2020 ICE REVIEW - Friday, Feb 07, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: Nordegg/Shunda Creek Hostel 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Feb 07, 2020 06:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Dec 20, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 44
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   44 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


We've booked out the Nordegg Hostel again this year to access lots of great beginner & intermediate ice with likely low avalanche hazard. This also means bunk beds (some double beds) in small rooms (5 per room), hot water, sauna, fire pit, large kitchen & common areas for our evening meals. Lots of space to dry gear overnight. There are several great beginner climbing areas as well as a number of multi-pitch and harder routes. Icefield Parkway climbs are also accessible from this base.

Ice Review is a season-opener. It is an opportunity for beginners to get their feet under them and receive some mentorship, for members to socialize, join one- another on climbs, and practice skills.

Reservation cost is $90 per person for the weekend, including a group meal/drinks on Saturday and lodging for both Friday and Saturday nights. Trip leaders, cook volunteers & coordinators will be eligible for subsidy to this cost based on the extent of participation.

Reservations Amount is $90, to be payed through PayPal (PayPal will take credit card and VISA debit payments-see button below). Once paid, please email confirmation to Marie-Eve Lamothe-Gascon and/or climb@acccalgary.ca.

HOW THE $$ WILL WORK: Once payment is collected, we will

  1. pay the hostel booking
  2. pay for food for the Saturday night meal
  3. provide subsidies to trip leaders/mentors and organizers
  4. reimburse excess funds to participants in cash at the event

IF you & a partner are interested in/can use one of the double beds (there are several in the hostel) please EMAIL ME DIRECTLY to let me know: annedrewpotter@gmail.com I believe most of the rooms, including those with double beds accommodate around 5-7 people.

Look for a forthcoming email request for leaders to post trips. You can post at any time. We need a diversity of TR\cragging sites, multipitches, large groups,small groups, more or less teaching\mentoring.

FOOD: Closer to the event I will ask for some information about dietary needs, at a minimum I expect to be able to accommodate: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free. We may be able to get more specific as well. I will need volunteers to help with food prep & cooking.

******BEGINNERS & Courses**************
Beginners are welcome, there will be Top- Rope crags set up where you can learn the basics. If you have the chance to take an intro-to-ice course beforehand, it is recommended but not required. We also have an option to include a course during the event if desired for additional cost. IF you would like to learn from a guide on this weekend, please email me directly: annedrewpotter@gmail.com. If we have enough interest for learning the same skill (Introduction to ice, leading on ice, or other ideas) then I can book a guide. Cost may be an additional $125-$250 per person depending on the course and number of days. We would need at least 4-6 people who want to do the same course.

anne drew

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, personal anchor system, belay device, climbing tools, appropriate boots\crampons. Layers, foul weather gear, 10 essentials.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Google map to hostel  

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Partial attendance is fine, please communicate your plans.

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM.