Rope rescue for ice with Sarah Hueniken - Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Oct 28, 2016 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Sarah will be teaching a rope rescue course that is geared for ice climbing. Topics will include: · minimum required equipment for rescue in the single/multi- pitch setting · Managing anchors for rescue systems – single/multi-pitch, ice vs. rock · Escaping the belay system and transferring the load onto an anchor · Ascending a rope · Rappelling with an injured climber · Raising and lowering systems · Passing a knot · Self rescue · Reversing certain belay methods She will cover safe decision making, special things to consider for ice climbing, implications of carrying out a rescue in technical terrain in the cold, and safety protocols. Please review the following knots: munter mule combination, clove hitch, some sort of bend (fishermans or flemish) so we can cover this ambitious outline in 1 day. Reviewing "Climbing self-rescue improvising solutions for serious situations" by Andy Tyson and Molly Loomis will also be helpful. The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio below) This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and this is based on who can deliver their $125 INTERAC e-Transfer first to the ACC Treasurer at Remember to include your name, email and the course it is for! Also, send a follow-up email to the Treasurer with the password.
Required Items to Bring:
Sarah will confirm required gear depending which location is chosen in her email prior to the course

Recommended Items to Bring:
Sarah will confirm recommended gear depending which location is chosen in her email prior to the course

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4 days before the course. If the weather is nice we will go to Yamnuska if the weather is bad we will go to the Cave in Canmore and the admission to the gym will be $10 for the course. She will also confirm the start time if different than 8 am.  

Sarah Hueniken's brief Bio. Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in Canmore for over 14 years. As a full ACMG Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah has traveled and worked in various places throughout the US, Mexico, South America and Asia to explore the mountains of the world. Highlights have included a first ascent of a 6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5), new ice lines in Iceland, participating in various climbing competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with Chicks with Picks, NOLS, and is an Outdoor Research and Sterling Rope sponsored athlete.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM.