Rescuing the Leader (Advanced) - with Cyril Shokoples - Saturday, Aug 08, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location:  To be provided to accepted registrants 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Aug 08, 2020 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Aug 01, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 Days, August 8-9, 2020 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Keith MacIsaac

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Rescuing the Leader - Advanced

Are you leading, or thinking of leading technical climbing trips for the Club? Being able to effectively rescue your climbing partner in a bad situation is a key skill that we hope to never use, but need to be dialled in. Advance your level of training on this course and receive mentorship from renowned Rescue Professional and Mountain Guide Cyril Shokoples.

This weekend will focus on advanced rescue skills from a multi- pitch perspective with a focus on rescuing a fallen leader who may be above you and beyond a half rope length out on the rope. Participants will need to have previously taken a rope rescue course or have similar experience. Rope handling skills should be dialed before attending.

Have taken Rope Rescue 101 (ACC Calgary) or equivalent and have good fitness.

This course is arranged through Rescue Dynamics and is taught by Cyril Shokoples. He is an internationally certified mountain guide, International Technical Rescue Association Instructor, owner of Rescue Dynamics and Past President of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. Cyril has received the Distinguished Service Award from both the ACC and the ACMG. In 2013, Cyril was inducted as an honorary member of the ACC. He has taught the ACC's North Face National Leadership Courses for over 20 years and has a long history of instruction with the Calgary Section.

Required Items to Bring:
A list of basic equipment needs will be provided once accepted.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Appropriate clothing for a variety of weather conditions that might be encountered.
Climbing Gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  
All participants will be responsible for contacting each other and arranging their own car pooling.


Those interested in attending, please email the course coordinators with a short email confirming you meet the prerequsites for the course.

Upon being accepted and moved from the wait list, participants must pay $$$ using PayPal. We offer that option highlighted below at the "Buy Now" button. The total course cost is $267.50 You do not need a Paypal account and can pay by credit card. Once you have made your payment, the trip coordinator will receive an email confirming your payment and move you off the waiting list and on the list of those attending the course.

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

Cancellation Policy: Once accepted on the course, full payment will secure one's spot on the course. Refunds will only be provided if the participant can find a replacement before the course.
*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, August 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM.