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
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 Treasurer@ACCCalgary.ca 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 www.seanisaac.com
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
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.