The cost for
this event is $344 and includes 2 days of mentorship with a guide and 2 nights accommodation at the Mosquito Cree Hostel. You will be driving up to the hostel on Friday evening. Carpooling will be organized prior to the event.
mentorship event is part of AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program)
organized by the ACC Calgary Section Alpine Chair jointly with ACMG
Mountain Guide Brent Peters' company PeakSTRATAGEM. This event
will be taught by Maarten Van Haeren from Peak Stratagem.
For level 1/2
participants the requirement is that you have experience & comfort climbing WI 3/4 ice (on top rope), lead belaying & rappelling. Participants will be screened to ensure that everyone has the necessary base experience .
The goal of this event is to refine your ice climbing technique with the end goal of working to lead on ice. The event will focus on:
Placement of screws, identifying quality of ice, & building anchors
Building threads for rappelling
Refining the correct climbing position (A-Frame, hanging relaxed hips out while swinging crampons, hips in while swinging tools) to make movement & screw placement more efficient.
Putting all these skills together to be confidently leading ice
You will get individual feedback including how to manage the pump and execution of PeakSTRATAGEM's NoFALL program. At the end of the course you should feel comfortable placing screws, climbing steeper ice, and finding rest positions in difficult terrain.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons
adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing,
3 x locking
carabiners, 2 X non-lockers, ATC belay device, 1 x
screw, 1 x 120cm sling, 2 x 5m cordelette (10kN
cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), 1 x 2m cordelette
accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm),
thread tool, pocket knife. Please feel free to
bring any other
gear you may have questions about using.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, hand
warmers, extra layers/ warm
clothing, waterproof shell, thermos with hot
sunglasses, sun screen and camera.
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
To sign up for this event:
Put your name on the waitlist.
Email your ice climbing experience to Mitchell Guichon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You will be notified if you have been accepted into the program.
Once accepted make payment using the PayPal link below. This payment must be made within 3 days of being accepted. If you don’t pay, we will move onto screening the next participant and you are moved to the bottom of the line.
Email the payment evidence to the trip coordinator – Mitchell Guichon (email@example.com). Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.
Please indicate to the coordinator if you are willing to drive for the trip as well as the number of seats in your vehicle
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Once payment has been received by the treasurer
you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will
be no refund for cancellations.
Courses will run regardless of weather unless the
deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option
may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide
*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 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 05:00 PM.