Intro To Glacier Travel – by Sean Isaac July 27-28, 2019 - Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
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Columbia Icefields (with early meeting time in Canmore)
Costs: $267.50 includes GST per person
(includes both days). DOES NOT INCLUDE
*Please read all details before registering*
Course Description: Sean Isaac is an ACMG Alpine
Guide based out
of Canmore. This course is for hikers, scramblers
and climbers who
want to learn the basics about glacier travel.
This two-day course will
cover glaciology for climbers, dividing the rope
for glacier travel,
shortening the rope, firn-line transitions, route
rescue, snow and ice anchors.
Prerequisites: Participants do not need any
previous glacier travel
knowledge but some hiking or scrambling experience
is a good
idea. The course instructor has extra crampons,
harnesses and helmets for use on a first-ask,
first-serve basis if
participants do not have their own.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, belay device (auto-blocking like
Reverso is recommended), 4-5 locking carabiners
(at least one being
a Munter shape), 4 non-locking carabiners, 1
sling, 2 7mmx5m Prussic cords, 1 7mmx1.5m prussic
cord and a
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and
listen/learn) and then
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and
this is based on who can
deliver their $267.50 to the treasurer first.
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(treasurerTandL@acccalgary.ca) when you send
Name, Full address including postal code, phone
course/event title and date, Trip
Leader/Coordinator. Please send this payment
confirmation email to the
trip coordinators as well.
About the course leader: Sean Isaac is a sponsored
athlete and an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in
leadership instruction in addition to guiding
rock, ice and
alpine routes. To learn more about Sean, please
website at www.seanisaac.com.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
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-
*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 Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM.