The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Avalanche Gear Orientation & Practice for Beginners - Thu, Dec 15 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:MEC Broadway Store, Mount Seymour
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Dec 15 2011  5:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Dec 14 2011 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Brusse
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

5 pm. Meet at MEC (Broadway store) pick up gear & brief orientation. 6 pm. Depart for Mt Seymour, meet in Cafeteria, review outline & plan for the evening 7pm - 9pm. Conduct gear familiarization & practice; team safety, signal search, victim location (probe practice), victim extraction (shovel techniques), evacuation. 9:30 head for home. This is not a substitute for existing courses; members are encouraged to enhance their skills to levels appropriate to the risks they intend to undertake.

Required Items to Bring:
Required equipment includes Digital Transceiver; Probe & Shovel. If you do not have this equipment we can get a 50% group rental discount @ will meet @ MEC Broadway store to pick up gear and carpool to Mt Seymour cold weather gear, headlamp, dinner (snacks) boots, ski's not required
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Please let us know in the notes section how many passengers you could take in your car. If MEC Vancouver is out of your way we will re-group at the downstairs cafeteria on Mt Seymour @ 6:45.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost Includes:participants who do not have Transceivers, Probes 7 shovels are expected to rent them. We have arranged with MEC (Broadway) to get a 50% group discount on gear rental and will meet at the store @ 5 pm to pick up gear & arrange rides.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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