mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine
Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary
section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.
Mentorship Event is for individuals new to
mountaineering. We are calling this event pre-AMP because
there is no prior mountaineering experience
required. If you have spent limited or no time
on a glacier or wearing crampons, this is the
event for you. The focus will be on developing safe
skills for summer and winter mountaineering
including rope systems for glacier travel,
crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation.
Participants will have the opportunity create
and execute whiteout navigation plans to stand
on the summit of Mt Rhonda or other easier peaks
on the Wapta Icefield. Focus will be on safe
travel rather than on summits. The event will also
teach you how to use glacier travel equipment.
Previous scrambling and backpacking experience
will be beneficial and will increase your
(for all 3 days: Jun 21-23, 2018 and includes the cost of
hut and ACGM Guide). This event is a great value
compared to other similar events.
curriculum for each day is as follows:
Day 1 - Hike
into drive to Bow Lake, hike into Bow hut,
practice use of mountaineering equipment, trip
planning and navigation.
Day 2 -
Glacier travel and crevasse rescue on the
glacier with a summit attempt.
Day 3 -
Glacier travel and practice with a possible
summit attempt if time permits.
event is for beginners we will not be screening
participants. Who pays first, gets to go.
Process to sign up is as follows:
Put your name on the waitlist.
Send an e-Transfer payment to the
Treasurer at treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca
Also send to the treasurer the
following information: Name, Full address
including postal code, phone number, email,
course/event title and date, Trip
Leader/Coordinator, and the password to accept
Email the e-Transfer to the trip
coordinator – Jenny Bradshaw –
firstname.lastname@example.org. Once I have
confirmation from you that you have paid, I will
move you from the waiting to the attendee list.
Required Items to Bring:
The club will
provide ropes. You need your personal gear:
Harness, mountaineering boots or solid hiking
boots, crampons, glacier travel gear, ice axe,
sleeping bag, etc. More detailed list will be
provided closer to the event.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
There will be no refunds for this event unless a
suitable replacement is found that has been
accepted by the event organizer.
*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 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 PM.