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Great Divide Trail Seminar: Ultralight Backpacking!

June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20

Our first Ultralight Backpacking event was such a success that we are hosting another one!

When: Thursday, 29 June 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Where: MEC – 830 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB , Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A9

How Much: This event is FREE for GDTA members and $20 for non-members.

How to Get a Ticket: For more information and to reserve a ticket please visit our events page.

Every gram counts when you’re in the backcountry. Christine Smith has thru hiked the Great Divide Trail twice and did it with a 10lb base weight backpack (and yes, she did have a tent)!  For some this would seem impossible and even downright scary. But in reality, it’s a journey. No one starts out with a 10lb backpack. Come learn from one of the best light and ultralight backpackers on how you can lighten your load:

  • Checklist of items to bring;
  • Items to target to save weight;
  • Pros and cons of ultralight gear;
  • Make your own gear, including a stove (bring an empty 85g cat food tin and we’ll help you get started).

There will also be a draw for some neat lightweight gear and an opportunity to meet others who have hiked the Great Divide Trail.

Come challenge yourself to go lighter!


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MEC Calgary
830 10 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A9 Canada
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