AMP 1 – Beginner Alpinism - Friday, Jun 21, 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: Alpine 
Event Location: Peyto Lake Hut 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jun 21, 2019 05:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Jun 17, 2019 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kyle Potts
Lida Frydrychova
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 7
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

The cost for this event is $377 and includes 3 days (June 21 - June 23) of mentorship with a guide and 2 nights accommodation at Peyto Lake Hut. Carpooling will be organized prior to the event.

 

This mentorship event is part of AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the ACC Calgary Section Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters' company PeakSTRATAGEM. This event will be taught by Maarten Van Haeren from Peak Stratagem. 

 

This Alpine Mentorship Event is for individuals with some experience summer or winter mountaineering including scrambling (4th class) and/or easy ice climbing (WI2-3). The focus will be on consolidating safe skills including rope systems for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation, alpine snow/ice climbing and scrambling. Participants will be challenged to create and execute white out navigation plans to stand on the summits of Mt Rhondda, Mt Habel, Mt Baker and/or Mt Trapper depending on conditions. 

Required Items to Bring:

Personal gear/clothing and food for three days and two nights at the hut (including sleeping bag). Climbing and glacier travel gear:  Helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, belay device, 2 additional locking carabiners, anchor sling (120cm) w 2 non-locking and 2 locking carabiners, 2x 5mm 10kN accessory cord, 1x 2m 10kN accessory cord. A formal gear list will be provided closer to the event.


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:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

Notes:

To sign up for this event:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  
  • Email your experience to Kyle Potts (kyle.potts@ucalgary.ca)
    • You will be notified if you have been accepted into the program.
  • Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at treasurerAMP@acccalgary.ca. This payment must be made within 3 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 treasurerAMP@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 accept payment.
  • Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip coordinator – Kyle Potts (kyle.potts@ucalgary.ca). 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!

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. 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 Monday, June 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM.