Rock Rescue, with Sean Isaac - Sunday, May 30, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Yam Bluffs, subject to change at Guide’s discretion  
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, May 30, 2021 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, May 23, 2021 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

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

Costs: $162.50 per person (1:6 ratio) which includes GST Course Content: A one-day course to provide a basic understanding of improvised rope rescue techniques so you can deal with simple cliff-side emergencies. Techniques to be covered include escaping the belay, emergency lowers, tandem rappels, raising systems and releasing an auto device. Course content can be adapted to the experience level of the group. Prerequisite: Some climbing experience is necessary whether it be indoor or outdoor, lead or top-rope. Participants must be able to offer a top-rope belay. Knowledge of standard knots and hitches is recommended (clove hitch, prusik hitch, munter hitch, figure-8) but not necessary.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: harness, helmet, belay gloves, belay device with locking carabiner, 6 locking carabiners (3 HMS/Munter), 4-6 non- locking carabiners, one 5m x 7mm cordelette, 13.5” Hollowblock (or 1.5m x 7mm prusik), two 120cm sewn sling, one 60cm sewn sling

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and listen/learn) and then participate.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Drive west on Hwy 1, take the Exshaw turn off, head north until you intersect Hwy 1A and then take a right (head northeast) for about 1 km and look for the Yamnuska parking lot sign. Turn left onto a small gravel road which leads you to the parking lot.  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $162.50 which includes taxes. Please complete the following as soon as possible and we will move you to the attending list. We offer the option highlighted below at the "Buy Now" button.
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About the course leader: Sean Isaac is a sponsored climbing athlete and an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in technical leadership instruction in addition to guiding rock, ice and alpine routes. To learn more about Sean, please visit his website at

Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the ACC Waiver at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for the signature fields before arriving at the event.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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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, May 23, 2021 at 09:00 PM.