Intro to Ice-climbing with Sarah Hueniken - Saturday, Dec 01, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ken Baxter
Ken Chatel
Hernando Ortega Arango
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
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 first time.

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 Creek, Wedge Smears or Haffner Cost: $135 The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio below)

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 using the treasurerTandL@acccalgary.ca email address. Be sure to supply the following to the treasurer when you send payment: · Name · Full address including postal code · phone number · email · course/event title and date · Trip Leader/Coordinators · the password to accept payment Please also send a payment confirmation email to the trip coordinators (Ken, Sue, Nando) Cancellation Policy: 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- recoverable costs).

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre- adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing,locking carabiner and belay device. Sarah may require additional items.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4 days before the course.  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

Notes:
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 various climbing competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with Chicks with Picks, NOLS, and is an Outdoor 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. 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 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM.