AMP 2-3 Ice: Guinness Gully - Leading and Multipitch for Real! - Thursday, Jan 03, 2019

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.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Guinness Gully, Field BC 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Jan 03, 2019 04:30 PM (Carpool Departure: 04:30 PM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Two Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Lida Frydrychova
John Adams

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

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 about using.

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:
Event Directions:   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:   04:30 PM
Carpool Location:   TBD
Carpool Directions:   TBD

To sign up for this event: Put your name on the waiting list. Email your experience to John Adams ( After reviewing skills, John will contact everyone on the waiting list to let you know if you have been accepted for this event. Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at 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 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 ( 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!

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *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. 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 Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM.