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Mount James Walker: The Redemption (Long Hike/Scramble)

Calgary Nature Lovers
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Jun 17 6:00AM - 7:00PM

***NEW***

In signing up for this hike you will be automatically placed on a waitlist. IF you have NEVER hiked with me before, please answer all the RSVP questions so we can determine together whether this is an appropriate hike for you to join. The answers and discussion after will be the deciding factors of gaining a spot on the go list. My goal is to get as many people out to the mountains as possible, but also be fair to those who are signing up well equipped, capable, and having certain expectations for the hike.

*MUST HAVE GEAR*

-MICROSPIKES

-No JEANS, or COTTON clothing

-Hiking boots (wear different shoes and socks to the trail)

-Gaiters

-A proper backpack

-****Clothing layers for changing conditions (expect the unexpected)****

-****Carry a toque, *multiple* pairs of gloves/mitts, neck tube/scarf****

-Spare socks

-Waterproof jacket/rain pants

-Personal first aid kit

-Headlamp AND spare batteries for it

-Emergency blanket (bivvy sack) and fire starting materials

-High energy snack food for quick energy top up and a big lunch

-Minimum 2 liters of water plus a/Gatorade/Coconut/Water/Electrolyte Replacement

-UV *eye protection* AND sunscreen *SUGGESTED GEAR*

-Hiking poles

-Hand/Toe warmers

-Whistle/Signaling mirror

-Ski Goggles

It is very difficult for me to tell people NO, but without the above gear it is not safe for a person to join putting themselves, and the whole group at risk. I will have no choice other than to turn you away if you do not show up properly prepared. Please do not put me in a position of having to do that :( .


NOTE: ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO POTENTIAL POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS.

It will be rare to see any of my events canceled outright.

Mount James Walker: The Redemption


This is round two for a previously missed summit at Mount James Walker for me. There is a long walk out to the foot of the mountain before it becomes interesting, but it is worth it once you start heading up. There will likely still be snow challenges for us to deal with, but we'll make the best of it.


Expect 18k, 1200 meters gains, and 7-10 hours on trail. There is a couple challenging sections to get through, so some previous scrambling experience is required.

Times are APPROX, if you need to be back in the city at a particular time, its best to sit this one out.


Car pool $10.


Joining this hike is like joining a team, and we are all necessary as part of that team. Looking out for each other, helping someone get through spots they may be struggling with, slowing down to spend time with people that may travel a little slower, enjoying the beauty of life outdoors, the mountains, sharing fantastic experiences with amazing people, and taking lots of or posing for awesome pictures is what my hikes are all about. If getting to the summit and back as fast as you can is more important, that is ok; this hike just may not be a good fit for you.


Cheers


Michael JC


What we are doing out here is dangerous, by registering for this hike you signify that you are aware of the risks associated with nature hiking, snowshoeing, avalanche hazards, scrambling/rock fall hazards, wildlife encounters, ticks as well as carpooling. You are aware of your physical limits, and how they relate to these activities. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your own safety. We are volunteers, not paid guides. While we will do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound, you do not hold the organizer of the event or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

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