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Great Divide Trail Seminar: Ultralight Backpacking!

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

Free - $20
Barnaby Ridge

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!

Organizer

Great Divide Trail Association
Email:
events@greatdividetrail.com
Website:
www.greatdividetrail.com

Venue

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