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Extreme AdVenture Expedition 2019

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Canadian Rockies, Alberta

Event date

06/27/2019 - 12:00am - 07/07/2019 - 12:00am

Event Description

Venturer Scout Expedition to Alberta

Do Something Truly AdVenturous with your Summer

Extreme AdVenture Expedition 2019 -- June 27 to July 7

Canadian Rockies -- Mount Athabasca (11,435 ft) and Mount Wilcox (9,462 ft)


  • When: June 27 to July 7, 2019
  • Where: Canadian Rockies, Alberta
  • What: Climb Mt Athabasca and Mt Wilcox
  • Why: Build resilience, teamwork, leadership, and for fun!
  • Who: 3 Scouters, 7 Venturer Scouts drawn from across Voyageur Council (a reserve list will be generated). In Alberta, 1 Scouter and up to 5 Venturer Scouters expected to join from Chinook Council

Outline Itinerary:

  • June 27 -- Fly to Calgary, drive to Banff area
  • June 27-29 -- Three day backpack hike in the Banff area (Molar Pass or Landslide Lake)
  • June 30 -- Rest day, Lake Louise, swimming, etc in Banff
  • July 1 -- Drive to Mt Columbia Ice Fields, establish camp
  • July 2 -- Climb Mt Wilcox, hike to glacier, safety practice
  • July 3 -- Safety practice and measurement of glacier recession (Athabasca Glacier)
  • July 4 -- Climb Mt Athabasca
  • July 5 -- Back up / Rest day
  • July 6-7 -- Fly back to Ottawa

Key Take-Aways:

  • Participants must be fit, well motivated
  • Ascent of Mt Athabasca requires ropes, helmets, ice axes, crampons, and snow shoes
  • Expedition accompanied by accredited mountain guides for Mt Athabasca and Glacier -- avalanche, crevasse training
  • All participants to provide presentations about expedition and glacier regression to Venturer Companies on return

Cost and Finances:

  • Expedition cost is approx. $1500 per participant
  • Expected individual payment / fundraising target is $500
  • Remaining costs sought through grants and sponsorship
  • All participants to contribute to fundraising and sponsorship applications
  • $100 deposit required ASAP to enable flight bookings

Interested? Contact Scouter Fred Whichelo (14th Gloucester Venturer Company) at (or 613-424-3721) through your Venturer Company Scouters or your parents.

Seeking fit and motivated Venturers to participate, ideally with previous experience in hiking mountains over 5,000 ft (e.g. Adirondacks). Given the nature of this expedition, the minimum participant age is 15. 

Register your interest with Fred Whichelo by Mar 15, 2019.

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