AMP 2 - Alpine Rescue Systems - Sunday, Jun 18, 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: Exshaw 
Event Starts:   Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 08:01 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:59 AM @ TBC)  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 05:01 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jun 15, 2023 01:57 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dom d'Argent
Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 1
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

For this AMP event we will meet in Exshaw and go to a crag in the Bow Valley.

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by ACC Calgary Section jointly with ACMG Mountain Guide Brent Peters from PeakSTRATAGEM.

This is an AMP 2 event and is suitable for intermediate mountaineers who have completed a rescue course in the past or have prior knowledge of improvised rescue systems.

The cost for this event is $180 and includes 1 day of mentorship with an ACMG guide from PeakSTRATAGEM.

The focus will be on developing the skill set needed for improvised rescue in the mountains. One day of reviewing basics and a second day will be scheduled on 25 June to review different scenarios that will require problem solving and use of the entire rescue skill set. This is your chance to take charge and help others learn while under the mentorship and coaching of an alpine guide.

Itinerary: We will meet in Exshaw Saturday morning and head to the crag.

The Process to sign up is as follows:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.
  • Email Dom D'Argent; and Chelsea Darrach; with detail of your experience. Once this has been reviewed you will be notified if you are accepted on the event.
  • You then need to make your payment by clicking the Buy Now button below. You do not need a PayPal account. You can pay with a credit card.
  • Once you have paid, you will automatically be added to the attendee list. 
Required Items to Bring:

Daypack 35-45L, helmet, harness, assisted braking belay device, belay gloves, auto locking carabiner with captive eye, anchor sling with 2 non-locking, 3x locking carabiners, 2 x 5m x 10kN accessory cord, 1x 2m x10 kN accessory cord or sterling hollowblock 13.5”, 3 x quickdraw, 3 x alpine draw, 10mm Dyex 60cm), knife on a carabiner (recommend Spyderco Ladybug H1 and Ange S), first aid Kit (recommend capability of dealing w minor bleeds, blisters, athletic tape), siltarp –optional

Some items can be coordinated through PeakSTRATAGEM. Please contact us in advance if you do not have your

Recommended Items to Bring:

All the things you'll want for a day outside climbing: Sturdy approach/belay shoes (no sandals or crocs please), food and water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bear spray, camera, etc.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  


Carpool Departure Time:   06:59 AM
Carpool Location:   TBC

Payment Options:
  • Coordinator $160.00 CAD
  • Member $180.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 01:57 AM.