The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Course: 2017 Basic Mountaineering - Fri, May 26 2017, Sat, Jun 3 2017, Sun, Jun 4 2017, Sat, Jun 10 2017, Sun, Jun 11 2017

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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:Vancouver / Local Mountains
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 26 2017, Sat, Jun 3 2017, Sun, Jun 4 2017, Sat, Jun 10 2017, Sun, Jun 11 2017  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 20 2017 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Full Weekends
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Brian Messer
Martin Siegert
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:$120.00/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: 25 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Our basic mountaineering course is designed for new club members (novice climbers/mountaineers), to learn the skills necessary for safe travel in mountainous terrain.

Mountaineering is a skill that takes years to become really experienced at, so our goal for this courses is to simply make you confident enough with the basic skills. Following that, you can go out and practice yourself, as well as continue to learn from others on the various trips and camps the club puts on.

In addition to signing up via the calendar, you must also fill out a Course Application Form to participate in this course..

Signup order (via the calendar) has zero significance for this course, as we use your application submission date instead. Our team will review and approve applications as fast as we can, following which you will be notified.

This course takes a substantial amount of effort, more-so than any other course. Brian Messer is currently our volunteer superhero offering his support on the administration side of things. Please be patient with him, and he will 100% get back to in due time (provided you fill out the application form as asked), It may take a few weeks. That said, if your tent is on fire (or there is a similar level of urgency) and you need to contact somebody sooner, you can reach him at:
     Brian Messer:

Lastly, you should download and read the course handout ahead of time, and read through the course itinerary also.

Pre-Course Meeting (May 27) takes place in Vancouver (specific location to be announced later).

Meeting June 4: TBA

Meeting June 11: St. David's Church parking lot at the Taylor Way exit of Hwy 1, see this Map

Required Items to Bring:
Note: Climb On Equipment in Squamish will rent you a harness, helmet, and even rock climbing shoes for FREE in order for you to participate on this course. Ask about Probe, Crampons, and Ice Axes if they're available. Say that you are taking an ACC Instructional Course and give your membership number.

If you have any gear questions, feel free to call them: 1-877-48-CLIMB.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info

  • Applicants must belong to Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club of Canada at the time of the course.
  • If within the first week after registration opens, there are more than 24 qualified members signed up for the event, participants will be selected randomly from those applicants. Otherwise selection is by order of signup (via completion of application form).

- 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:$120.00/Person
Cost Includes:All course fees exclude travel costs and equipment rentals. While most things can be rented from ClimbOn for free, It is club policy to provide a 50% rebate on the cost of all remaining gear you would need to rent in order to participate in this course.

Save your rental cost receipts and present them to the club's Skills and Training Coordinator who can forward to our treasurer (who can issue you a cheque).
DO NOT PAY until you have been notified of your acceptance into the course.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Sat, May 20 2017.
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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