Intro to Mixed Climbing with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Nov 19, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Guides Choice - Depending on conditions, Sean often visits Haffner Creek, Grotto Canyon, Playground or Bear Spirit for this course. 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Nov 10, 2023 11:59 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: This one-day course introduces both novice ice climbers as well as more experienced winter climbers to the wild world of mixed climbing. Many people are unnecessarily intimated by mixed terrain so this is an opportunity to discover the tricks of trade in a safe, learning environment. Even if mixed climbing isn’t  your thing, the skills acquired will make pure ice climbing feel easier. Areas of focus will include hazard evaluation, drytooling, thin ice, hanging pillars/curtains, efficient movement and resting. Prerequisite: No previous mixed experience is required but some ice climbing experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary, especially if you have a rock climbing background. Participants must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay.
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. I can supply extra ice tools to try and might have an extra pair of mono-point crampons, but these items can also be rented from Yamnuska 403-678-4164

Recommended Items to Bring:
Other obvious items to bring are warm clothes and a down jacket considering you will be sitting around listening to lecturing. Bring your own food for lunch and snacks and a warm/hot drink.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   TBD  


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

Guide Bio: 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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Cancellation Policy : no refunds

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM.