The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Joffre Peak via Aussie Couloir + Alpine Practice (climbing steep snow) - Wed, Aug 30 2017

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
STATUS: Inactive - Draft Form, Do Not Show on Calendar
Event Type:Mountaineering
Event Location:Joffre Group
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 30 2017  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Aug 28 2017 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Serguei Okountsev
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


NOTE: Will be climbing in self-sufficient independent rope teams of two (for the efficiency) - three climbers on one rope won't be permitted.


Day 1
Hike in
Set up camp at Motel 66
Practice Climbing Steep Snow skills

Day 2:
Climb Aussie Couloir (snow/~ice up to 50° ), return via tourist route (steep snow, class 4)
Back to camp, pack, go home


Required Items to Bring:

Gear for glacier travel and climbing steep snow


  • Ice tool (hammer) on a leash
  • Regular (straight) ice axe on a leash
  • Two short snow pickets with runners attached
  • Crampons
  • Helmet with hedalmp and spare batteries
  • Harness with accessories (two prusiks, recue pulley, ascender, 5 lockers, belay device, nylon cords/slings, etc.)
  • Two-three ice screws
  • 30m 8mm dynamic climbing rope
  • 30m 7mm static (nylon) tag line (for rescue)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):394Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $98.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Thursday, August 17, 2017). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

  • We never climb in bad weather nor are we looking for epics: if forecast's P.O.P. ( exceeds 30% the trip will be automatically cancelled. This is beyond organizer's control, so short notice cancellations are quite possible and do occur.
  • Be sure to check SPAM folder for important messages regarding this event.


  • Formal mountaineering training.
  • Must have climbed at least one Alpine Select route.
  • This event can't be your first time to meet the trip leader (you should have climbed together before or have attended one of the Alpine Practices, etc.)

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Very sorry, but members with history of bailing or no-shows in the past 12 months can't attend this event.

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