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Ski Touring and Glacier Travel Skills - Fri, Jan 20 2012, Sat, Jan 21 2012, Sun, Jan 22 2012, Fri, Jan 27 2012, Sat, Jan 28 2012, Sun, Jan 29 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.
|Event Location:||BCIT climbing gym, Mt Seymour, Whistler|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Jan 20 2012, Sat, Jan 21 2012, Sun, Jan 22 2012, Fri, Jan 27 2012, Sat, Jan 28 2012, Sun, Jan 29 2012
|Registration Cut Off:
Fri, Jan 13 2012 12:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||4 days plus 4 hour dry school|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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|Member Cost:||$180.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
After last years success, this is the second time we offer
this great program. The purpose is to prepare those with
intermediate skiing and mountaineering experience, as well as
aspiring winter event coordinators, with the knowledge, skills
and confidence to participate, assist, or lead backcountry ski
trips. And all of this safely and enjoyably.
The program consists of two dry schools at Friday nights,
two overnight weekend events. The dry schools will be held at
BCIT climbing gym. The first weekend will be in the Mt Seymour
backcountry, the second weekend we will go to Whistler
Some of the topics that will be covered:
Dry school 1: Ascending rope (weighted and
un-weighted), leadership skills & responsibilities
Weekend 1: Trip planning, navigation (map,
travel & track setting, snow pack analysis, avalanche companion
(horizontal to near
vertical, snow to ice), leading a group, winter
Dry School 2: Crevasse rescue systems (2:1, 3:1)
Weekend 2: Snow anchors, traveling roped up,
winter camping, putting everything together!
|Required Items to Bring:|
Text: Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski
Volken, Schell & Wheeler, the Mountaineering books
Pre-reading of chapters 2,4,5,6 & 10 is required.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Gear list will follow
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||To follow|
- Intermediate ski abilities (comfortable and safe on all
runs in resort, in variable conditions) If you are unsure of your
ski skills please contact one of the organizers.
- Experience with winter travel with heavy pack in widely
varying terrain and conditions
- AST 1 avalanche training or equivalent
- Basic rope handling and management skills
- Preferably winter camping experience
(we will be camping the two weekends)
Besides these prerequisites, all participants
must commit to
lead (or assist on) a ski touring/mountaineering event before the
end of the current season.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost Includes:||$180 program fee includes Text, climbing gym fee and day pass
for Whistler weekend. This fee will be waived if
participant has led two trips in the last six months. |
|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.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: No refunds. Except to the extent that a suitable qualified
replacement can be found in which case a minimum $50 admin fee
will be retained.