Pre-Ice Review Ice Leader Training/Climbing Weekend - Saturday, Jan 18, 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: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: TBD: possible Johnston Canyon or Bear Spirit 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:00 AM @ Our Lady of the Assumption Church parking lot, Bowness. )  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Anne Drew Potter

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 12
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 7
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   7 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This weekend event will include 1 day of working with a guide and 1 day for climbing/practice with other leaders. One aspect to work on with the guide will be site/group management techniques aimed at increasing our risk management abilities for running TR crags with novice climbers, particularly at sites that pose significant hazards. Additional or specific content can be negotiated based on participant demand. 

This event will include a free evening meal Saturday night & free overnight hostel stay (location TBD) to facilitate climbing of your choice on Sunday. Sunday climbing is optional, but if you participate in the guide session, please plan to attend the meal as it will be a time for debrief/discussion. Open to all who lead at least 1 ice event in the 2019-2020 season, preference for leaders participating in ice review. 

Minimum of 6 participants will be needed to run the day with the guide. If there is greater interest I can consider adding a second guide. 

Cost is $90/participant, you will be moved off the waitlist once payment is received. Please email confirmation of payment to

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Guide: Scott McKay is an Alpine Guide from Canmore Alberta where he spends his time rock, ice, and alpine climbing. When he’s not managing an indoor climbing facility (EP), you can find him guiding local peaks or teaching ACMG Training and Assessment Program courses for aspiring alpine & climbing guides. Scott also sits on the ACMG’s Board of Directors and Incident Investigation Committee.   

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, Helmet, climbing equipment, personal anchors.

Recommended Items to Bring:
questions, scenarios.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of the Assumption Church parking lot, Bowness.


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

If attending the guide day, you must attend dinner. Sunday climbing is optional - please communicate if you will not need housing for Saturday night.
*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, January 08, 2020 at 12:00 AM.