2019 ICE REVIEW - Balfour Wall - Saturday, Jan 26, 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.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: Balfour Wall 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ Shunda Creek Hostel)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: One day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kyle Potts
Dom d'Argent
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 10
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   10 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

This is a part of the Ice Review. Participants must be accepted on to the Ice Review before signing up for this day trip based out of the Shunda Creek Hostel.

Balfour Wall provides some excelent steep ice to work on fitness and technique. We will setup top ropes on lines ranging from WI3-4 to provide the opportunity for participants to choose the lines that work for your ability and comfort level of climbing. Participants should have some previous experience ice climbing and be comfortable top-rope belaying. Beginners are welcome and we will provide guidance on fundamentals if participants are interested.

There is also the option to try some mixed lines or lead if anyone is interested.

If you have any questions prior to the event please feel free to contact me.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing. 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:  

Balfour Wall is located approximately 45 min from the Shunda Creek Hostel. We will carpool there from the hostel. The approach is about 45 min up a fairly steep hill (no avi hazard). 

 

 
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Shunda Creek Hostel

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!


*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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM.