Intro To Glacier Travel – by Sean Isaac 2-day course - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
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Columbia Icefields (with early meeting time in Canmore)
Costs: $267.50 includes GST per person
(includes both days).
*Please read all details before registering*
Course Description: Sean Isaac is an ACMG
Alpine Guide based out of Canmore. This course
is for hikers, scramblers and climbers who want
to learn the basics about glacier travel. This
two-day course will cover glaciology for
climbers, dividing the
rope for glacier travel, shortening the rope,
route finding, crevasse rescue, snow and ice
Prerequisites: Participants do not need any
previous glacier travel
knowledge but some hiking or scrambling
experience is a good
idea. The course instructor has extra crampons,
harnesses and helmets for use on a first-ask,
first-serve basis if
participants do not have their own.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, belay device (auto-blocking
like ATC-Guide or
Reverso is recommended), 4-5 locking carabiners
(at least one
being a Munter shape), 4 non-locking
carabiners, 1 double-length
shoulder sling, 2 7mmx5m Prussic cords, 1
cord and a lunch/drink.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and
listen/learn) and then participate.
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can deliver their $267.50
to the treasurer first.
The preferred method is to send an INTERAC e-
Transfer to the ACC
Treasurer using the
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
athlete and an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing
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-
*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, July 14, 2018 at 09:00 PM.