AMP 2-3 Ice: Guinness Gully - Leading and Multipitch for Real! - Thursday, Jan 03, 2019
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Cost for this event is $264 per person including
one day of ice climbing with a 3:1 participant to
guide ratio. Also included is one night
accommodation at the Lake Louise HI hostel.
This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine
Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary
section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.
The event will be taught by Brent Peters.
This is an event where it all comes together! You
will be putting into action all the skills you've
learned in previous courses. You will be climbing
and leading on a multi pitch steep ice route.
The skills that will be honed include; leading on
steep ice, placing ice screws while managing the
pump, building anchors, belaying up the second
and group/rope management between pitches. The
route objective will be Guinness Gully, a classic
3 pitch ice route near Field BC.
Brent will provide mentoring and technique
guidance as needed. He will make sure you are
safe, on the right track and provide techniques
to manage the pump.
For this event, you must be able to comfortably
lead WI3 and have started to lead WI4 but you may
just lack some of that final confidence needed.
You have good understanding of anchor building on
ice and rappelling. All those skills will be
reinforced during the climb.
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. Also, 6-12 ice screws
size 13-19 cm if you have them. Please feel free
to bring any other gear you may have questions
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra
layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell,
waterproof pants, headlamp, thermos with hot
drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera
How to Get There:
For this event the plan is: Depart Calgary at
4:30 PM on January 3rd for Lake Louise, we will
stay at the Lake Louise HI hostel that night.
January 4th depart Lake Louise around 6:30 AM and
drive to Field for the climb. After the climb,
return to Calgary late on January 4th.
Carpool Departure Time:
To sign up for this event:
Put your name on the waiting list.
Email your experience to John Adams
(email@example.com). After reviewing skills, John
will contact everyone on the waiting list to let
you know if you have been accepted for this
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 – John Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once
I have confirmation from you that you have paid,
I will move you from the waiting to the attendee
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
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*Note: 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 Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM.