ALPINE REVIEW *NEW FORMAT* - Saturday, Jun 15, 2024

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: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway 
Event Starts:   Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 07:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:00 AM @ We will meet at location TBC and head to the Icefields Parkway.)  
Event Ends:   Monday, Jun 17, 2024 07:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Keith Sanford
Clare Ormerod
 

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 15
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 15
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   15 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:

**PLEASE NOTE THE FORMAT OF THE REVIEW HAS NOW CHANGED AS WE DIDN'T GET ENOUGH VOLUNTEER LEADERS TO POST TRIPS - SO WE WILL HAVE 1 VOLUNTEER LEADER (KEITH SANFORD) + 2 GUIDES FROM YAMNUSKA FOR THE SKILLS DAYS AND ADDITIONAL YAMNUSKA GUIDES FOR THE SUMMIT DAY - MONDAY**

The weekend will be very similar to Yamnuska's Snow and Ice weekend for beginners; see the link below

https://yamnuska.com/mountaineering/beginner-programs/mountain-climbing-instruction/

ALPINE REVIEW is an annual season-opener event. The review is an opportunity for beginners to get their feet under them and receive some mentorship, for members to socialize and join one another on climbs, and to thaw out our iced-over alpine skills in prep for the upcoming climbing season! 


Alpine Review is a great event, a fantastic opportunity to learn/refresh skills followed by the social element each evening,  gathering around at the hostel sharing stories and experience.


Alpine review is not first come first on the weekend

Note that your position on the waitlist does not impact chances of getting on the weekend. 

Cost:

$550 for all participants.  

Once you are approved, please make payment using the PayPal button below. You will then be moved to the participants' list.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Clare and she'll get straight back to you.


Required Items to Bring:

Enough food and drink for 3 long mountain days and 2 evenings.

Stoke and sense of humour!

A detailed technical equipment list will be sent out once all participants are confirmed.  



Recommended Items to Bring:

All the things you'll want for a long day on the mountain. Food and water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bear spray, camera, etc.


How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   07:00 AM
Carpool Location:   We will meet at location TBC and head to the Icefields Parkway.

Notes:

Trip Hazards:  MUST READ BEFORE REGISTERING



Mountaineering

·       Rockfall and icefall

o   Rockfall and icefall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock or ice can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.

 

·       Avalanche

o   "Avalanches can occur in the terrain in which we operate and can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. skiing/snowboarding). What are the risks? Anyone caught in an avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and/or property damage or loss."

·       Terrain

o   Crevasses

o   Cornice fall

o   Tress, forest deadfall and tree stumps

o   Creeks

o   Rocks and Boulders

o   Variable and difficult walking terrain

o   Impact or collision with other persons or objects

o   Encounters with domestic or wild animals

o   Contact with poisonous flora or fauna

o   Loss of balance or control

o   Slips, trips,and falls

 

·       Falls and Belaying

o   Mountaineering and ice climbing present the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or the ground, which can lead to injury or death.

o   The risk of belay failure is also present, which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall

 

·       Communication, rescue and medical treatment

o   Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

o   Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

o   If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

·        

·       Other

·       Slips, trips and falls both outdoors and indoors

·       Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact

·       Equipment failure

·       Negligent first aid

·       Negligence of other people



Payment Options:
  • Member $550.00 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines! *Note: Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.

*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.

*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.

Trip Feedback
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Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
Thank you for your response.

Registration for this event closed on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 12:00 AM.