FINISH YOUR SEASON RIGHT! This mentorship event
is part of the AMP (Alpine mentorship) program
organized by the ACC Calgary Alpine Chair jointly
with ACMG Guide PRent Peters. Brent will be
the guide for this event. The cost is estimated to
be $1750 and includes helicopter flight, camp and
food for 5 days. There is an option to
participate in the flight/camp portion only, if you
do not want to participate in the AMP program, cost
TBD. This event is for a variety of levels, you
don't need to crush vertical or have years of
experience to attend.
This event will focus on learning to lead a
multi-day tent based ski tour in glaciated terrain.
Learning objectives include: planning and camp
preparation, rescue and emergency
Learning related to skiing will be modeled on
the Ski Guide training program. This
course will push your ability and confidence as a
backcountry skier. Participants can expect to leave
this course with the ability to make structured and
well-educated decisions to be self-sufficient in
big mountain terrain. Advanced terrain recognition
skills and applying snow pack characteristics to
This AMP event focuses on travelling in
alpine terrain and skiing interesting lines safely.
We will also focus on student leads so the guide
can offer direct feedback to participants and
target learning to the students skill set.
Topics: Safe mountain travel technique,
Anchor Building, Rappelling/Lowering, Safe Cornice
control, Rope ascension, Crevasse rescue, Belaying
for steep snow travel on mountain faces or ridges,
Cliff mitigation, Sluff control, Steep Skiing
tactics, Self-preservation, tactics in complex
terrain, advanced snowpack characteristic
recognition and quick stability assessment checks,
Participants are required to submit a resume
to be accepted into this course.
To sign up for this event:
- Put your name on the waiting list
- Email your experience to Tyler Hallman, tylerhallman
@hotmail.com . He will tell you if you are
accepted or not
- Once accepted, send an e-Transfer payment to
the Treasurer at treasurerA
MP@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
- When you send your payment, also send to
MP@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
- Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip
coordinator, Tyler Hallman, tylerhallman
@hotmail.com . Once I have confirmation
that you have paid, I will move you from the
waiting to the attendee list.
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.