Course Content: This course introduces both
novice ice climbers as well as more experienced
winter climbers to the wild world of mixed
climbing. This is an opportunity to discover
the tricks of the trade in a safe, learning
environment. Even if mixed climbing isn’t your
thing, the skills acquired will make ice
climbing feel easier. Areas of focus will
include hazard evaluation, drytooling, thin
ice, hanging pillars/curtains, leashless
techniques, efficient movement (the back-step
and twist-lock) and leading strategies.
Prerequisite: No previous mixed experience is
required as this is an intro course but some
ice climbing experience is preferred as well as
a rock climbing background. 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, ice tools, boots
and crampons (mono-points are ideal but not
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
How to Get There:
This trip will be a first to sign-up and
deliver their $136.25 (this includes tax)
e-Transfer (to ACC Calgary). Your payment
method is as follows:
Send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC
Treasurer using the
@ACCCalgary.ca email address. Do NOT
forget to let the Treasurer know your name,
the course it is for! Plus advise the e-
transfer password in a separate
email. Also email confirmation to the Course
will then move you to the attending list.
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
Please also send a payment confirmation email
to the trip coordinators (Ken & Sue)
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. 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 Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM.