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 beginner mountaineers.
Beginner mountaineers are people who have been
on a glacier once or twice, can do 3-person
crevasse rescue, completed a 2-day Snow and Ice
course or some of the pre-AMP events and have
done steep snow slope climbs as part of their
scrambling trips. Individuals should also
have some previous experience summer or winter
mountaineering including scrambling (4th class)
and/or easy ice climbing (WI2-3)
have done a few alpine trips such as Athabasca
and want to do more of similar trips such as
Aberdeen, Harrison, Lefroy or similar.
Focus of this
event will be on consolidating safe skills
including rope systems for glacier travel,
crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation,
alpine snow/ice climbing and scrambling. This
is also a good prep for the upcoming glacier
travel ski season. Participants will be
challenged to create and execute white out
navigation plans to stand on the summit of Mts
Rhondda, Habel, Baker, and/or Trapper.
(for 2 days includes the cost of hut and ACGM Guide).
event is a great value compared to other similar
curriculum for each day is as follows:
Day 1 -
Drive, hike into Peyto Hut, practice use of
mountaineering equipment, glacier travel each
participant leading a rope, crevasse rescue, trip
Day 2 -
Summit attempt and hike out. Drive home.
event is for beginners who have some previous
mountaineering experience, we will be screening
people to ensure they meet the above
requirements. Process to sign up is as follows:
- Put your name on the waitlist.
- Email your experience to Joel
- Joel will tell you if you have been
accepted or not.
- Once accepted send an e-Transfer
payment to the Treasurer at treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca. This payment must be
made within 7 days of being accepted. If you
don’t pay, we will move onto screening the
next participant and you are moved to the bottom
of the line.
- When you send your payment also
send to treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca 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 payment.
- Email the e-Transfer evidence to
the trip coordinator – Joel
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.
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.
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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.