Intro to Ice Climbing with Sarah Hueniken - Friday, Dec 01, 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: Wedge or King's Creek 
Date(s) & Time:   Friday, Dec 01, 2023 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 08:40 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
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: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This 1 day intro to ice course is aimed at learning the basics of Ice Climbing. The course also works greats for those looking to get back into the "swing" of things under a Guide's supervision. 

What will be covered: All the basics including, how to swing your tool, how to kick and use your feet, how to walk in crampons, belaying and tying in, basic efficient movement skills on a variety of ice angles...lots of practice climbing and improving technique. Sarah can also provide helpful input into the best ways to layer clothing, choose gloves and stay warm out there.

Where? This course is often run at Wedge Smear or King Creek depending on conditions.

Payment is required to reserve a spot on this course.

Payment procedure:

After registering for the course, the organizer (Julie Morter) will approve you for the event. At that point you can pay using the 'Pay Now' button in the event. Once you have paid, you will be confirmed on the course.

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, ice tools, crampons pre- adjusted to boots, boots suitable for ice climbing, locking carabiner and belay device.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Sarah will contact the group the 3 or 4 days before the course at which point the group can coordinate carpooling.  

It is a first paid - first on the course registration. The course fee is $175 + GST and PayPal fees

Payment Options:
  • Member $187.00 CAD
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 Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 08:40 AM.