AMP 2- Via Ferrata Leader - Saturday, Aug 29, 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: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: David Thomson Highway 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 12:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Lida Frydrychova
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


COVID 19; Please note there are new protocols and guidelines that we must all adhere to whilst taking part in club events and courses. Please ensure you have read and understood the following documents:

Calgary Section Protocols

New Waiver/Declaration of Health

Trip Leader Checklist- Single-Day Policy

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters and PeakStratagem. Either Brent or one of the PeakStratagem guides will be teaching this event.

The David Thompson Highway hosts 2 of the only public via ferratas in North America. How do you safely take someone new to the sport up a via ferrata? This course is aimed at club members who possess basic understanding of top rope and multipitch systems and who can competently climb outdoors at a 5.5 fitness level and are interested in leading via ferrata trips OR anyone who wants to try out the DTH ferratas. It will show you how to short pitch trip members up a via ferrata in locations where it would be less than advantageous to fall, where trip members are clearly concerned about their ability to climb without falling, or where trip members are struggling to use the via ferrata lanyards correctly. Via ferrata is a safe and fun way to experience the vertical environment. It is the perfect gateway for hikers to get involved with climbing.

Cost: $125 for the one day course.

The Process to sign up is as follows:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.
  • Send details of your climbing experience to, she will get back to you to let you know if you are accepted onto the event.
  • Once accepted please make your payment by clicking the Buy Now button below. You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card. Once you have paid, you will automatically be added to the attendee list. 
Required Items to Bring:
Ropes will be provided. You need your personal gear: Harness, helmet, rock shoes. A more detailed gear list will be provided. PeakStratagem can provide some gear if you are missing any of the required equipment. Make these arrangements directly with PeakStratagem. In addition to the above, All participants must come prepared with at least two non-medical masks (mask must be at least two layers), hand sanitizer (60% alcohol), eye protection (sun glasses are OK) and full-finger belay gloves.

Recommended Items to Bring:
All the things you'll want for a day outside climbing: Sturdy approach/belay shoes, food and water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bear spray, camera, etc.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Also please note Car Pooling is not recommended unless you are part of the same household or close friends’ group.  


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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: 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 guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM.