Steep Ice Climbing Techniques by Sean Isaac - Sunday, Dec 03, 2017
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Course Content: A one-day course aimed at
consolidating and refining steep ice movement
skills so both leaders and followers can climb
long vertical pitches of sustained ice
efficiently, and more important, safely. Topics
to be addressed include leashless technique,
rest stances, strategies for not getting
pumped, hooking, delicate movement (required
for fragile features) and skinny pillars.
Prerequisite: Participants should have some ice
climbing experience, whether it be winter
waterfall ice or summer alpine ice. The content
is suitable for both novice ice climbers who
want to move into steeper terrain as well as
more experienced ice climbers who still find
they get pumped on WI5. Participants must be
able to offer a safe top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own
harness, helmet, belay device, boots and
crampons (dual-points are best). I can supply
extra leashless ice tools to try.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Other obvious items to bring are warm clothes
and a down jacket considering you will be
sitting around listening to lecturing. Bring
your own food for lunch and snacks and a
warm/hot drink. It might not be a bad idea to
bring a camera to take photos to assist you in
the future looking back at the various things
you learned over the course of the day.
How to Get There:
This course will cost each participant $136.25.
It is a first paid - first on the course
Your payment method is as follows:
1. Send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC
Treasurer using the
CCCalgary.ca email address. Do NOT
forget to let the Treasurer know your name,
email and the course it is for in the eTransfer
comments. Please advise the e-
transfer password in a separate email.
Be sure to supply the following to the
treasurer when you send payment:
• Full address including postal code
• phone number
• course/event title and date
• Trip Leader/Coordinators
• the password to accept payment
2. Please also send a payment confirmation
to the trip coordinators (Ken & Sue). They
will then move you to the attending list.
About the course leader: Sean Isaac is a
sponsored climbing athlete and an ACMG Alpine
Guide specializing in technical leadership
instruction in addition to guiding rock, ice
and alpine routes. To learn more about Sean,
please visit his website at www.seanisaac.c
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Cancellation Policy as of March 2017:
If a participant is unable to attend a course
or paid 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 a trip, participants get a
refund (less any non-recoverable costs).
*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 Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM.