Youth and Family Intro to Ice Climbing w Erica Roles - Sunday, Jan 17, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: K-Country or near Canmore/Banff (TBD based on ice conditions) 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 07:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Ken Chatel

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Dates: Sunday January 17 2021, 8.00 AM-5.00pm
Cost: $136.25 (this includes tax) for one day of instruction in the field for each participant (participant 1=Youth, participant 2=Guardian)

Course Content:
This one-day course is designed for parents and their kids who are interested in experiencing the fun and aesthetic sport of ice climbing. This course is for those who want to build on their overall mountain skills and also those who want to learn a new sport that requires team work, precision, technique and the ability to trust yourself and others. There is no other sport quite like it!.

This is the first of 2 courses that will build on each other throughout the winter. The opportunity to go multi-pitch ice climbing together later in the season will also exist.

This introductory course will teach you how to use the equipment, the hazards associated with ice climbing and ice climbing technique.

Take advantage of our outdoor playground! This course is perfect for kids/teenagers and their parents who want to learn a new mountain activity together in The Canadian Rockies - a destination for ice climbers worldwide.

This course will be lead by Erica Roles, a fully certified ACMG guide and the mother of a young girl.


- No previous ice climbing experience is necessary.
- However, previous experience indoor or outdoor rock climbing and the ability to Top-Rope belay is beneficial.

This course is designed for youth 12-18 with a guardian.
Required Items to Bring:
- Participants should have their own harness, helmet, belay device, winter ice climbing boots (rigid sole) and crampons.
- One pair of ice tools per family is sufficient
- All these items are available to rent from U of C, GearUp in Canmore or MEC.

- 2 pairs gloves each
- Appropriate clothing for both moving and standing around in the winter (pants that are not too baggy) and a backpack to carry everything for the day (clothes, equipment, food/water/ thermos) - min 30L.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Erica to provide more information to those selected for the course.  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration.

The course fee is $136.25 for each participant (for each youth and each guardian) which includes taxes.

Please complete the following paiement as soon as possible and we will move you to the attending list.

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

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

*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, January 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM.