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Ski Touring Glacier Travel Course - Fri, Feb 7 2020, Tue, Feb 4 2020, Sat, Feb 8 2020, Sun, Feb 9 2020, Tue, Feb 11 2020, Sat, Feb 22 2020, Sun, Feb 23 2020
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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:||Coquihalla and Whistler Backcountry|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Feb 7 2020, Tue, Feb 4 2020, Sat, Feb 8 2020, Sun, Feb 9 2020, Tue, Feb 11 2020, Sat, Feb 22 2020, Sun, Feb 23 2020
7:00 PM (Carpool Departure: N/A *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Mon, Feb 3 2020 6:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||4 days 3 nights 1 evening dry school 1 evening pre course seminar|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
|Member Cost:||$335.00/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:||
11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
*Important* Please read the course
description thoroughly. Selection is through screening not your
position on the waitlist.
The purpose of this training is to prepare ACC
members who have the skills: intermediate skiing or better,
mountaineering experience and especially
aspiring winter event
coordinators. Thru this course gaining knowledge, skills and
confidence to participate, assist, or lead backcountry ski
trips and all of this in a
safe and enjoyable environment.
Pre course seminar Feb 4th from 7-9pm Loc TBD
- Weekend 1 (Coquihalla Pass) Friday Feb 7th
from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday Feb 8th and
Sunday Feb 9th all day: Ski touring skills,
focused on leading ski trips.
Topic covered: organization of a trip,
leadership, navigation, pacing, track setting,
We will meet Friday at 7pm at TBD
The program will start that night with a classroom
session. Saturday will be a long day outside,
followed by a second classroom session. After
another full day on the snow we will return to
Vancouver at the end of the day Sunday. Please leave some
time for a
quick celebratory dinner before heading home.
- Tuesday night Feb. 11:
rescue dry school at BCIT.
6pm - 830pm.
Topic covered: Rope ascent and
raising systems (drop loop and 3/1). Knots and Prusiks.
- Weekend 2 (Whistler backcountry) Feb. 22/23:
Ski mountaineering skills.
Topic covered: transitions, rope
management and roping in, crevasse rescue.
We will meet at St. David's United Church
on Taylor way Saturday morning early (time to be
determined), and carpool to Whistler. We will be
camping Saturday night in the Whistler
backcountry, and return to Vancouver at the end
of the day Sunday. Please leave some time for a celebratory
before heading home.
- Downhill skiing: be able to safely ski
black diamond runs in any conditions with heavy
- Ski touring experience: at least 10
backcountry ski days, in varying terrain and
- Winter camping experience: at least 1
overnight winter camping trip
- Mountaineering experience: experience
in mountaineering (glacier travel, rope
- Avalanche Training: AST 1
similar or better
- Crevasse rescue: recent crevasse
rescue training / practice
Participants are being
asked to fill in an online form describing their
experience: Course Application Form
. You need to register
for this event and fill out the
application form as part of the screening process.
We will be using the book "Backcountry Skiing
Skills for Ski
Touring and Ski Mountaineering"
Authors: Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret
Mountaineers Books 11/27/2007
as a course book. The book is included in the
The cost for the course is $335.00.
*Important* Do not
pay before being accepted after which you will receive
information. Payment is due on acceptance. Cancelation
policy is no refund within 20 days of
|Required Items to Bring:|
A gear list will be sent to participants once they have been
in the course.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||600Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
Log in for location
Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $150.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.|
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||- BCIT gym fee |
- 2 nights at a motel/hotel, Hope
- Whistler backcountry pass
- Garibaldi Backcountry Wilderness Camping Fee
- course book
Once accepted on the course, participant will
receive payment instructions.
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Mon, Feb 3 2020.|
|Make a Payment:||Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.|
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: Important Do not
pay before being accepted. After acceptance into the course
instructions. Important Cancelation policy is no refund after Jan 20,