The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Alpine Practice: Climbing fixed ropes - Mon, Nov 11 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:Grouse Mountain Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 11 2019  8:15 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 8 2019 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Serguei Okountsev
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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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


  • Hike up BCMC trail, part way up set up fixed rope over cliff.
  • Review core safety alpine principle: ultimate backup.
  • Rappel to the base.
  • Ascend the fixed rope using mechanical ascenders (with 1:1 and 3:1 setups). Practice passing the anchor.
  • Practice descending fixed rope with hand wrap. Passing the anchor on descent.
  • Complete BCMC trail to chalet, take Skyride down 

PHOTO: High-altitude climbers ascend fixed rope on Denali, Alaska  ©  Weiwei Yin 2019


  • This is NOT a course: you must have prior training and be confident in alpine rappel.
  • If have never met the event organizer before, you will need to answer a few basic screening questions before being approved for this event. Check your email (if none, check email trash folder).



Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Alpine Gear Set: pkQ
  • Retired ~30m 8mm rope (or else)
  • Jumar
  • Dress poroperly (check weather forecast)


- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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