Come out for the day to learn the basics of Ice
Climbing! This course is designed to get you
back into the "swing" of things or learn for the
What will be covered: How to swing your tool,
how to kick and use your feet, how to walk in
crampons, belaying and tying in, basic efficient
movement skills on a variety of ice angles...lots
of practice climbing and improving technique
Where? TBD but examples include Junkyards, King
Smears or Haffner
The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a
full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio
Due to a cancellation, there is a spot open for
this course, for an available man or woman.
This is a priority for women course until two
weeks prior to the
course start. At that time men will be able to
attend as well. We
welcome men to register anytime but do not send in
payment. We will
contact the men on the list if spots are available
two weeks out.
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can deliver their $135
cheque/cash/INTERAC e-Transfer first. The
preferred method is to
send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC Treasurer
treasurerTandL@acccalgary.ca email address.
Be sure to supply the following to the treasurer
when you send
· 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
coordinators (Ken, Sue, Nando)
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-
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-
adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice
and belay device. Sarah may require additional
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos
with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.
How to Get There:
Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4
days before the course.
Carpool Departure Time:
Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in
Canmore for over 15 years. As a full ACMG
Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding
rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and
mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years,
Sarah has traveled
and worked in various places
throughout the US, Mexico, South America and
Asia to explore the mountains of the world.
Highlights have included a first ascent of a
6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5),
new ice lines in Iceland, participating in
competitions and achieving a personal goal of
climbing 5.13. Sarah
also works with Chicks with Picks, NOLS, and is an
Research and Sterling Rope sponsored athlete.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
There will be no refunds for cancellations.
*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, November 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM.