The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Alpine Practice - Belay - Sat, Feb 10 2018

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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:To be determined
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 10 2018  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 7 2018 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:~8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Serguei Okountsev
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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: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)




  1. Alpine knots (12).
  2. Three fundamental alpine concepts: ultimate backup, fall factor amd SRENE principle.
  3. Two major causes of alpine accidents. How to avoid them and what to do if it happens.
  4. Random Alpine Tip of your choice (list of Alpine Tips here)
  5. Risk categories. Risk taking, risk avoiding, neutral. 
  6. Rig and analyse hauling system "Double Mariner" (7:1)

Alpine belay

Partner check
Belay fundamentals: taking in/paying out rope - alpine style
Clipping into belay station
Belay voice commands
Hip belay
Belay anchors and SRENE principle
Belay systems: off-harness (ABC)/redirect/off- anchor
When things go wrong: locking belay device, belay escape, belay re-enter

Required Items to Bring:

Standard base alpine gear set.

Climbing rope of your choice.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Rappel gloves Used and retired 8mm climbing rope (or else)

  • Ideally will train on one of the Squamish crags, but if the weather is not so good, will move indoors, location to be determined.
  • 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.


- 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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