Oct 3, 2013 · 6:00 AM
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I'd like to do a re-attempt of Mount Remus. I made it to the summit block roughly a week ago but it was late and I had to find a suitable route down. 

This will be an amazing trip full of a little bit of everything. There is an 8KM approach by bike, at about 6.5KM in we must carry bikes across a thigh deep river where a bridge was washed out in June. When we reach the end of the bike trip, we will stash our bikes and cross another creek (not quite knee high this time).

At this point we will stash creek crossing / bike gear and start the hike up. Depending on route here we could be scree bashing all day or we could go into more technical scrambling to get to the summit block. Once at the summit block, there is a chimney to climb and this is the difficult scrambling section.

As with all my trips, there is a mandatory waiting list. I decide who goes based on answers to questions. If you RSVP without answering, you don't go. 

Anyone set to going that backs out after RSVP's are closed gets marked as no-show.

Anyone that shows up without required gear will be left behind.

Elevation Gain:  ~1100M

Difficulty: S6-S7 If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself.

http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Rating_System/

Estimated trip time: 8-10 hours (car to car), always be prepared for 24 hours.

Trailhead: Straight West on HWY 22x/66 until the road ends. 

Required personal gear: Sturdy hiking footwear, layered clothing with a waterproof shell, rock helmet, personal first aid kit, mountaineering axe, microspikes or crampons that are compatible with your boots, headlamp(s) with extra batteries, emergency bivy, bike (pump, spare tube(s),), bike helmet, water crossing shoes, food and water - you can never have too much

Recommended personal gear: Hiking poles, gaiters, map/compass, sit harness, ATC and locking pear shaped biner, 5-7mm cord for prussik, camera

Required group gear (that I have): 30M 8MM rope, large group first aid kit, anchor kit (webbing, 7mm cord, rap rings, mallions, pitons)

Please bring cash for car-pool drivers. Gas for this location is $30 each.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me,[masked]

Real-time tracking while we're out, feel free to share with emergency contacts. Be aware this is not always 100% and authorities shouldn't be called because it misses a few updates.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0kQ5sZfx4HIqqmXDJ7cQofUxZENcs0ZDX

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • Mike S.

    Well still no summit, but the biking conditions along with the amount of snow on the ground as we trudged through the creek/river made this pretty awesome. Definite bragging rights for all of us. I'm so beat now.

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    This was an EPIC day... 10 cm fresh snow on the ground made biking a slow go. Creek crossings were ridiculously over-refreshing, but so much fun!! Spent so much time slogging up snow covered scree that we were not able to go for the summit before our turn-around time, so this mountain will go on the unfinished business list! Views were amazing anyway and the mountain was gorgeous with all the fresh magical sparkly new snow. The scree was a lot more fun on the way down! By the end we were all completely exhausted & it was getting dark. Great day!

    2 · October 4, 2013

  • Kris

    And who is bringging the cookies?

    October 1, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Snowshoes? They won't be helpful on this.. it may get 10cm but the wind will clear it all :)

      1 · October 2, 2013

    • Kris

      Jerome, you still have time to pack the snowshoes and show up tomorrow morning :)

      October 2, 2013

  • Kris

    If we will be only three of us, I belive we can go with one car. I have a bike rack for two bikes and I can put the other one in the back. I have a Pathfinder so I think it will fit. Will see :)

    October 1, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Technically, i have a rack for four bikes. I don't know that i could ever get four together on it though.

      October 1, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Hey Guys, I updated the carpooling cost due to only being able to have 2 per car (because we'll be unable to do the typical 4 per car with bikes)

    September 30, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Hey guys.. Corrected the carpool location - had it set incorrectly. My Bad.

    September 30, 2013

  • Mike S.

    If you haven't RSVP'd yes/waiting list don't need to RSVP no, I already assume you're not coming if you just ignore it. Don't need to be spammed saying 'this person rsvp'd no!'

    2 · September 29, 2013

    • Kris

      Ok Mike, we will ignore you.

      2 · September 30, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Got the day off!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    I am going to try to get Thursday off. This sounds pretty fun.

    1 · September 29, 2013

3 went

  • Mike S.
    Platinum Member, AST 1,
    Event Host
  • Kris
    Gold Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Jessica C.
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member, Cookie Member, Co-Organizer

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