Steep Ice Climbing Technique with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Dec 06, 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Guides choice 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Nov 29, 2020 11:59 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $136.25 including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ken Chatel

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Course Content: A one-day course aimed at consolidating and refining steep ice movement skills so both leaders and followers can climb long vertical pitches of sustained ice efficiently, and more important, safely. A series of drills and exercises will be worked through to dial in movement skills and resting strategies. Prerequisite: Participants should have some ice climbing experience, whether it be winter waterfall ice or summer alpine ice. The content is suitable for both novice ice climbers who want to move into steeper terrain as well as more experienced ice climbers who still find they get pumped on steep ice. Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own harness, helmet, belay device, boots, crampons and ice tools.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Other obvious items to bring are warm clothes and a down jacket considering you will be sitting around listening to lecturing. Bring your own food for lunch and snacks and a warm/hot drink. It might not be a bad idea to bring a camera to take photos to assist you in the future looking back at the various things you learned over the course of the day.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sean will contact the group 3 or 4 days before the course at which point the group can coordinate carpooling.  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $136.25 which includes taxes. ** Important - there are two steps to getting on the course - 1. use the paypal button to pay for the course. 2. Go to the bottom of the Event Page and register for the course. This will put you on the waiting list. Once your payment is confirmed you will be moved to the attending list. You must be a member of the Calgary ACC Section in order to register. You can attend as a guest of a member also taking the course. They can register and then add you as a guest. If the course is full you can still register and sit on the waitlist incase a spot opens up. Do not pay until told a spot has opened up.

Please complete the following as soon as possible and we will move you to the attending list. Please send a PayPal payment confirmation email to the trip coordinators (Ken, Julie, Keith)

You do not need a PayPal account and can pay by credit card.
Once you have made your payment, please take a screen shot and send to the Trip Coordinator confirming your payment.

Once this is confirmed the co-ordinator will move you to the attending list.

Guide Bio: Sean Isaac is an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction. He has been ice climbing for 30 years and guiding for the past 18. He is author of the ACC “Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook” as well as the forthcoming second edition of “How to Ice Climb” by Falcon. He has also written the how-to book “Mixed Climbing” and the guidebook “Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies”.

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

Cancellation Policy as of March 2017:
If a participant is unable to attend a course or paid trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels a trip, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs).
*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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM.