NEW!!! Trad Mixed Climbing with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Mar 12, 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.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Mar 04, 2023 09:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $187 including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members 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:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Note: this course is being offered to ACC members for the first time!!!

Course Prerequisites: No previous mixed experience is required but some trad experience is recommended. Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.

Course Content: This one-day course combines drytooling and mixed climbing with trad rock gear skills to give participants a foundation for naturally-protected trad mixed routes and even summer alpine mixed routes. These are necessary skills to progress to classic mixed routes like Coire Dubh Integrale, Red Man Soars, Mixed Master and even North face of Athabasca or Scottish winter climbing. Areas of focus will include hazard evaluation, thin ice, efficient movement, resting, lead strategy, icy cracks, stopper heading, hexes versus cams, ice hooks and piton craft. The goal of the day is to get all participants doing mock leads on a variety of different trad mixed routes at Haffner Creek.

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. Bring your own trad rack if you own it.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket,extra pair of gloves,thermos with hot drinks,lunch, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   guide will provide to participants  


It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $187 including 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” and “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:
  • Coordinator $187.00 CAD
  • Member $187.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: Cancellation Policy: no refunds unless the coordinator cancels a trip, in which case the 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 Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 09:00 PM.