Intro To Glacier Travel – by Sean Isaac - Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Columbia Icefields (with early meeting time in Canmore) 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 11:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Gerry Drotar

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Costs: $262.50 includes GST per person (includes both days). *Please read all details before registering* Course Description: Sean Isaac is an ACMG Alpine Guide based out of Canmore. This course is for hikers, scramblers and climbers who want to learn the basics about glacier travel. This two-day course will cover glaciology for climbers, dividing the rope for glacier travel, shorting the rope, firn-line transitions, route finding, crevasse rescue, snow and ice anchors. Day 1 will be practicing these techniques on the toe of the glacier, and day 2 will be applying all learned techniques during an ascent of a mountain. Prerequisites: Participants do not need any previous glacier travel knowledge but some hiking or scrambling experience is a good idea. The course instructor has extra crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets for use on a first-ask, first-serve basis if participants do not have their own.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, belay device (auto-blocking like ATC-Guide or Reverso is recommended), 4-5 locking carabiners (at least one being a Munter shape), 4 non-locking carabiners, 1 double-length shoulder sling, 2 7mmx5m Prussic cords, 1 7mmx1.5m prussic cord and a lunch/drink

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and listen/learn) and then participate.

This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and this is based on who can deliver their $262.50 (this includes tax) cheque/cash/INTERAC e-Transfer (to ACC Calgary) first. Your payment options are as follows: 1. Send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC Treasurer using the email address. **PREFERRED** Please notify the course coordinator immediately after paying by this method. 2. Send a cheque in an envelope (make your cheque(s) out to the "Alpine Club of Canada - Calgary Section") and mail to: ACC, C/O 6039 Dalmead Crescent NW Calgary, T3A 1G2, About the course leader: Sean Isaac is a sponsored climbing athlete and an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in technical leadership instruction in addition to guiding rock, ice and alpine routes. To learn more about Sean, please visit his website at

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Cancellation Policy: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of these clinics, full payment must be received to book your spot. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then either a back-up option will be executed or an appropriate date will be rescheduled. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 PM.