Icefield Discovery Camp 2015

**The 2015 Icefield Discovery Camp is now FULL.**
**Registration is closed for this year.**


Join ACC Yukon deep in the Kluane Icefields at the Icefield Discovery Camp this summer.
This is an adventure of a lifetime!


Snowshoeing, roped up, over to Pikatak Nunatak, with Mount Logan towering above.


This opportunity is for everyone, all skill levels are welcome.  You can snowshoe around camp, ski tour in the icefields, hike up nunataks, climb local peaks, or just sun tan and take photos!

ACC Yukon will have a camp manager at all times, you can sleep in comfortable dormitory tents, and you can use the large, heated dining and cooking tent.

Visit the Icefield Discovery website to view more photos.


Inside the spacious dining and cooking tent.

Dates


May 23rd - June 6th, 2015

Choose your own date range between May 23rd and June 6th.  Stay as long or as little as you want!

Be aware that weather plays a huge factor in the icefields and you may not be able to fly out or return on the day you intend to.  You will have to be prepared to wait several days if poor weather persists. 2 consecutive non-fly days is common, and in 2013 we had a rare 4 days of consecutive non-fly days.

About the Icefield Discovery Camp


The Icefield Discovery Camp is situated in the heart of the St. Elias Mountains, between the Kaskawulsh, Logan and Hubbard Glaciers.  Mt. Logan is the dominant massif to the south; Augusta, Steele and Lucania complete the panorama and Mt. Queen Mary is immediately accessible from the camp.  The location of the camp was chosen for its crevasse free zone, relative ease of aircraft access, variety of surrounding terrain, and great view of the north face of Mt. Logan.

The camp has never ending views of the tallest mountain in Canada - Mount Logan.


Icefield Discovery opened the glacier camp in 1998, to provide a comfortable base for all who want to explore and experience the largest non-polar icefield in the world.  The main 16' x 32', heated Weather Haven, houses washing, cooking and dining facilities.  The surrounding tents provide sleeping quarters for up to 14 people.




Activities from the Camp


For the inexperienced, the area immediately around the camp is crevasse-free, so you are free to snowshoe or ski around. There are nunataks in the area that are great day trips on snowshoes or skis.

Participants with crevasse rescue skills, avalanche rescue skills, and appropriate gear can climb Mount Queen Mary, located right near the camp.

The slopes on the Gnurdlehorn (or as we call it, Queen Mary's Poodle) offer good backcountry skiing, so you can get some turns in and ski right back to camp.

If you don't feel like hiking, climbing, or skiing, you can just wander around camp and soak up the views.

Backcountry skiing on the gentle slopes of the Gnurdelhorn.
 

Climbing up to the top of the Gnurdelhorn, with a view of Mount Logan.
Exploring and ski touring across the crevasse-free glacier. As always, Mount Logan never leaves your site.
Relaxing and soaking up the sun after a day's excursion.

Costs


The total cost is $1100 plus GST.

This is a special price for ACC members (the regular price is $1250 for 3 nights + $200 for each additional night).

See the breakdown of costs below.

Flight


$600 plus GST for a round-trip flight.

A minimum of 2 people is required per flight.  Contact us if you don't have a partner or are in odd numbered groups so we can try to coordinate flights.

Camp Use and Guide


There is a flat fee of $420 plus GST to stay at the camp.  This is irregardless of how long you wish to stay.

This cost allows you to use the heated camp kitchen (with a propane cooking stove), and sleep in the comfortable dormitory tents.

A guide will be at camp during the entire duration.

Permits


You must register and pay an overnight permit to Parks Canada at the mountaineering office at Haines Junction for staying on the Kluane icefields: $10 per night per person up to a maximum of $50 per person (valid for the whole year).

You must pay a $30 landing permit to Parks Canada.

Without these permits, you won't be allowed to go in the plane.

How to register


To register or for more information, please email us: info@accyukon.ca