Crevasse rescue for skiers - AMP 1 - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

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.
The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Burstall Creek - Kananaskis 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 06:30 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Tyler Hallman

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   11 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters.

This is a one-day overview of glacier travel and crevasse rescue just in time for traverse/ski mountaineering season.  Maybe you want to get on a glacier this spring but don't know crevasse rescue, maybe it's just been a while and you could use some practice to dust off the cobwebs. Maybe you want to practice to be a great teammate and not rely on the trip leader... who is going to be at the bottom of the crevasse... 

The goals/objectives are:

  • Glacier travel and risk assessment
  • Rope work for glacier travel
  • Building snow anchors
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Ascending/descending the rope

Cost: $135

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  

  • Email your experience to Tyler at .  Very likely you will be accepted, but the coordinator will confirm your acceptance before you pay.

  • Once accepted please use the Paypal button in this page to pay.

  • Email the receipt to the trip coordinator. Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.


*A note about this event.  This is a "Mentorship" event. If you have never taken crevasse rescue and are unfamiliar with climbing knots there will be some pre-work for you to do so that you come prepared to get the most out of your day.*

Required Items to Bring:

Gear required:

  • Ski touring gear, avalanche gear
  • Rope, if you have one.
  • Harness
  • Helmet 
  • Sling (120cm)
  • 2x 5m 10kN accessory cord
  • 1x 2m 10kN accessory cord
  • 2 Locking carabiners
  • 1 Autolocking carabiner (Recommend captive eye)
  • Belay device - ATC Guide (recommended)
  • Pulley or Micro Pulley (optional)
  • 1 triple action locking carabiner
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 4 non locking carabiners
  • Progress capture device (Petzl Micro Traxion) - optional

Recommended Items to Bring:

Snacks, lunch, warm layers, windproof/waterproof coat, hat, sunscreen.


Please wait until you have been approved by the trip coordinator to pay for the event. Once approved you can make payment via the PayPal button below. You need to forward your receipt to the trip coordinator: to be added to the trip.

*NOTE*- there will be no refunds for this event unless a suitable replacement is found that has been accepted by the event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*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. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. 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). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM.