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Avalanche Gear Orientation & Practice for Beginners - Wed, Jan 11 2012

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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:Wed, Jan 11 2012  5:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 10 2012 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: 15 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
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 get a 50% group rental discount & will meet @ MEC Broadway store to pick up gear and carpool to Mt Seymour. Wear appropriate cold weather gear & warm boots & gloves, bring headlamp, dinner & (snacks), ski's or snowshoes not required.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:we want to depart the Broadway store by 5:30, if you want to participate in the 50% group discount rental Let us know what gear you need in advance....bring 3 AAA batteries if you are renting a transceiver.....and bring payment for the rental.

Notes:
Please let us know in the notes section how many passengers you could take in your car.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost Includes:We will do a group rental for participants who do not have Transceivers, Probes & shovels will need to rent them. Let us know if advance what gear we need to rent on your behalf. 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 (collect any gear fees) & 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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