The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Ski Touring and Glacier Travel Skills - Sat, Mar 16 2013, Tue, Mar 12 2013, Fri, Mar 15 2013, Sun, Mar 17 2013, Sat, Mar 23 2013, Sun, Mar 24 2013

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Coquihalla & Whistler
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 16 2013, Tue, Mar 12 2013, Fri, Mar 15 2013, Sun, Mar 17 2013, Sat, Mar 23 2013, Sun, Mar 24 2013  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 7 2013 12:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4 days 1 night
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Martin Siegert
Saar Moisa
Mark Snaterse
Benoit Waller
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:$180.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


The purpose is to prepare those with intermediate skiing and mountaineering experience,
as well as aspiring winter event coordinators, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate, assist, or lead backcountry ski trips.
And all of this safely and enjoyably.

- Tuesday night March 12th: Crevasse rescue dry school at BCIT.
6pm - 10pm.

- Weekend 1 (Coquihalla): Ski touring skills, focused on leading ski trips.
We will meet Friday at 7pm at the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge
The program will start that night with a classroom session. Saturday will be a long day outside, followed by a second classroom session. After another full day in the snow we will return to Vancouver at the end of the day Sunday.

- Weekend 2 (Whistler): Ski mountaineering skills.
We will meet at St. David's United Church on Taylor way Saturday morning early (time to be determined), and carpool to Whistler. We will be camping Saturday night, and return to Vancouver at the end of the day Sunday.

- Downhill skiing: be able to safely ski black diamond runs in any conditions with heavy pack
- Ski touring experience: at least 10 backcountry ski days, in varying terrain and conditions
- Winter camping experience: at least 1 overnight winter camping trip
- Mountaineering experience: experience in mountaineering (glacier travel, rope management...)
- Avalanche Training: AST 1 or similar
- Crevasse rescue: recent crevasse rescue training / practice

Participants are required to purchase and read the book "Backcountry Skiing Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering"
Authors: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler
ISBN 978-1-59485-038-7
Mountaineers Books 11/27/2007

Available at MEC here.

More details will follow.

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- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$180.00/Person
Cost Includes:- BCIT gym fee
- 2 nights at Coquihalla Lakes Lodge
- Whistler backcountry pass
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Thu, Mar 7 2013.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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