The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Alpine Practice - Crevasse Rescue Response - Sat, Dec 9 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:Mt. Seymour
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 9 2017  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 7 2017 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Serguei Okountsev
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

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: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

  • About essential glacier travel equipment: ropes, snow pickets, ice screws, prusik slings, mechanical ascenders, ice axes / ice tools, leashes, climbing harness, trekking poles, backpack slings, crampons, anchor material.
  • Glacier anchors: snow pickets, snow bollards, ice screws, v-threads. SRENE principle.
  • Roping up for glacier travel: 2 and 3-climbers rope teams. Adapted kiwi coil.
  • Hauling systems 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 - standard rigging with prusik slings / using mechanical ascenders.
  • Crevasse Rescue Response Protocol in a three-person rope team.
  • Crevasse Rescue Response Protocol in a two-person rope team.

Required Items to Bring:

30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
harness + belay device (Reverso type)
crampons, snowshoes
regular straight ice axe
carabiners: 5 lockers + 1 large pear shape
anchor material: cords and slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra)
2 5- mm prusiks + 1 short
mechanical ascender (e.g. Tiblock, Ropeman)
two 61-cm snow pickets with runners attached

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Extra Gear (recommended)
avalanche beacon, shovel, probe
30m 7mm static nylon cord (if you have)
ice tool hammer
two 16- cm ice screws

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

  • We don't practice in bad weather. If forecasted P.O.P. (weat exceeds 30% the trip will be automatically cancelled. This is beyond trip organizer's control - short notice cancellations are quite possible and do occur.
  • This is not a course - you must have minimum alpine experience and prior formal training.
  • Be sure to check SPAM folder for important messages regarding this event.

Formal mountaineering training.
Must have climbed at least one Alpine Select route.

IMPORTANT: You must pass minimum screening requirements above. The trip organizer will use your ACC profile to check courses you have taken and peaks you have climbed. You can also provide additional information in this form (click here): Alpine Experience


- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Very sorry, but members with history of bailing or no-shows in the past 12 months can't attend this session.

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