Intro to Lead Ice-climbs with Sarah Hueniken - Friday, Dec 17, 2021
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Come out for the day to learn and practice
leading ice-climbs. This course is designed to give you the skills and
confidence to lead ice in a safe and professionally guided
environment. Practice placing screws, mock-leading and building v-threads.
Where? TBD but examples include Junkyards, King Creek, Wedge
Smears or Haffner
The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a
full ACMG Alpine Guide. (See Sarah's brief Bio
This course is available on a first-come first-served basis, based on whoever pays the applicable fees first. Once you sign up for the wait list, the trip coordinator will approve you to pay (you will receive a notification email). Once you have been paid you will be moved to the event.
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre-
adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice
and belay device. Sarah may require additional
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos
with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.
How to Get There:
Sarah will decide and email the participants 3-4
days before the course.
Sarah Hueniken's brief Bio.
Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in
Canmore for more than 15 years. As a full ACMG
Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding
rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and
mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah has traveled
and worked in various places
throughout the US, Mexico, South America and
Asia to explore the mountains of the world.
Highlights have included a first ascent of a
6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5),
new ice lines in Iceland, participating in various climbing
competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13.
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 08:48 PM.