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Summer Camp 2016 - Overview

Mount Sir Sandford, the Selkirks

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When:

Week 1: Saturday July 23 -  Saturday July 30
Week 2: Saturday July 30 -  Saturday August 6 
Week 3: Saturday August 6 - Saturday August 13

Where:

Mount Sir Sandford, the Selkirks

This year's section camp will be located in the Selkirks, with a base camp at the toe of the Haworth Glacier, which is to the north west of Mount Sir Sandford.  At 3,519m / 11,545ft, Sir Sandford is the highest peak in the Selkirks and a great prize; save yourself 4 days of bushwacking and come join us at the section camp.  In addition to Mount Sir Sandford, there are many less technical peaks and also the potential for granite climbs on the south of some of the more easterly Adamant peaks.

Base: The plan is to camp at UTM 375 274.  An elevation of 2150m.  This is all to be confirmed and the final decision will be made on the first helicopter flight in on 23 July.

Staging Area: Gold Arm, west side of Kinbasket Lake - more details will be provided closer to the time.  Everyone will gather in Golden on the Friday night and head to the staging area bright and early on the Saturday morning.

Information:

Maps:

82 N/12 – Sir Sandford

Guide books:

Selkirks North – David P. Jones (p. 252 – 275)

Potential Objectives:

Some objectives may include:

Sir Sandford 3519m

Silvertip Mtn 2880m (Note 2 summits)

Alpina Dome 2696m

Mt. Redan 2894m

The Citadel 2923m

PalisadeMtn 2696m

Ravelin Mtn 2725m

Azimuth Mtn 2563m

Belvedere Peak 2978m

Peak to the North of Redan Pass

More information and some fantastic photos can be found on the ACC national website, as their GMC was held there in 2012:

http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/adventures/general-mountaineering-camp-overview/general-mountaineering-camp-history/gmc-retrospective-2012-sir-sandford/

Who:

For all weeks we'll have 12 (max) ACC Members per week.

The camp is self-guided, self-catered and self managed.  Most, if not all, routes will involve glacier travel, so participants should have knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques.

After June 1 the camp will be opened up to other Sections.

How Much:

The price for the trip is $550 (final costs will depend on helicopter costs and the number of attendees).

How to Sign Up:

Please complete an application form (this may still have last year's camp detailed at the top of the form, please delete this and state 2016 camp!) and email it to the Camp Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and feel free to email with any questions you may have. The Camp Manager for your chosen week will review your application and contact you to let you know you are on the trip.  Payment must be made before you are moved off the wait list and confirmed on the trip.

The preferred payment option is to send an INTERAC e-transfer to the ACC Treasurer - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please ensure to send the password for accepting the e-transfer by separate email to the Treasurer.   Please also let the Treasurer know what the payment is for.

Or, you can make out a cheque payable to ACC Calgary Section and send to:

ACC Calgary Section Camp

PO Box 1995, Calgary

Alberta T2P 2M2


Could you please email the Camp Coordinator to let them know you have made payment.

Cheers

 

Further Reading (from the GMC records - see the link above):

Background Reference List: Information gathered about Mt Sir Sandford and surrounding area.

Pushing the Limits – Chic Scott – The Struggle for Mount Sir Sandford

The Selkirks: Nelson’s Mountains – J.F. Garden – Mt. Sir Sandford and the Adamants

American Alpine Journal 1949 – The Northern Selkirks – Arnold Wexler

CAJ 1907 – Sir Sandford Fleming

CAJ 1909 – How To Reach Mount Sir Sandford – P. A. Carson

CAJ 1911 – Attempts on Mt. Sir Sandford – ACC Notes

CAJ 1912 – Northern Selkirks – ACC Notes

CAJ 1914 – Mountaineering and Explorations in the Selkirk – Howard Palmer and Elizabeth Parker

CAJ 1947 – Sir Sandford and the Adamants – Sterling B. Hendricks

CAJ 1954 – Further Adventures in the North Selkirks – William Putnam

CAJ 1965 – Sir Sandford Hut – Benjamin G. Ferris Jr.

CAJ 1966 – Sunshine in the Selkirks – Roger Neave

CAJ 1967 – From Mt. Sir Sandford to Fairy Meadow – Jo Kato

CAJ 1969 – East Ridge of Mount Sir Sandford – Ted Church

CAJ 1973 – The Sir Sandford Group – Les Churchill

CAJ 1975 – Mountains Names of the Central Selkirks – William L. Putnam

CAJ 1976 – Selkirk Inspiration – Donald G. Reid

CAJ 1977 – The History and Character of Recreational Use of the Mt Sir Sandfod Area, Selirk Mountains, British Columbia – John Marsh

CAJ 1980 – Fairy Meadow ACC Calgary Section Camp, 14 to 22 July 1979 – Bev Bendell

CAJ 1989 – Sir Sandford in Winter – Bruce Fairley

CAJ 1999 – The Soggy Boot Soup Tour – Glenn Reisenhofer

CAJ 2008 – Sir Sandford and Several Selkirk Summits – Greg Hill

A Climber’s Guide to the Interior Ranges of British Columbia – North – By William L. Putnam