Intro To Glacier Travel – by Sean Isaac July 27-28, 2019 - Saturday, Jul 27, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Columbia Icefields (with early meeting time in Canmore) 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Jul 15, 2019 11:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ken Chatel
 

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:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
Costs: $267.50 includes GST per person (includes both days). DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION or MEALS. *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 finding, crevasse 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, ice axes, 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 ATC-Guide or Reverso is recommended), 4-5 locking carabiners (at least one being a Munter shape), 4 non-locking carabiners, 1 double-length shoulder sling, 2 7mmx5m Prussic cords, 1 7mmx1.5m prussic cord and a lunch/drink.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and listen/learn) and then participate.

Notes:
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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Be sure to supply the following to the treasurer (treasurerTandL@acccalgary.ca) when you send payment:
Name, Full address including postal code, phone number, email, course/event title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator.
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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.com.

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).
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, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM.