This 1 day intro to ice course is aimed at
learning the basics of Ice Climbing. The course
also works greats for those looking to get back
into the "swing" of things under a Guide's
supervision. The goal is to have a women's
specific course, so women will be given priority.
If the course does not fill, men will be allowed
on the course to fill the total. This decision
will be made 2 weeks prior to the course
What will be covered: All the basics including,
how to swing your tool, how to kick and use
your feet, how to walk in crampons, belaying
and tying in, basic efficient movement skills
on a variety of ice angles...lots of practice
climbing and improving technique. Sarah can also
provide helpful input into the best ways to layer
clothing, choose gloves and stay warm out there.
Where? This course is often run at Wedge Smear,
Kings Creek or Johnston canyon, depending on
As discussed below, please pay the fee as soon as
possible to guarantee your place on the course
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-
adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice
climbing, locking carabiner and belay device.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra gloves, lunch, thermos
with hot drinks, sun screen, camera, etc.
How to Get There:
Sarah will contact the group the 3 or 4 days
course at which point the group can coordinate
It is a first paid - first on the course
registration. The course fee is $136.25, which includes taxes
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Please review our participant responsibility
*Note: Cancellation Policy as of March 2017 :
a participant is unable
to attend a course or paid trip, there will be
refund unless the
participant finds a suitable replacement that
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-
*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, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM.