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Trip Information
Name: Alpine Practice @ Mt Seymour
Starts: Sun Nov 30, 2014
Meetup: WILL BE EMAILED NOON TIME 2 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP
Return: Sun Nov 30, 2014

Registration opens: Sat Nov 22, 2014
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

* do you have belay, rappel, anchors training?

* date of most technical Alpine Select ( http://goo.gl/8j8qb ) snow/ice trip?

* what skill(s) you want to practice most?

* will you drive or need a ride?

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Participant Information

NOT A COURSE
For active alpine climbers. Assuming one has already received solid formal alpine training elsewhere, the goal is only to review (and not to learn) fundamental mountain travel skills.

Agenda
Will (try to) cover selected  Top Ten Technical Skills of The Modern Alpine Climber :

1. Alpine knots (12)
2. Fall factor
3. Self arrest with an ice axe - head uphill facing down
4. 1,2,3 - points anchor systems using snow pickets
5. Hauling systems 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 - standard rigging / using TIBLOC
6. Crevasse Rescue Response Protocol in a three-person rope team

Skills Required

  • MUST HAVE PREVIOUS BELAY/RAPPEL/ANCHORS TRAINING .
  • Must have completed at least one PD route from Alpine Select List

Personal Gear

  • snowshoes
  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device
  • carabiners: 2 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • ice axe OR a pair of ice tools (hammer + adze)
  • 2+ short (61cm) snow pickets with runners attached
  • crampons
  • anchor material : two static 8mm cords 2m + 3m
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • rescue pulley
  • Tibloc
  • (minimal) alpine rock protection set if you have
  • personal emergency kit incl. medical, space blanket, flares (if you have)
  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries
  • PLB/SPOT/GPS (if you have)

B.N.

  • if you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for, one of the trip organizer's previous trips, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.
  • trip without Approved Participants is subject to change.
  • if minimum safety levels are not met (because of weather, conditions, etc.) the trip will be canceled, last minute cancellations do occur.
  • if you want to receive a response you must clearly answer  ALL "Trip Planning Questions".
  • if you haven't received response, check your email in Spam folder (some eager service providers mark club's messages as such ).

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