Crevasse rescue for skiers - AMP 1 - Saturday, Mar 02, 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.
The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Burstall Creek - Kananaskis 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 06:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 9
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   8 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.

This is a one-day overview of glacier travel and crevasse rescue just in time for traverse/ski mountaineering season.  Maybe you want to get on a glacier this spring but don't know crevasse rescue, maybe it's just been a while and you could use some practice to dust off the cobwebs. Maybe you want to practice to be a great teammate and not rely on the trip leader... who is going to be at the bottom of the crevasse... 

The goals/objectives are:

  • Glacier travel and risk assessment
  • Rope work for glacier travel
  • Building snow anchors
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Ascending/descending the rope

Cost: $135

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  

  • Email your experience to Kathryn (katdavison8@gm  Very likely you will be accepted, but Kathryn will confirm your acceptance before you pay.

  • 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 – Kathryn Davison (katdavison8@gm  Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

Required Items to Bring:

Gear required:

  • Rope, if you have one.
  • Harness
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sling (120cm)
  • 2x Prusssiks, one long, one short (or cord for Prussiks)
  • Pulley or Micro Pulley (optional)
  • Belay device
  • 1 triple action locking carabiner
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 4 non locking carabiners
  • Ice axe
  • Progress capture device (Petzl Micro Traxion) - optional
  • Avalanche gear - beacon, probe, shovel

Recommended Items to Bring:

Snacks, lunch, warm layers, windproof/waterproof coat, hat, sunscreen.

*NOTE*- there will be no refunds for this event unless a suitable replacement is found that has been accepted by the event coordinator.

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. 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 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 PM.