AMP Level 2 - Steep Ice Technique - Friday, Nov 30, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Weeping Wall (or similar) 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Nov 30, 2018 06:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 PM @ Lady assumption school 7311-34 av NW)  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Kyle Potts
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:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

The cost for this event is $273 and includes 2 days of mentorship with a guide and 2 nights accommodation at the Ramparts Hostel. You will be driving up to the hostel on Friday evening. Carpooling will be organized prior to the event.

 

This mentorship event is part of AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the ACC Calgary Section Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters' company PeakSTRATAGEM. This event will be taught by Maarten Van Haeren from Peak Stratagem.

 

For level 2 participants the expectation is that you have some previous ice climbing experience leading WI3 ice. The goal of this event is to refine your ice climbing technique to make you more confident and comfortable leading WI4 ice. You already know the correct climbing position (A Frame, hanging relaxed hips out while swinging crampons, hips in while swinging tools) but want to refine your technique and get individual feedback including how to manage the pump and execution of PeakSTRATAGEM's NoFALL program. At the end of the course you should feel comfortable climbing steeper ice and finding rest positions in difficult terrain.

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:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Lady assumption school 7311-34 av NW

Notes:

To sign up for this event:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  
  • Email your ice climbing experience to Kyle Potts (kyle.potts@ucalgary.ca)
    • You will be notified if you have been accepted into the program.
  • 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 – Kyle Potts (kyle.potts@ucalgary.ca). Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

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. 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 05:00 PM.