Ski Mountaineering Course - w Cyril Shokoples - Saturday, Feb 08, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Banff National Park 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 08, 2020 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 07:37 PM  
Event Duration: 2 days  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

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


This 2 day Ski Mountaineering Course will be offered by ACMG Mountain Guide Cyril Shokoples.

The focus of this course will be learning the basics of safe Ski Mountaineering with a curriculum focused on trip & objective planning, climbing technique for ski mountaineering, navigation, route finding, decision making and track setting. This is meant to be a very hands on course with lots of climbs and tours to put skills into practice!

Price -$208.93-includes 2 days of Guide led training & 1 night accommodation at Bow Hut+ Wilderness pass.

For any questions/feedback or if you’re just really stoked, feel free to drop Matt Marshall an email.

Required Items to Bring:
A detailed gear list will be provided by Cyril to those chosen for the course the week before the course.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Those who may need to borrow/buy gear should expect to require at least the following:

    Light Harness carabiners (min. 3 lockers & 3 non- lockers, 2 x 5m lengths of 6mm or 7mm cord, 1 short 1.5m “personal prussic”, ice axe, a small light weight pulley is optional, boot crampons and ski crampons likely required, beacon/probe/shovel

      **Ropes will be provided for this course.

This will not be an introductory course. Basic mountaineering/glacier travel, crevasse rescue and avalanche training (at least AST1) are prerequisites for this course. These courses are offered separately by the Section. These skills will be reviewed, but recent mountaineering training/experience and backcountry ski experience are prerequisites for participation. Participants should also be at least strong intermediate skiers able to ski in varying terrain and snow conditions. Participants should add themselves to the waitlist, email the course organizers to confirm that they meet the prerequisites, will then be moved from the waitlist to participants list at which point they will be required to pay the course fee to confirm their participation. Please do not pay the fee before getting your spot confirmed. Total course cost is $208.93
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 07:37 PM.