For this AMP event we will be heading to The Icefields Parkway.
This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters from PeakSTRATAGEM.
This is AMP-1 event and is designed to teach the foundational skills needed for mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies. Glacier travel, crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation are all included in this course.
Other skills on this event include proper use on a mountaineering tool, placing and removing ice screws, snow and possibly ice climbing. These members have minimal glacier and snow experience and are looking to develop these skills for future trips.
The cost for this event is $360 and includes 3 days of mentorship with an ACMG guide from PeakSTRATAGEM. We will be camping for 2 nights, location tbc.
The cost of wilderness passes is not included in the event price. All participants will be responsible for obtaining + paying for their passes, if required.
The focus will be on developing safe skills for summer and winter mountaineering including rope systems for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, trip planning and navigation. Participants will also have the opportunity to create and execute white out navigation plans.
Focus will be on safe travel rather than on summits, but one day is usually set aside for a summit bid. This is your chance to continue developing this unique skill set while working with an alpine guide.
Itinerary: We will meet at location TBC on the Thursday and head to the parkway, spend the day practicing skills then head to a camp spot.
The Process to sign up is as follows:
- Put your name on the waitlist.
- Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with detail of your experience. Once this has been reviewed you will be notified if you are accepted on the event.
- You then need to make your payment by clicking the Buy Now button below. You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card.
- Once you have paid, you will automatically be added to the attendee list.