Advanced Rock Anchors Seminar - with Cyril Shokoples - Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location:  Yamnuska Quarry - Details to be provided to accepted registrants 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day, August 23, 2020 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - 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:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Rock Anchors Seminar

This one day seminar is designed to go beyond the basics of placing protection and building anchors. It builds on the previous one day seminar. On the advanced anchors seminar a brief introduction to the use of pitons will be included. In addition, advanced configurations for mixed anchors and complex situations will be covered. Of note will be advanced concepts including why equalization is NOT always the best configuration for building the strongest anchors. Fixed point belays may be discussed if time permits. The DARN Solid mnemonic will be introduced as an aid to anchor construction.

None other than previous experience building gear anchors or the one day Rock Anchors Seminar

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:
Harness and helmet, One 6m X 7mm nylon cordelette, One 120cm sewn sling (nylon or Spectra), Carabiners – 2 locking / 6 non- locking Equipment provided: Chocks, Tricams, Camalots, TCUs (If you have your own rock rack and want to bring it, please do)

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  
Yamnuska Quarry (details will be provided to registrants)
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 $99.50 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:
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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 Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM.