Intro Ice Climbing with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Nov 26, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Guides Choice - Depending on conditions. 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Nov 20, 2023 12:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $187including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - 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

Course Content: A one-day course focused on learning to climb waterfall ice. The curriculum will include hazard evaluation, movement technique on low-angle and steep ice, ice screw placements and anchor construction. Prerequisite: No climbing experience is required for this course since we will be starting with the basics. However, it is beneficial (but not mandatory) if participants already know how to top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Equipment: Participants should have their own harness, helmet, belay device, ice boots and crampons. Boots must have a rigid sole specific for technical ice climbing regardless if they are plastic double or single leather. These can be rented from Yamnuska 403-678-4164. Ice tools can also be rented at the above locations but the guide has a couple extra pairs for lending.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

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

About the course leader: Sean Isaac is an ACMG Alpine Guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction. He has been ice climbing for over 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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No refunds unless the coordinator cancels a trip, in which case  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 Monday, November 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM.