Intro to Drytooling - with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: To be determined. Sean will advise a couple days ahead of the course. 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $187including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis
Tami Nolan

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older 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:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Course Content: A one-day course ($

187) designed to introduce the concepts of drytooling—the use of ice axes and crampons on rock in a winter setting. Topics covered will include safety considerations, tool handling, pick placements, crampon footwork, efficient movement and resting strategies. Prerequisite: No previous ice or mixed experience is necessary for this course. However, some climbing experience is preferable whether it be indoor/outdoor, lead/top-rope or rock/ice. The only real prerequisite is that 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 and crampons (mono-points are ideal but not necessary). I can supply extra ice tools.

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 warm/hot drink. It might not be a bad idea to bring a camera to take photo's and assist you in the future to look back at the various things you learned over the course of the day.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   tba  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $ 187 which includes taxes and paypal fees

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 20. He is author of the ACC “Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook” as well as the 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”.

Payment Options:
  • Member $187.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Cancellation Policy : no refunds unless the coordinator cancels a trip in which case participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 09:00 PM.