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WOMEN'S SNOWSHOE TO BOW HUT


Ladies! Let's Explore the Canadian Rockies!

Follow your expert guide safely through complex avalanche terrain. We will snowshoe across frozen lakes and through a gorge, angle up through steep sections in the trees, and soak in the spectacular views. After perfecting our snowshoeing technique on the steeper sections we reach flatter terrain where it opens up into a beautiful basin. From here you can see our destination for the night, Bow Hut, high up on the headwall. Your jaw may drop with the view, but we have one final push up over the headwall of the Wapta Icefield before we reach the hut.

This trip is not for the faint of heart! You will be following an ACMG Guide through avalanche terrain and crossing over frozen lakes and creek beds. It will be an awesome adventure but one will need to be prepared for the mental and physical effort. No need to stress about finding avalanche gear or snowshoes. We have you covered!

This is a joint program between Get Outside and Alpine Air !

Dates and Bookings

Adventure Dates 2023:

  • Feb 10 - 12
  • March 10 -12
    Dates are approximate and have not been confirmed. They will be confirmed once the ACC releases their winter bookings. If you register and the dates change and you cannot make the new dates work you will be refunded.
Adventure Rates:
  • Participants:

    CAD $550 + applicable taxes

  • Information package will be given upon registration
  • We value small groups - limited to 8 adventurers
  • This is a Women's trip

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Itinerary and Gear

Planned Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Today is for the pre-trip meeting only. The meeting will take place at 6:30pm. We will make sure everyone has everything they need, introduce the group, laugh lots, and hand out group gear.
  • Day 2:
    We'll wake up full of energy and carpool to the trailhead. Here your guide will review how to use your avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe and run the group through some fun exercises. After bundling up against the elements we will set out on our snowshoes for the hut. Once there we will grab bunks (6 people on one level) for us to sleep on and enjoy heat radiating from the wood burning stove. A three course meal will be prepared as we relax into the evening.
  • Day 3:
    After a delicious breakfast we'll gather our stuff, perfect our packing, and head out. Along the way we'll learn some navigation tips and tricks and discuss the various conditions for our route out. Who knows maybe we'll stop for a drink in Lake Louise on the way home?!?

 

Level of Difficulty

This trip is designed for those with prior snowshoeing experience and a strong fitness level. You will need to be comfortable entering into avalanche terrain and snowshoeing up to 6hrs with a 25 lbs (11.5 kg) pack.

Have questions swirling around, don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help!

6 week hiking fitness program      Hiking Fitness Series  

 

Gear, Food and Lodging

Included:

  • Backcountry skills learning

  • Wilderness pass for one night
  • Accommodations at the Bow Hut
  • Durable snowshoes

  • Avalanche gear - shovel, probe, beacon
  • Amazingly delicious food from the evening of day 1 to lunch on the last day
  • The expertise from an ACMG Guide
  • Safety equipment: Bear Spray, Communication Device, First Aid Kit

Participants must provide:

  • Accommodations the night before getting on the trail
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • National Park Pass (This can be purchased at a Parks gate or at the Parks Information Center)

  • Breakfast and Lunch of day 1 and supper on the last day
  • Personal Gear (Can be arranged for an additional fee - thermarests are NOT needed)
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