Steep Ice Climbing Techniques by Sean Isaac - Sunday, Feb 17, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park or Guides choice. 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 11:59 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ken Baxter
Ken Chatel
Hernando Ortega Arango

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Course Content: A one-day course aimed at consolidating and refining steep ice movement skills so both leaders and followers can climb long vertical pitches of sustained ice efficiently, and more important, safely. Topics to be addressed include leashless technique, rest stances, strategies for not getting pumped, hooking, delicate movement (required for fragile features) and skinny pillars. Prerequisite: Participants should have some ice climbing experience, whether it be winter waterfall ice or summer alpine ice. The content is suitable for both novice ice climbers who want to move into steeper terrain as well as more experienced ice climbers who still find they get pumped on WI5. Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own harness, helmet, belay device, boots and crampons (dual-points are best). I can supply extra leashless ice tools to try.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Other obvious items to bring are warm clothes and a down jacket considering you will be sitting around listening to lecturing. Bring your own food for lunch and snacks and a warm/hot drink. It might not be a bad idea to bring a camera to take photos to assist you in the future looking back at the various things you learned over the course of the day.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sean will send prior to course.  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $136.25 which includes taxes. Please complete the following as soon as possible and we will move you to the attending list. You can pay as follows: The preferred method of payment is to send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC Treasurer using the email address. Be sure to supply the following to the treasurer when you send payment: · Name · Full address including postal code · phone number · email · course/event title and date · Trip Leader/Coordinators · the password to accept payment Plus advise the e-transfer password in a separate email. Also email confirmation to the Course Coordinators. They will then move you to the attending list. Please also send a payment confirmation email to the trip coordinators (Ken, Sue, Nando) About the course leader: Sean Isaac is a sponsored climbing athlete and an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in technical leadership instruction in addition to guiding rock, ice and alpine routes. To learn more about Sean, please visit his website at www.seanisaac.c om

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Cancellation Policy as of March 2017:
If a participant is unable to attend a course or paid 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 a trip, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs).
*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 Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM.