Course Content: A one-day course focused on learning to climb waterfall ice. The curriculum will include hazard evaluation, movement technique on low-angle and steep ice, ice screw placements and anchor construction.
Prerequisite: No climbing experience is required for this course since we will be starting with the basics. However, it is beneficial (but not mandatory) if participants already know how to top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own
helmet, belay device, ice boots and crampons.
must have a rigid sole specific for technical
climbing regardless if they are plastic double
single leather. These can be rented from Gear
Sports in Canmore or U of C in Calgary. Ice
also be rented at the above locations but the
has a couple extra pairs for lending.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra gloves, lunch, thermos
with hot drinks, sun screen, camera, etc.
How to Get There:
Follow covid protocol
It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is
$162.50 which includes taxes.
** Important - there are two steps to getting on the course - 1. use the paypal button to pay for the course. 2. Go to the bottom of the Event Page and register for the course. This will put you on the waiting list. Once your payment is confirmed you will be moved to the attending list. You must be a member of the Calgary ACC Section in order to register. You can attend as a guest of a member also taking the course. They can register and then add you as a guest. If the course is full you can still register and sit on the waitlist incase a spot opens up. Do not pay until told a spot has opened up.
You can pay as follows:
We offer the option highlighted below at the "Buy Now" button.
You do not need a PayPal account and can pay by credit card.
Once you have made your payment, please take a screen shot and send to the Trip Coordinator confirming your payment.
Once this is confirmed the co-ordinator will move you to
the attending list.
About the course leader:
Sean Isaac is an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction. He has been ice climbing for 30 years and guiding for the past 19. He is author of the ACC “Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook” as well as the forthcoming second edition of “How to Ice Climb” by Falcon. He has also written the how-to book “Mixed Climbing” and the guidebook “Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies”.
Member $162.50 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Please review our participant responsibility
*Note: Cancellation Policy as of March 2017 :
participant is unable
to attend a course or paid trip, there will be
refund unless the
participant finds a suitable replacement that
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-
*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 Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM.