Lake O'Hara Camp (Elizabeth Parker Hut) - Sat, Aug 15 2020

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:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 15 2020  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 5 2020 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:7 Days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Christian Molgat
Michael Kennedy
Anna Milino
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Member Cost:$650.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
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: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Lake O'Hara Camp Elizabeth Parker Hut


The Vancouver section has the Elizabeth Parker hut booked for 6 nights from August 15th to August 20th, departing on the 21st. The O’Hara area, known as the Jewel of the Rockies, is located in Yoho National Park and offers beautiful hiking and a variety of hiking, scrambling, climbing and mountaineering objectives in a spectacular setting.
This self-guided, fully catered camp will feature 6 nights at the Elizabeth Parker hut. Your objectives will depend upon the weather, and the experience and capabilities of your group and may include, for example, ascents of Mt. Schaeffer, Mt. Odaray, Mt Victoria or Mt Hungabee as well as the Grassi Ridge rock route (5.7) or hiking to Lake McArthur, Abbott’s pass or on the All Souls or Yukness ledges route.
Spots for our trip to Elizabeth Parker Hut will be allocated by draw. This camp is for self-guided groups of ACC Vancouver members. Groups of two to four with similar objectives are encouraged to enter as well as individual members who are willing to help organise and participate in setting daily trip objectives.

Draw rules are as follows:

- only one entry per individual or 2 to 4 person group, by the group leader
- minimum group size is 1, maximum is 4
- group leaders and individual participants in the draw will be provided access to a form to answer trip questions (food restrictions, etc. - see below). Group leaders will allso need to provide the names and membership numbers of each member in their group
- memberships in ACC Vancouver must be up to date at time of draw
- all entries will be drawn in order to fill the 24 spots and create a waiting list
- draw winners will have until March 20th to pay in full, at which time their status will be confirmed
- spots not confirmed will then be offered to the next party on the waiting list (subject to number of available beds)
- if a drawn member or group drops out at any time, the group or member will contact ACC VA. The spot will then be offered to the next person or group on the waiting list, who will be responsible to pay out the original member's fee.
- The draw will be conducted by the ACC executive on March 5. Winners will be notified immediately. Non- refundable payments are due by March 20th.


- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, as required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section through PayPal.
- Our backcountry chef will prepare breakfasts and dinners and provide fresh items such as vegetables, fruit, cold cuts, cheese, bread, nut butters, etc. for members to prepare a packed lunch daily. Members will need to have their own reusable containers and wraps to carry their lunches. Members will also help carry the food from the bus to the hut (500 m), and assist with service and clean-up.
- Dietary restrictions : please provide information on dietary restrictions for each member of your group at time of registration. This will help our chef plan appropriately.
- We have 12 spots on the 10:30 am bus and 8 spots on the 15:30 bus on August 15 from the Lake O’Hara parking lot in Yoho national park. Please specify which bus you would like to be on as this will be allocated on a first drawn, first served basis.
-Each group will arrange their own transportation to and from the Lake O’Hara parking lot from which the bus departs.

- IMPORTANT NOTE for those who may have wanted to self-organise an overnight stay at Abbott Pass Hut on the Lefroy-Victoria col above Lake O’Hara. At time of posting, the Alpine club of Canada is NOT taking reservations for Abbott Pass Hut because of slope remediation. It is possible, but unlikely, that this will change before our trip.

Cost & Payment:

Member Cost: approximately $650.00/Person (***This camp will be fully catered from dinner on first night to breakfast and items for packed lunch on last day. Full costing TBA***)
Cost Includes: Cost includes hut, bus, catered meals and backcountry wilderness passes.
Payment Cut Off: Payment must be received by the ACC VA by March 20th, 2020.

Questions for participants

1- List any dietary restrictions, per member, in your group.
2- Do you or your group prefer to take the 10:30 or the 15:30 bus to Lake O’Hara? Please specify if you have no preference.
3- Please list the types of activities you are planning to do while on this trip (hiking, mountaineering, etc).
4- Any specific objectives?

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Member Cost:$650.00/Person
Cost Includes:hut, bus, catered meals and backcountry wilderness passes.
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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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