The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Crevasse Rescue-Dry school - Tue, Dec 10 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:BCIT Burnaby campus-Climbing wall-3700 Willingdon Av
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 10 2019  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 10 2019 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Ian Ross
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:$5.00/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: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Practice crevasse rescue techniques. Passing protection. Self rescue using prussic loops. Assisted rescue using various pulley systems with emphasis on the 3:1, Z system. The use of static rope for rescue will be discussed. An interesting link is

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, 4 length of chord, the softer the better,6mm in diameter. Two 1.5m (for personal prusics)one 2m and the other 5m in length, or your favorite prussic arrangement, 3 locking carabineers one of which should be pear shaped.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
A pulley if you have one. We will talk about the best pulleys.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The climbing wall is in SE16 building. This is the same building as the BCIT gym.There is a map of the BCIT campus on the BCIT website.

Traffic is notoriously busy around BCIT at this time of night so give youself some extra time to get there. We do have to be out of the climbing wall by 8:45pm at the latest.Lights out, literary at 9:00pm
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Cost Includes:Use of the BCIT climbing wall.
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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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