AMP - Level 2 -3 - Ice Climbing Bootcamp - Saturday, Dec 15, 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:   Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School 7311-34 av NW)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 14, 2018 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - 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:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

The cost for this event is $105 This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship) program organized by the ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters from PeakSTRATAGEM. This event will be taught by Sebastian Taborsky. For this event the expectation is that you have experience climbing and you have started to to lead or have led WI3 and or WI 4 climbs. The goal of this event is to work on the correct ice climbing technique polishing details and consolidating your technique to help you move into steeper ice like WI4. For those of you who have already started working on steeper ice , you’ll have the opportunity to get feedback and work on steeper ice technique. You will review how to avoid the “pump” ,work on gear placement safely and find adequate rest locations. At the end of the course you should feel comfortable with the proper technique to lead ice, finding suitable positions to rest and place pro and feel knowledgeable to lead single pitches of WI3 ice and WI 4.

Little bit about Seb: 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. In one memorable trip he spent 13 months in the Andes, climbing at will from Ecuador to Argentina. Eventually he needed more than small jobs to maintain this lifestyle, and he went on to a seamanship school completing a Navigation Degree at Institut maritime du Québec. He then worked as a navigation officer on merchant ships, and for the last 12 years worked for the Canadian Coast Guard. In 2014 Sebastian came to the Rockies for a month of ice climbing and the following year moved to Canmore altogether. In 2016 Sebastian entered the Guiding career. He became certified Apprentice Alpine Guide in 2018. His most memorable climbs are La Pomme d’Or and Le Mulot, Quebec, South Face of Mercedario, Argentina, Torre de Paron and Alpamayo, Peru and Slipstream, Canada.


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 School 7311-34 av NW


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 treasurer AMP@a 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 treasurer AMP@a 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 confirmation has been received you will be moved
    to the attendee list.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jenny or any trip coordinator.

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 Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 PM.