The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Navigation Workshop: Theory Weekend - Sat, Jul 13 2019, Sun, Jul 14 2019

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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:Abbotsford, Garder Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 13 2019, Sun, Jul 14 2019  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 6 2019 1:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Alan Trick
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Member Cost:$2.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

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: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Note: this is the first part of 2 (Part 2). Please sign up for all 3, unless you can only make it to one. Those who sign up for all 2 will get priority.

What is this for?: I've meet plenty of people who would make great trip leaders/organizers, but they lack the training and confidence to find their way around in the backcountry. The goal of this workshop is to give prospective trip organizers the tools they need to plan trips and execute them safely in the backcountry.


  • Saturday (Gardner Park): Theory, route planning & maps
  • Sunday (Highstreet Carpool Lot → Ledgeview): practice

Course Materials: You can view/download them from Docdroid. I'll print out 1 copy, but if you want to have your own copy, please print it yourself.

What's not included: Avalanche training & winter backcountry navigation aren't covered. Take AST1 and/or the avalanche training workshop overed by the section. Also, rock/rescue & glacier rescue skills aren't covered.

Screening: There's not a lot of room (I wanted to keep things small because it's hard to keep track of a lot of people). Registrants will stay on the waitlist till May 14, after that I'll select people based primarily on active club paricipation; if there's still room after that, it's first-come/first-serve. Note: if you have a high clearance 4-wheel-drive that you can use on July 19-21, please email me, along with how many people you can fit in it (including driver). We'll probably need at least two that weekend.


Paricipants should have taken the basic mountaineering course or the equivilant.

Jay MacArthur (I think) does some sort of trip organizing workshop every now and then. Going to that is recommended, but not necessary.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$2.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$2.00/Person
Cost Includes:Course materials (there are additional fees for other weekends)
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.

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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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