The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Introduction to Ice Climbing - Sat, Jan 16 2021

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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:Whistler or Pemberton (depending on weather)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 16 2021  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 31 2020 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Szpak
Anna Milino
Monte Johnston
Rob Janousek
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Member Cost:$389.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Introduction to Ice Climbing:

With the popularity of the first ice climbing course filling up so fast and a waiting list started, a second one is now being offered. There are 4 spots of 6 left. so take advantage and sign up!

This year we have teamed up with BlackSheep Adventure Sports to offer an intro to ice climbing course this winter.

Leaders: Monte Johnson, Todd Powell, Rob Janousek, Anna Milino

ACC Vancouver Intro to Ice Climbing

An Intro Course for Ice Climbing:

Ever thought about ice climbing? Come and experience this exhilarating sport on our Intro to Ice Climbing course.
Typically based out of Whistler or Pemberton, depending on weather, this course is designed to provide a strong foundation in the skills necessary to ice climb safely.
We will introduce you to the equipment, proper ice climbing technique, top-rope belay systems and even the basics of ice screw placement and anchor construction.
You'll be instructed on how to ice climb efficiently and safely while having an unforgettable weekend of learning, challenge and exhilaration!
No experience is necessary, leave that to us!

Course Summary:

  • Cost: $389 CAD per person (ACC Vancouver discounted price to be paid directly to Black Sheep Mountain Sports by Visa or e-transfer)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Included: 2 days of instruction, required technical gear
  • Location: Whistler/Pemberton or Lillooet depending on weather
  • Dates & Availability: January 16 & 17, 2021 6 spots total


  • ACMG Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Use of ice axes, screws & other related technical equipment
  • Required group gear

Not Included:

  • Transportation to/from meeting points
  • Personal equipment including boots
  • Hotel/lodging
  • Food

Fine Print:

  • A $75 deposit per person is required to secure a booking.
  • The final payment is due 30 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver.

Note: Because of COVID-19 there will be some additional requirements including wearing face masks when you cannot physically distance, etc...

Contact Monte Johnson for any inquiries.

Monte Johnston
ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide & Editor in Chief

ACC Vancouver Intro to Ice Climbing

Required Items to Bring:

Required Items:

  • Two masks (in case one gets damaged)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Your own individual black or blue ink pen
  • Personal climbing equipment including boots.
  • Printed out and completed ACC Waiver
  • ACC Health Declaration
  • ACMG waiver
  • ACMG Health Declaration, to be signed in front of the leader/organizer: rce s/waivers.aspx

Required Reading:

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

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

Member Cost:$389.00/Person
Cost Includes:Request for payment to Black Sheep Mountain Sports by Visa or e-transfer will be sent to you after signing up.
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!

Waiting List

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