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2015 Mountaineering Camp: Rogers Pass

July 4-11, 2015

MCamp15:

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2014 Mountaineering Camp: Rogers Pass

Week 1: July 12-19, 2014
Week 2: July 19-26, 2014

Two weeks back-to-back!

Week 1 had decent weather and we were able to summit Youngs Peak (9235’/2815m).

Week 2 got hit by a freak Arctic storm the night before out summit attempt (100kph winds with snow rocked the cabin the first night).  The storm lasted two days and, unfortunately, we were unable to climb Youngs Peak that week (we still had lots of fun though).

2013 Mountaineering Camp: Rogers Pass

June 28-July 5, 2013

In 2013, we discovered Facebook and our blog posts on this page pretty much dried up.

To catch up, we’ll do a series of short posts with the highlights (mostly video) of each year since.

So, let’s re-start the blog by going back to MCamp13:

 

2013 Mountaineering Camp: Rogers Pass

June 28-July 5, 2013

2013 Mountaineering Camp

10 youth:  Half guys; half gals – Half Scouts; half Venturers – Ages 11-18.

One week at the Alpine Club of Canada’s Asulkan Hut (7,000′) in Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, B.C.

Three days of mountaineering training then……climb Youngs Peak (9,341’/2,847 m)!

This is their week in pictures…

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We owe a very special “Thank You” to Parks Canada for allowing us to have this amazing week in Glacier National Park.

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Vérèna:  Thanks for believing in this project!

Note:  Click on any photo below to start a full-screen slide show with captions.

VIDEOS

Note: You can raise the resolution for each of these videos to 720p or 1080p to substantially improve their image quality!

BiPoLar AdRenaLine Edition

If you want to see all those photos (and more) blasted past your eyes to the tune of some rocking music, then give this video a try:

Here Comes Dinner!

Note:  The Scouts didn’t know that the helicopter was bringing them fresh, hot pizza for dinner.
We had only arrived at the high camp a few minutes earlier after a challenging hike up the mountain.  I love it when a plan comes together!


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A 360 degree pan from the top of the Youngs Peak headwall as we descend back to the Asulkan Hut.


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Meredith Faulkner’s Fast & Fun Video Recap of the 2013 Mountaineering Camp:


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This is what we call “High Adventure”!


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