Steep Ice Climbing Technique with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Dec 10, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Guides choice 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Dec 02, 2023 11:59 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $187 including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - 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 aimed at consolidating and refining steep ice movement skills so both leaders and followers can climb long vertical pitches of sustained ice efficiently, and more important, safely. A series of drills and exercises will be worked through to dial in movement skills and resting strategies. Prerequisite: Participants should have some ice climbing experience, whether it be winter waterfall ice or summer alpine ice. The content is suitable for both novice ice climbers who want to move into steeper terrain as well as more experienced ice climbers who still find they get pumped on steep ice. 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 and ice tools. Gear can 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. It might not be a bad idea to bring a camera to take photos to assist you in the future looking back at the various things you learned over the course of the day.

How to Get There:
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It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $187 which includes 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 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:
  • Coordinator $187.00 CAD
  • Member $187.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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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, December 02, 2023 at 11:59 PM.