Come out for the day to learn the basics of Ice
Climbing! This course is designed to get you
back into the "swing" of things or learn for the
What will be covered: How to swing your tool,
how to kick and use your feet, how to walk in
crampons, belaying and tying in, basic efficient
movement skills on a variety of ice angles...lots
of practice climbing and improving technique
Where? TBD but examples include Junkyards, King Creek, Wedge Smears or Haffner
The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a
full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can deliver their $131
cheque/cash/INTERAC e-Transfer first. Your
options are as follows: mail a cheque out to
attention of "Alpine Club of Canada - Calgary
Section" to the address I will email you once a
few have registered. Or send an INTERAC e-
Transfer to the ACC Treasurer using
Treasurer@ACCCalgary.ca, Let the treasurer know your name, email and the course it is for! Also, send a follow-up email to the Treasurer with the password. We prefer INTERAC e- Transfer.
Pease be advised that if you have paid and need to pull out of the course, there will be no refund. Rather, it will be your responsibility to find a replacement and obtain a cash transfer from that person. The T&L Committee will work to help find a replacement if time allows. The sooner we know that you cannot attend the better.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-
adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing,locking carabiner and belay device. Sarah may require additional items.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos
with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.
How to Get There:
Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4
days before the course.
Carpool Departure Time:
Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in
Canmore for over 15 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: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
There will be no refunds for cancellations.
*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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 08:00 PM.