AMP - Level 1 - Ice Climbing Technique Bootcamp - Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Guide's choice 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption Schoo l 7311-34 av NW)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The cost for this event is $97.

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship) program organized by the ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters and PeakStratagem.This event will be taught by Sebastian from Peak Stratagem

For level 1 participants the expectation is that you are NOT new to ice climbing. You have been on ice a handful of times and can FOLLOW WI3. The goal of this event is to teach you the correct ice climbing technique. Yes there is a technique to this! At the end of the course you should feel comfortable moving on ice, finding rest positions, avoiding pump and fully enjoying your ice time. And more importantly look like you know what you are doing.

To sign up for this event:

Put your name on the waitlist.

Email your experience to the trip coordinator at

Once approved send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at This payment must be made within 3 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 list.

When you send your payment also send to 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 . Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, you will moved from the waiting to the attendee list.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis at 403-437-4053 or to

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre- adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing, 3 x locking carabiners, 2 X non-lockers, ATC belay device, 1 x 22cm screw, 1 x 120cm sling, 2 x 5m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), 1 x 2m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), Abalakov V thread tool, pocket knife. Please feel free to bring any other gear you may have questions about using.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos with hot drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   TBA the week before the event  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption Schoo l 7311-34 av NW


Sebastian was born in Romania. After finishing a college degree in Social Science and building his climbing skills, Sebastian spent several years travelling and climbing in Europe, South America and across Canada. n 2014
Sebastian came to the Rockies for a month of ice climbing and the following year moved to Canmore altogether. More and more time was spent climbing all throughout the year, and in 2016 Sebastian entered the Guiding career by taking his first course with the ACMG. He was certified Apprentice Alpine Guide in 2018. Sebastian prefers to spend all his available time ice, alpine and multipitch climbing, a task that became a bit harder since he became a new and happy Dad in 2017.


Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver 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!

Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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 Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 PM.