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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Canadian Rockies Mt. Assiniboine Trek

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Banff National Park   Backpacking: Canadian Rockies Mt. Assiniboine Trek   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 26 2017  8:00 am >> Sat, Sep 2 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 30 2017 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 10 2017 7:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Days 12 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:38 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:$134.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary: rated this one of the ten best treks in the world. 6 days/5 nights of backpacking to 3 of the most beautiful glacial lakes in the world at the base of Mt. Assiniboine, the second highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Assiniboine towers 11,850 ft. We will hike up to about 7800 ft.  Total elevation gain is 3500 ft. 

The trip leader has a youtube video and details of each day he can send you if interested. 

Day 1 Saturday 8/26: Arrive in Calgary 

Day 2: Shuttle to Sunshine Village from Calgary (2 hrs.). Hike 8.7 mi to Porcupine camp

Days 3 & 4: Hike 9.3 mi to Magog camp. Spend 2 nights. Explore alpine lakes and passess near Mt. Assiniboine. (4 mi.)

Day 5: Hike 6.8 mi. to Marvel Lake camp

Day 6: Hike 8.2 mi. to Mt. Shark Trail head. Shuttle back to Calgary 

DIFFICULTY: Approx. 38 mi. and 3500 ft. elevation gain over the 6 days. Terrain and trail are moderate inclines and declines and well maintained. 


If you do not have a history of D4 or higher backpacking and D5/D6 hiking with the club, you will be contacted to confirm your experience.  In addition, you should be able to carry a 40 lb. backpack for 6 days for this event. 

The trip leader reserves the right to consider paricipants past history and to make the final determination for participation on this event. 

Prior to signing up for this event, please contact AOC Trip Leader Lindsey Williams with any questions, event details or additional information related to this event. 

As an option, we can discuss possibly sharing lodging . However, you are responsible to secure your hotel.

Travel and Trip insurance are recommended.  Can be purchased at:  http ://

You will need a valid U.S. Passport

Required Items to Bring:

All backpacking equipment, food, camping gear, appropriate clothing, water, water filter required to backpack for 6 days. Specific list provided upon being moved to active list and during planning sessions. 

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Member Cost:$134.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Trip Leader will reserve shuttle to and from trailhead 

$104 per person for various shuttles.  

3 nights camping at $10.00 each per person required at the campsite to pay in an envelope and deposit box. Other camping will be free.

Payment due date is July 19. 

Cost does not include airfare or hotel for 2 nights stay for Sat. night 8/26 and Fri. night 9/1. Participants to fly into Calgary International Airport no later than 8/26 and depart no earlier than 9/2.

The Trip Leader(s) for this event has (have) elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Full refunds will be available up to and including July 28. 

Nor refunds will be given after July 28.

Trek will NOT be cancelled due to weather.