Advanced Rock Rescue - Friday, May 05, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Canmore area 
Event Starts:   Friday, May 05, 2023 06:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ TBD)  
Event Ends:   Saturday, May 06, 2023 06:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Apr 28, 2023 05:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kyle Potts

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Number Registered So Far:   4 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Note: If you are interested in this trip place yourself on the wait list and send your climbing resume to Kyle ( Do not worry about the number of people on the wait list! Acceptance of persons on the trip will be at the discretion of the coordinator and not first-come, first-served. If you are accepted, you will be required to submit payment prior to being moved to the registered list.

This Advanced Rock Rescue course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken and is designed for people with prior rock rescue and multi pitch experience. The course will be limited to 4 to provide the best learning experience. The cost is $450 for two days.


Advanced Rock Rescue course will build off the knowledge and skills learned in prior Rock Rescue courses. We will begin with a quick refresher on all the gear you should be carrying, its strengths and weaknesses, and do a review of all the knots and hitches you will need to know. Then we will move on to more complex techniques and practice live load scenarios. You can expect to learn how to deal with stuck ropes, rappelling on a damaged rope, adding mechanical advantage, load transfers, and more. The day will be spent learning new rescue tools and then applying them to realistic scenarios with coaching and feedback from Sarah.

Required Items to Bring:

What you need to bring:




Rock shoes and approach shoes

Long prussic (7mm diameter, 5 m in length)

1 short prussic (7mm x 1.5m)

1 Double length shoulder sling (sewn 120 cm)

2 munter carabiner

2 locking carabiners

4 non-locking carabiners (same shape & size)

Belay device

Rescue gear (tibloc, ropeman or ascenders)

Traditional rock protection (one rack of mixed gear per two people)



Clothing appropriate for the day

Lunch and drink


Camera for photographing systems (optional)

A detailed gear list will be provided prior to the event.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

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, April 28, 2023 at 05:00 PM.