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Ski Touring and Glacier Travel Skills - Fri, Feb 26 2016

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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:Fri, Feb 26 2016  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 5 2016 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:4 days 2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Martin Siegert
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Member Cost:$160.00/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: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

   

The purpose of this training is to prepare ACC members 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.

ITINERARY
- Weekend 1 (Coquihalla) Friday Feb 17th from 7pm to 10pm, Saturday Feb 18th and Sunday Feb 19th all day: Ski touring skills, focused on leading ski trips.
Topic covered: organization of a trip, leadership, navigation, pacing, track setting, avalanche rescue.
We will meet Friday at 7pm at the Slumber Lodge Motel, Hope www.slumberlodgehopebc.com.
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.


- Wednesday night Feb. 22: Crevasse rescue dry school at BCIT.
6pm - 10pm.
Topic covered: Rope ascent and raising systems (drop loop and 3/1).

- Weekend 2 (Whistler backcountry) Feb. 25/26: Ski mountaineering skills.
Topic covered: transitions, rope management and roping in, crevasse rescue.
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 in the Whistler backcountry, and return to Vancouver at the end of the day Sunday.


PREREQUISITES
- 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 will be asked to fill in an online form describing their experience once they register for this event.

BOOK
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.

PAYMENT
Once accepted on the course, participant will receive payment instructions.

CONTACT
Please contact Martin Siegert if you have any question.


Required Items to Bring:
A list of gear will be sent to participants once they have been accepted in the course.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Notes:
- 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:$160.00/Person
Cost Includes:- BCIT gym fee
- 2 nights at the Slumber Lodge Motel, Hope
- Whistler backcountry pass
- Once accepted on the course, participant will receive payment instructions.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Fri, Feb 5 2016.
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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