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Modern Navigation and Trip Planning Workshop - Wed, Apr 18 2018

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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:UBC Campus - FSC Room 1003
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 18 2018  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 18 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Zack Wentz
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Hello all stoked ACCers! Have you been struggling to find the best information for your own trip planning lately given the unpredictable weather conditions? Or have you had a weather window to make use of a great day of skiing, but additional faff and logistics led to the day not being what you thought it could be? Well, look no further! Join me for an evening workshop to discuss some new modern tools useful for detailed route-planning and modern backcountry navigation! Skills discussed in this workshop will include: -Traditional route-planning tools using old-school methods (map/compass) -Modern route-planning tools using online and computer-based systems (CalTopo, Avanet, BaseCamp, etc) -Modern tools for use of these route-plans in the field (esp. focusing on Gaia GPS) -Additional tools that make for more efficient trip planning (weather and avalanche data sources, etc) The structure of this workshop is to focus on deliverying the tools to you all and then providing an environment where you can all can get hands-on practice using these tools. Therefore, the aim is for a small class size, and hence I will take the first 10 people interested for this clinic. Sign up soon to hold your spot! In addition, if you don't know who I am in the ACC or why you should attend this workshop, I am a first-year mountain guide at the American Alpine Institute and an AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide and have taken my Ski Guide Course. My aim in running this workshop is to provide you all with more tools to plan your trips to be more epic and make the most of the time you spend out there. Get stoked to plan really effective trips everyone!

Required Items to Bring:
Laptop, maps of local ski touring areas, compass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Notepad, pen/pencils

Notes:
- 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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