This is a 2-day course including a day of technical practice and a day on a glacier.
The cost is $300 for the 2 day, plus GST and a $5 admin fee, for a total of $320. Registration is first-come first-served based on payment of this fee. Make sure you pay using the paypal button AND register for the wait list. There are no pre-requisites, but practice up on your hitches (girth, clove, prusik) and knots (figure 8 on a bight, overhand on a bight, double fisherman). You must be able to hike 10km in the field day on Sunday. Any questions, contact Julie Morter
The intent of this day is to focus on the technical side of building the crevasse rescue haul system. We'll focus on the 2:1 drop loop haul system with additional mechanical advantage techniques. Additional topics like rope ascent and rappelling as time allows.
Content: Technical crevasse rescue 2:1, haul systems, adding mechanical advantage, how to set the rope up for glacier travel, sizing crampons.
Head out onto a local Lake Louise glacier and learn about glacier travel techniques.
Content: Glacier morphology, glacier travel techniques, walking in crampons, snow and ice anchor demo, simple crevasse rescue techniques.
Required Items to Bring:
Day 1: Approach shoes or hiking boots, helmet,
harness, belay device, 5 locking carabiners, 2
non-locking carabiners, personal prusik, 2 x 5m
cordelettes (6 or 7mm), 1.5m cordelette (6 or 7
mm), 120 cm sewn anchor sling. Optional items
include pulleys, rope grabs, ratchets.
Day 2: Same as day 1, but it must be hiking or
alpine boots with crampons and a mountaineering
This course is taught by Patrick Lindsay, owner and operator of Ridgeline Guiding in Canmore.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
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.
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 05, 2021 at 12:00 AM.