Alpine Review: Enhancing leadership skills - Saturday, Jun 03, 2017
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Participants: This is intended for
leaders and well practiced Alpinists. You must be
capable of roping up for glacier travel, to
effect crevasse rescue, climb AI 2-3 and travel
in the mountains all day long while carrying a
pack and group gear. If someone wants to Co-lead
officially, that will help. Otherwise, as the day
goes, we will take turns leading on sections that
people feel comfortable to do so.
Day 1, Saturday: We will travel
middle of the Athabasca glacier. We will weave
our way in and out of crevasses, ice falls and
bridges. As we go, we will discuss as a group
tactics to achieve this. Roped travel, pacing,
compass use, terrain evaluation, hazards, simul-
climbing, protecting steps, pitching-out short
sections and leadership styles.
Day 2, Sunday: This day will depend on
the first day went. If more practice is required,
that's what we'll do. If the conditions are good
in the area, we can attempt any of the local
As with all Alpine objectives, this is weather
Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, well
crampons with anti-balling plates, mountaineering
axe, crevasse rescue kit (that you have used
belay device, ice screws, pack (30-40L),
clothing, gloves (a few pairs), glacier
sunglasses), goggles, headlamp, food and water. I
few items to lend out, so let me know what you
Recommended Items to Bring:
A sense of adventure, humour and fitness.
How to Get There:
Highway 93N to Beauty creek hostel. We will carpool
with the Alpine Review crew
Carpool Departure Time:
Send me an e-mail stating your previous
experience in the alpine. Recent practice you might
have done, recent outings to gage your fitness. If
you have a club member that can reference your
climbing, even better.
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM.