Women's intro to Ice Climbing with Sarah Hueniken - Saturday, Nov 30, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Guides Choice - Depending on conditions. 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 12:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
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:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

This 1 day intro to ice course is aimed at learning the basics of Ice Climbing. The course also works greats for those looking to get back into the "swing" of things under a Guide's supervision. The goal is to have a women's specific course, so women will be given priority. If the course does not fill, men will be allowed on the course to fill the total. This decision will be made 2 weeks prior to the course starting.

What will be covered: All the basics including, how to swing your tool, how to kick and use your feet, how to walk in crampons, belaying and tying in, basic efficient movement skills on a variety of ice angles...lots of practice climbing and improving technique. Sarah can also provide helpful input into the best ways to layer clothing, choose gloves and stay warm out there.

Where? This course is often run at Wedge Smear, Kings Creek or Johnston canyon, depending on conditions.

As discussed below, please pay the fee as soon as possible to guarantee your place on the course http://sarahhueniken.com/about/
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre- adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing, locking carabiner and belay device.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra gloves, lunch, thermos with hot drinks, sun screen, camera, etc.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sarah will contact the group the 3 or 4 days before the course at which point the group can coordinate carpooling.  

Notes:
It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is The preferred payment method is PayPal, we offer the option highlighted below at the "Buy Now" button.
You do not need a Paypal account and can pay by credit card.
Once you have made your payment, please take a screen shot and send to the Trip Coordinator confirming your payment.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM.