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Bow-Yoho Traverse - Fri, Mar 16 2018, Sat, Mar 17 2018, Sun, Mar 18 2018, Mon, Mar 19 2018, Tue, Mar 20 2018, Wed, Mar 21 2018, Thu, Mar 22 2018, Fri, Mar 23 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Field, BC
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 16 2018, Sat, Mar 17 2018, Sun, Mar 18 2018, Mon, Mar 19 2018, Tue, Mar 20 2018, Wed, Mar 21 2018, Thu, Mar 22 2018, Fri, Mar 23 2018  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 10 2018 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Tom Wolfe
Michael McMinn
Amber McMinn
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Member Cost:$1,650.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 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: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
A Guided, Catered, hut-to-hut crossing of the Bow-Yoho Traverse located in Banff and Yoho National Parks.

Click Here for Full Trip Information Package: INFO PACKAGE

Book this trip directly through Tom Wolfe at: twolfe@sawback.com

This 8-day itinerary is longer than most other Bow-Yoho trips offered, giving us more time to explore the incredible ski mountaineering available instead of putting our heads down and charging through the traverse.

What’s included: ALL accommodation (7 nights including one night at the lovely Truffle Pigs Lodge, and 6 nights in Alpine Club of Canada backcountry huts), ALL meals from dinner on March 16 to lunch on March 23, Guiding.

What’s not included: Equipment, transportation, alcoholic beverages

Price: $1795 CAD, $1650 for Vancouver ACC members!

Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, March 16 - Truffle Pigs Bistro & Lodge, Field, BC 6:00 pm -- Introductions over dinner in Field, BC at the “Truffle Pigs Bistro” (dinner is included in your trip fees). In case you haven’t heard of it -- this is one of the finest restaurants in the Canadian Rockies! After dinner it’s back to your rooms where your guide will pay you a brief visit for an equipment check and distribution of group gear and food.

Day 2: Saturday, March 17 - Bow Hut 8:00 am -- a leisurely breakfast, again at the Truffle Pigs cafe. Bagged lunches will be provided by Kicking Horse Lodge. Make sure your backpacks and ski gear are packed and ready to go. 9:00 am -- depart for the trail head at Bow Lake (Num-ti-jah Lodge parking lot) The ski from Bow Lake to Bow Hut takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on conditions and group speed. There should be time left at the end of a day for a quick lap on the awesome slopes above Bow Hut at the end of the day.

Day 3: Sunday, March 18 - Bow Hut Bow Hut is a large and crowded hut, but it also offers quick access to some of the Wapta’s plum ski mountaineering objectives such as Mt. Olive, Mt. Gordon, Mt. St. Nick, Mt. Rhondda, and Mt. Haebel. We’ve got all day, with light packs, so we’ll be sure to get full value out of our time there.

Day 4: Monday, March 19 - Guy Hut Traverse day. We’ll set our course west for the Guy Hut, traversing over the Gordon-Rhondda pass, over the Yoho Glacier’s gnarly icefall, below the spectacular Mt. Collie, and a short distance down to our hut below Yoho Peak.

Day 5: Tuesday, March 20 - Guy Hut In the middle of the Waputik Icefields, cascading glacial ice in all directions along with tempting ski mountaineering objectives. The plum of the zone is Mt. Des Poilus. The best run, right out ot the door step, is the steep Diretissima down to the Yoho Glacier.

Day 6: Wednesday, March 21 - Stanley Mitchell Hut There are two ways to get to Stanley Mitchell Hut, both pretty darned exciting. The first, over Isolated Col, is steep and relentlessly exposed to avalanche hazard. The second is over the Whaleback, preferably the high route which offers a really fun ski descent through a lightly treed avalanche path to the valley bottom and then a trudge up-valley to the famous and ancient Stanley Mitchell Hut. This old log structure has been shelter to thousands of skiers since the early days of mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies.

Day 7: Thursday, March 22 - Stanley Mitchell Hut If you’re in the Little Yoho Valley with the wood stove crackling then you will definitely want to stay for at least one more night…. So that’s our plan. Our last full day of adventure offers opportunities at bagging the Presidents, Mount MacArthur, Isolated Peak, or doing some cool loop trips.

Day 8: Friday, March 23 - Trip conclusion The ski out from Stanley Mitchell Hut is best if you can head up over the Iceline trail and out via Yoho Pass and Emerald Lake Lodge. This requires good stability and cool conditions, so we might have to slog out via Takakkaw Falls road. Either way, we will aim to be back in Field by 2 pm at the latest. This is the end of the trip. You have the option of kicking back by the shores of the Kicking Horse for another night (extra charge applies) or jetting back home.

Required Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at Truffle Pigs Bistro in Field, BC at 6pm on Friday March 16. Further directions will be provided at that time.

Notes:

Click Here for Full Trip Information Package: INFO PACKAGE

Book this trip directly through Tom Wolfe at: twolfe@sawback.com

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

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$1,650.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$1,795.00/Person
Cost Includes:ALL accommodation (7 nights including one night at the lovely Truffle Pigs Lodge, and 6 nights in Alpine Club of Canada backcountry huts), ALL meals from dinner on March 16 to lunch on March 23, Guiding.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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