Intro. to Rock Rescue, by Sean Isaac - Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
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Yam Bluffs, subject to change at Guide’s discretion
Costs: $136.25 per person (1:6 ratio) which
Course Content: A one-day course to provide a
basic understanding of improvised rock rescue
techniques so you can deal with simple cliff-
emergencies. Techniques to be covered include
escaping the belay, emergency lowers, tandem
rappels, a simple 3:1 raising system and
an auto device. Course content can be adapted
the experience level of the group.
Prerequisites: Some climbing experience is
necessary whether it's indoor, outdoor, lead or
top-rope. Participants must be able to offer a
safe top-rope belay. Knowledge of standard
and hitches is also recommended (clove hitch,
prussic hitch, munter hitch, fisherman’s,
8) but not necessary.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, belay device (auto-blocking
ATC-Guide or Reverso is recommended), 4-5
carabiners (at least one being a Munter shape),
non-locking carabiners, 1 double-length
sling, 2 7mmx5m Prussic cords, 1 7mmx1.5m
cord and a lunch/drink
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and
listen/learn) and then participate.
How to Get There:
Drive west on Hwy 1, take the Exshaw turn off,
head north until you intersect Hwy 1A and then
take a right (head northeast) for about 1 km
look for the Yamnuska parking lot sign. Turn
onto a small gravel road which leads you to the
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can
deliver their $136.25 (this includes tax)
Transfer (to ACC Calgary) first.
The preferred method is to send an INTERAC e-
Transfer to the ACC
Treasurer using the treasurerTandL@acccalgary.ca
email address. NOTE: this is a T&L specific
Be sure to supply the following to the
treasurer when you send
Name, Full address including postal code, phone
course/event title and date, Trip
Leader/Coordinator, and the
password to accept payment and a payment
confirmation email to the
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
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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-
*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 Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 09:00 PM.