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Course: Intro To Alpine Rock - Mon, Jul 22 2019

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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:Whistler
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 22 2019  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 21 2019 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Daniel O'Keefe
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Member Cost:$319.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:

Alpine rock often involves easy to moderate, yet complicated approaches, climbing and descents. This can include glacier travel, rappels, tricky route finding and managing many transitions. Unless techniques are otherwise learned, transitions complicate matters as terrain on a typical route involves everything from exposed ridge walking, to scrambling, to both short and full pitch rock climbing, all of it most likely in boots and with a glacier travel approach. As well, the normal mountain hazards are present and need to be mitigated. The key to alpine rock success is recognizing and managing the above mentioned in a safe, efficient and timely manner. This is what participants will learn from MSAA’s expert ACMG guides and our industry leading curriculum on this 2-day Alpine Rock course.

Please use the following link to book online and use promo code ACC20 to receive a 20% discount for ACC members. https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/co urses/intro-to-alpine-rock/

Full payment is required in advance of the course and a confirmation email will be sent to each participant using the email supplied when booking. Please provide your ACC member number when booking for verification.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering axe
  • Crampons
  • Belay device
  • 4 locking carabiners
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • 2 x 5m 7mm prussik
  • 1 x 1.5m 7mm prussik
  • 2 x 120cm slings
  • Variations of 1 x 50/60/70 meter single rope or 2 60 meter half ropes depends on objective. (optional)
  • Paired down alpine trad rack: alpine draws, hammer/pitons, stoppers/cams (optional)
  • Ice screws (optional)
  • V-thread hooker (optional)
  • Anchor material, knife, quick link (optional)
  • Snow Picket (optional)
  • 6 alpine / trad draws (2 non-locking carabiners and 1 60cm sling = 1 draw) (optional)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • Soft shell type climbing pants
  • Insulating top and bottom underlayers and socks
  • Synthetic or wool tee shirt
  • Mid layer fleece top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulated “puffy” jacket
  • Warm Hat and ballcap
  • Warm mountain or ice climbing gloves
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Daypack 35-45 L
  • Toiletries including toilet paper
  • Camera
  • A hiking pole
  • Objective’s map, compass, GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The course will be help in Whistler with one day on Whistler Mountain (lift ticket required) Meet at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Center at 8:45am for a 9:00am start.

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

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$319.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$399.00/Person
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the ACC VA. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Courses Cancellation Policy Within 10 days by guest: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition Outside of 10 days by guest: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund. If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. Late Arrival Policy Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Courses leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.




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