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Battle Abbey Trip Information & Logistics
Jan. 26-Feb. 02, 2008

Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting Place
  • Meet at Alpine Helicopters in Golden, BC (directions below) on January 26th. Meeting time TBA closer to trip date. Golden is a 3.5-hour drive west of Calgary (the closest international airport), on the Trans-Canada Hwy.
  • Directions to Alpine Helicopters:
    • Turn south on Hwy. 95 from the Trans-Canada Hwy.
    • Continue south on #95, over bridge, past movie theatre on left.
    • Turn right onto 9th St. at the only 4-way lights in Golden.
    • Drive to the end of 9th St. and turn right.
    • Follow this road across the train tracks, around a left-hand bend, and straight to Alpine Helicopters.

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Night Prior to Trip
  • We recommend you stay in Golden the night prior to your trip to avoid delays in the morning due to weather or possible road closures.
  • Suggested hotels:
    • Super 8 Motel - tel: (250) 344-0888
    • Country Comfort Bed and Breakfast - tel: (250) 344-6200
    • Swiss Village Motel - tel: (250) 344-2276
    • Visit www.goldenhotels.worldweb.com for more listings.
Travel to Staging Area

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Helicopter and Baggage
  • Baggage restrictions: 30 lbs per person (not including skis) – please pack light. Pack gear in two smaller duffels rather than one large one (fits easier into helicopter). Ski bags will not be flown into lodge (reduces bulk in ski basket).
  • In the unlikely event that the helicopter cannot fly to the lodge on
    Saturday, Jan. 26 (due to poor weather), guests are responsible for their own accommodation and food in Golden.

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Alcoholic Beverages
  • If you want it, bring it. Beer cans and wine boxes fit best in the helicopter.

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Payment Schedule
  • Trip price: $1900.00 Cdn plus 6% GST (total = $2014.00 Cdn)
  • $1000.00 is due upon booking. Balance is due by November 01, 2007.
  • All payments are refundable prior to November 1st (less $100.00 administration fee).
  • All money paid after November 1st is not refundable unless we are able to re-sell your trip to someone else. If we fill your spot, all money will be refunded less $100 administration fee.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance through your local travel agent.

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Waivers
  • Please print a hardcopy of both forms, complete and mail to Mountain Ascents Canada with your final payment due by November 1st, 2007.

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Gear List

Bring the following:

Ski Equipment
Ski Clothes
Lodge Clothes
skis long underwear (tops/bottoms) cotton pants/jeans
poles medium-weight pile pants T-shirt/sweatshirt
boots medium-weight pile coat socks
skins heavy-weight pile coat shorts
shovel* Gore-tex coat hut shoes/slippers
probe* Gore-tex pants headlamp
avalanche tranceiver* down coat toiletry bag
day pack (40-litre) insulated gloves (2 pair) lip balm/sunscreen
climbing harness* ski socks (2 pair)  
one locking carabiner gaiters  
  ski hat/sun hat  
  sunglasses/goggles  
  water bottle/small thermos  
(Bedding & towles supplied at Battle Abbey.)

*Mandatory Safety Gear
This gear is mandatory. If you do not have the following items, please contact Mountain Ascents Canada for rental arrangements:

  • Avalanche tranceiver (457 kHz single frequency only)
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Climbing harness (skiing on glaciers)
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