AMP1 Intro to Mountaineering - Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jun 03, 2021 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
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 indrasarwinata@gmail.com and clareormerod@hotmail.co.uk 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. 
Required Items to Bring:
A detailed gear list can be found here Gear List

Also,standard camping equipment, enough food and snacks for 2 nights and 3 days. All participants must come prepared with at least two non-medical masks (mask must be at least two layers), hand sanitizer (60% alcohol), eye protection (sun glasses are OK) and full-finger belay gloves.


Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/ warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos,sunglasses, sun screen and camera

Notes:
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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. 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).
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, June 03, 2021 at 12:00 AM.