Course Content: This one-day course introduces both novice ice climbers as well as more experienced winter climbers to the wild world of mixed climbing. Many people are unnecessarily intimated by mixed terrain so this is an opportunity to discover the tricks of trade in a safe, learning environment. Even if mixed climbing isn’t your thing, the skills acquired will make pure ice climbing feel easier. Areas of focus will include hazard evaluation, drytooling, thin ice, hanging pillars/curtains, efficient movement and resting.
Prerequisite: No previous mixed experience is required but some ice climbing experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary, especially if you have a rock climbing background. Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own
harness, helmet, belay device, boots, crampons
(mono-points are ideal but not necessary) and
ice tools. I can supply extra ice tools to try
and might have an extra pair of mono-point
crampons, but these items can also be rented
from Gear Up in Canmore or U of C in Calgary.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Other obvious items to bring are warm clothes
and a down jacket considering you will be
sitting around listening to lecturing. Bring
your own food for lunch and snacks and a
How to Get There:
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.
Please complete the following as soon as possible and we will move
you to the attending list.
You can pay as follows:
use PayPal, 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.
Guide Bio: 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 18. 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
Coordinator $162.50 CAD
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.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Cancellation Policy as of March 2017:
If a participant is unable to attend a course
or paid 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 a trip, participants get a
refund (less any non-recoverable costs).
*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 Monday, December 06, 2021 at 11:59 PM.