Ice Review 2023 - Friday, Jan 13, 2023

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: Rampart Creek Hostel  
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Jan 13, 2023 07:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 05:01 PM @ TBC)  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jan 13, 2023 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2 days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 24
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 20
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   22 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No



We've booked out the Rampart Creek Hostel this year to access lots of great beginner & intermediate ice with likely low avalanche hazard. This also means bunk beds in small rooms (6 per room), hot water, sauna, fire pit, large kitchen & common areas for our evening meals. Lots of space to dry gear overnight. There are several great beginner climbing areas as well as a number of multi-pitch and harder routes. 

Ice Review is a season-opener. It is an opportunity for beginners to get their feet under them and receive some mentorship, for members to socialize, join one- another on climbs, and practice skills.

This is posted as a pre-screened event so we can ensure we have the right mix of beginners + leaders.   If you haven't been on an event with Clare or Chelsea please email your experience to

Reservation cost is $90 per person for the weekend, including a group meal/drinks on Saturday and lodging for both Friday and Saturday nights. Trip leaders, cook volunteers & coordinators will be eligible for subsidy to this cost based on the extent of participation.

$90 to be paid through PayPal (PayPal will take credit card and VISA debit payments)  The Paypal button will be added when the subsidy for leaders is agreed upon.  

HOW THE $$ WILL WORK: Once payment is collected and the event is complete, we will

  1. pay the hostel booking
  2. pay for food for the Saturday night meal
  3. provide subsidies to trip leaders/mentors and organizers
  4. reimburse excess funds to participants in cash at the event


Look for a forthcoming email request for leaders to post trips. You can post at any time. We need a diversity of TR\cragging sites, multipitches, large groups,small groups, more or less teaching\mentoring.

FOOD: Closer to the event I will ask for some information about dietary needs, at a minimum I expect to be able to accommodate: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free. We may be able to get more specific as well. I will need volunteers to help with food prep & cooking.

Beginners are welcome, there will be Top- Rope crags set up where you can learn the basics. If you have the chance to take an intro-to-ice course beforehand, it is recommended but not required.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, helmet, personal anchor system, belay device, climbing tools, appropriate boots\crampons. Layers, foul weather gear.   All food and drink you need for the Friday night, breakfasts, lunches + snacks each day 

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:01 PM
Carpool Location:   TBC


Carpooling etc will be organised closer to the time.  

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $50.00 CAD
  • Member $90.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*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 Friday, January 13, 2023 at 05:00 PM.