Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel with Field Day - Saturday, Jun 12, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Local Crag + Glacier 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 12:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jun 05, 2021 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

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

Day 1:
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.

Day 2:
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 axe.

This course is taught by Patrick Lindsay, owner and operator of Ridgeline Guiding in Canmore.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 05, 2021 at 12:00 AM.