Alpine Review: Enhancing leadership skills - Saturday, Jun 03, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 03, 2017 12:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - 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: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Participants: This is intended for aspiring 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 straight up the 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 how well 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 objectives.

As with all Alpine objectives, this is weather dependant.

Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, well fitting crampons with anti-balling plates, mountaineering ice axe, crevasse rescue kit (that you have used before), belay device, ice screws, pack (30-40L), appropriate clothing, gloves (a few pairs), glacier glasses(dark sunglasses), goggles, headlamp, food and water. I have a few items to lend out, so let me know what you require.

Recommended Items to Bring:
A sense of adventure, humour and fitness.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Highway 93N to Beauty creek hostel. We will carpool with the Alpine Review crew  
Carpool Departure Time:  
Carpool Location:   TBD

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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM.