Camp Highlights

  • An exclusive booking of the sought after Asulkan Cabin
  • 4:1 ratio with ACMG certified Alpine Guide
  • Experience the Illecilewaet Glacier
  • Learn new skills with people you are close with

Dates & price

    July 10-12, 2020

    • 5 people: $625 +Tax per person
    • 6 people: $550 +Tax per person
    • 7 people: $475 +Tax per person
    • 8 people: $400 +Tax per person

Please call or email the office at 403-678-3200 ex: 218 or tmcconnery@alpineclubofcanada.ca. This booking is open to Pods but not individuals.

Learn the fundamentals of traveling safely on a glacier and discover a Gem of the Selkirk: the incredible scenery of Mount Sir Donald and the Asulkan Group.

Whether they’re the first summits of your mountaineering career or the first summits of your season, come join us on the Illecillewaet Glacier for  days of skills training and peak bagging. You’ll learn new mountaineering techniques and knowledge and get hands-on practice applying what you've learnt right away. 

If you have been hiking on trails but looking at the snow covered peaks or crevasse filled glaciers with longing then this camp is for you. No previous mountaineering experience necessary.

In this camp you will learn the fundamentals of mountaineering: knots, review of equipment, glacier travel principles and strategies, rope management, configurations of glacier travel, hazards, assessing and crossing crevasses, glacier morphology, anchors and other intro to crevasse rescue skills.

The Asulkan Cabin is located in a stunning location with views of the Illecillewaet Glacier and Mt Sir Donald. The hut doesn't allow for social distancing so this camp will only be offered to a "Pod". In other words a family or group of roommates or people who have already been in contact with each other.
Camp Objectives

This camp is designed to get a group feeling comfortable getting off the trails and into the alpine while showing off the beauty of Glacier National Park and getting an exclusive booking at one of the ACC's most popular huts.

Skills that are covered: workshop on knots, review of equipment for glacier travel, glacier travel principals and strategies, rope management and configuration for glacier travel, glacier travel on the Asulkan Glacier, hazard identification, assessing & crossing crevasse, glacier morphology and introduction to crevasse rescue.
Day by Day Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to Asulkan Hut
  •             Distance to camp:       6,5 km

                Elevation Gain:           800 meters

                Objective 1:                Hike in (5 to 7 hours)

                Learning objectives:    workshop on knots, review of equipment for glacier travel, glacier travel principals and strategies, rope management and configuration for glacier travel.    

     

    Day 2: Glacier travel day

                Learning objectives:    glacier travel on the Asulkan Glacier

                                                    Rope management, hazard identification, assessing & crossing crevasse, glacier morphology…

                                                    Introduction to crevasse rescue

     

    Day 3: Snow anchor session in AM & hike down

                Learning objectives:    Session on snow anchor building in the morning.

                                                    Departure from the hut no latter then 11:00 AM

                                                    Hike Down (approximately 3-4 hours)

Is this Camp For Me?
Introductory

This program is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of mountaineering and glacier travel. No glacier experience required. This course is an introduction to general mountaineering and glacier travel.

Food, Accommodation and Guiding


Food

To keep the cost of this course as low as possible for participants, food will not be provided as part of the course.If you like us to arrange food we can do so for $45/person through the backcountry food provider Peakeats.

Accommodation

The Asulkan Cabin is nothing short of spectacular in its location. Just on the edge of the alpine with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and lots of fun areas around to explore.

Guiding

We will provide a local alpine guide knowledgeable in the area with experience to cater to your group's needs.

This camp is guided by ACMG-certified alpine guides.
  • "Thanks for helping me to reach such a stunning location. What I really enjoyed was picking up little bits of knowledge to do this kind of thing on my own."
  • "What a stunning location for a hut!"
- 2019 Hut Discovery Program Participants -

Adventure Map

more information

  Email us
   403 678 3200 ext. 213

  Gear list
COVID protocols for camps

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community

Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy before registering for ACC Adventures:
 
Cancellation Policy
We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips

Travel Insurance


Included WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • 3 days of professional guiding by a fully certified ACMG alpine guide
  • 2 night accommodation at the famous Asulkan Cabin (exclusive booking)
  • Wilderness passes
  • All group gear

Participants Must Provide

  • Food for the trip
  • Transportation to meeting point at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre parking lot
  • Personal gear (see gear list)

Your Guides

Fred Amyot

Frederick Amyot is an ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide. Fred guides year-round in many different countries: France, Iceland, USA, and in Canada (from the West coast to the East); heli-skiing and ski touring in the winter and alpine climbing, hiking and rock climbing in the summer. Fred is part of the team coordinating the Mountaineering courses in the Adventure Studies Department at TRU and developing the mountains courses in the Adventure Certificate at Keilir University in Iceland. Fred is an alumni student from the ADVG program and completed the Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management.