Winter Mountaineering Course with Cyril Shokoples - Saturday, Mar 12, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: K-Country or Banff National Park  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: Two days - March 12 & 13 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Winter Mountaineering Weekend with Cyril Shokoples

Are you into winter scrambles, pushing the limits on snowshoe trips, or curious about the skills required to tag some summits in winter? Would you like to develop your winter mountaineering skills with instruction from an ACMG guide? Then read on! The ACC Calgary Section is hosting a “Winter Mountaineering course” on March 12-13 2016.

This course introduces participants you to some basic skills for undertaking ascents in winter. The intent of this course is to try to ascend at least one summit (if weather and conditions allow)! This is not a ski course and we will be traveling on foot for both days. During our ascents we will be discussing route finding, pace setting, evaluating terrain and other related topics including emergency communications and other leadership related concepts of winter mountaineering. We will attempt to select peaks that are straightforward but have some technical challenges that may involve ropework at a basic level. Both days will be outdoors all day in the eastern slopes of the Rockies in either K-Country or Banff National Park. Participants should have climbing, belaying and rappelling skills in a summer environment and be very proficient in use of the standard climbing knots. Experience in summer ascending peaks (either scrambling or technical mountaineering) is an asset.


    Summer climbing, belaying and rappelling skills in summer proficient in use of the standard climbing knots Experience in summer ascending peaks (either scrambling or technical mountaineering) is an asset

Meals and accommodations are the responsibility of participants.

Location will K-Country or Banff National Park depending upon conditions

Cost $175 per person incl. GST.

Required Items to Bring:
      Harness Helmet Boots with properly fitting crampons Ice axe (preferably lightweight) Carabiners (1 Munter / 1 locking / 2 non- locking on 1 draw) 7mm accessory cord (ideally 2 X 5m or 6m) one Medium or long 6mm Purcell Prusik 120cm Sewn webbing anchor sling (1 per person ideally) Belay / rappel device WARM winter clothing (Down jacket mandatory / wind or warm-up pants are smart / super warm gloves or mitts) LARGE day pack

Recommended Items to Bring:
• Club ropes to be arranged by participants

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   To be provided by Cyril the week before the course.  


This course is arranged through Rescue Dynamics and is taught by Cyril Shokoples, an internationally certified mountain guide and Past President of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Cyril has received the Distinguished Service Award from both the ACC and the ACMG. In 2013, Cyril was inducted as an honorary member of the ACC. He has taught the ACC's North Face National Leadership Courses for the past 15 years and has a long history of instruction with the Calgary Section.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

This course is on a first-come-first-served basis in order of participant's payment of $175 course fee. Upon being moved to the waitlist, please send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC Treasurer using the email address. Don't forget to also send the e- Transfer password to the treasurer and confirm which course your payment is for. Then send a payment confirmation email to the trip coordinator to be moved to the participant list. Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal with a full refund is available 2 weeks before, ONLY if qualified participant from waiting list is available. No date changes, withdrawals or refunds 1 week before the course starts.
*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, March 05, 2016 at 08:00 PM.