Rock Safe Pro and Via Ferrata Leader - Saturday, May 15, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: David Thompson Corridor/Abraham Slabs 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 15, 2021 09:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Apr 01, 2021 09:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Karla Kuharic

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Course: Rock Safe Pro and Via Ferrata Leader Course Cost: 2 Days $290/person Contact: ● Anchor construction review ● Rappel Review ● Ratchet Options ratchets ● Which ratchets belong where ● Why knot ● Escaping the belay from above ● Belay Devices and Lowers ● Escaping the belay from above to a lower ● Escaping the belay from above to a raise ● Escaping the Belay ● Low efficiency 3 to 1 (z drag) ● Lower with double Italian Hitch ● Accident assessment Up? Down? Help? ● Escape the belay to a lower ● Tandem Rappel ● Rope Ascension Systems ● Optional Demonstration: Leader Fall Accident Scenarios Day 2: Via Ferrata Leader Training "The Fox" Optional: Day 3 Monday May 17th to climb in the area
Required Items to Bring:
Personal Equipment: ● 1 Climbing helmet ● 1 Harness ● 1 Guide Belay Device ● 4 non locking carabiners ● 2 HMS Locking carabiner ● 2 small locking carabiners ● 1 Double length sewn runner ● 1 Long prussic (7mm diameter, 5 m in length) ● 1 short prussic (7mm x 1.5m) or Sterling Hollow Block* ● 20-40 litre backpack ● Athletic pants ● Insulating jacket ● Shell jacket ● Room for some group equipment ● 1-2 Liters of Water ● Lunch

Recommended Items to Bring:
Personal gear and camping equipment.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   We will meet on the evening of March 14th unless you are driving from Calgary the morning of March 15th. Camping TBA  

This course is intended for Volunteer Trip Leaders that are interested in learning how to lead a Via Ferrata safely in the David Thompson Corridor. This will be a great opportunity to learn rock rescue skills focusing on Via Ferrata terrain. ACMG Guide: Tim Taylor from Girth Hitch Guiding.

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

Registration will open March 1st till April 1st. If I don't fill up the course by April 1st it will be cancelled.
*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 Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 09:00 AM.