The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mountaineering Gear & Skills Fest - Tue, Jan 25 2011

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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:Floral Hall, Van Dusen Gardens
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jan 25 2011  7:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 25 2011 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:2 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Suzanne Landry
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 37 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Are you an avid mountaineer? A snowshoer or a skier? Wondering how to tackle an iced water fall or a climbing route in the Bugaboos? Is there a skill or piece of gear that you want to know more about ? Or, maybe you're a avid hiker and just want to learn to take advantage of nature more.

Please join your fellow ACC'ers at the ACC Gear and Skills Fest. We've lined up a wonderful group of experts. Here's your chance to tap into the club's wealth of knowledge. Perhaps you have some of your own pearls of wisdom to share.

On the roster for this festival so far are:

Colin Boyle: Ski Tune Up

Jay MacArthur: Winter Camping

Bill Sims: Basecamp/Megamid tent/Sat Phone/First Aid Kits

Jason Wheeler: Ice climbing gear, techniques, locations and gear maintenance (Don will be laying on a beach in Thailand or in close proximity to a climbing craig

Martin Siegert: Rock climbing gear, techniques, locations and gear maintenance

Paul Geddes: Avalanche Transceiver Use

Jeff Han: GPS techniques and proper use of the Sat phone

Martin Naroznik: Backcountry Ski Trips

MEC (tentative)


Jacqueline Bonn: North Shore Rescue

Melissa Welsh + Ray Kodama: Photography

Liz Scremin + Valerie Depauw: Meal Planning and Food Drying (still looking)

Repair Kits (still looking)

Got anything else you'd like to see covered? We'd love to hear your ideas. Otherwise, sign up and see you in January!!

Photo provided by: Iwona Erskine-Kellie

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Guests wanting to attend this event must email the coordinator Suzanne or phone her at 778.837.8126
- 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!

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