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Trip Information
Name: Mountaineering Skills Evening Session *FULL*
Starts: Tue Apr 19, 2016
Meetup: ANZA Club @ 6:30pm
Return: Tue Apr 19, 2016

Registration opens: Tue Apr 19, 2016
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Winifred Swatschek
Profile info:
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Participant Information

Basic Mountaineering Skills Introduction.  No previous mountaineering experience is required.

This is being offered as a series of sessions: an evening session, followed closely by a weekend day-trip (probably Sunday), then two separate overnight weekend trips.  Spacing the training out over several weekends will allow time to absorb information and complete any assigned homework/reading.  The day trip will be offered twice to accommodate participants who do not wish to participate in the full course schedule.

Note: dates subject to change due to conditions.

Prerequisites: a good level of fitness; for those progressing to weekends 2 and 3:  previous overnight backpacking.

Expectations:  participants will be expected to do a bit of homework/reading.

Required gear:  a gear list for each weekend will be forthcoming including suggestions regarding clothing/footwear and overnight gear.


General Training Plan

Evening Discuss Session: Tuesday April 19th, between 6:30pm to 10:00pm, ANZA Club (located at 3 West 8th Ave, Vancouver)

  • Gear overview
  • Clothing/footwear
  • Group management/people dynamics/risks
  • Pre-trip planning

Training Session #1 General Plan (includes an alternate date):
  ... for details, see

Training Session #2 General Plan:
   ... for details, see https://bcmc.ca/m/events/view/1455855281

Training Session #3 General Plan:
   ... for details, see https://bcmc.ca/m/events/view/1455855678


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