Intro Ice Leading with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $136.25 including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Elisabeth Dupuis
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 clinic focused on learning to lead waterfall ice climbs. This course is ideal for all levels. Even if you do not plan to lead ice, it is excellent training to be a solid follower. The curriculum will include hazard evaluation, movement technique, rest stances, ice screw placements, leading strategies and anchor construction. All “leads” will be done as a mock-lead scenario on top-rope. Prerequisite: Participants should have some ice climbing experience. The course is suitable for both never-ever leaders as well as climbers that are already started leading ice but desire refinement. 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. If you have your own rack of ice screws, quick draws and anchor gear then bring it; if not, the guide will have extra.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sean will decide and email the participants 3-4 days before the course.  
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD
Carpool Directions:   Group to organize once Sean advises the location.

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. You can pay as follows: use PayPal, we offer the option highlighted below at the "Buy Now" button. 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. (Ken as he is the primary co-ordinator) 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:
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Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: 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. 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, February 21, 2021 at 09:00 PM.