The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Alpine Practice - Hauling Systems - Sat, Jan 27 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:Queens Park, New Westminster
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 27 2018  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 25 2018 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~4-6 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)

Alpine Hauling Systems

1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 6:1

Will apply different mechanisms such as ratchet prusiks, reverso belay device, Ropeman and Tiblock.


Required Items to Bring:

Standard base alpine gear set.
It is best to bring a used and already retired 8mm rope (static better) for this practice.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Rappel gloves (garden gloves will do)

  • 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 (a course)

- 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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