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Trip Information
Name: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course
Starts: Sat Jul 09, 2016
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sun Jul 10, 2016

Registration opens: Mon Apr 18, 2016
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
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Participant Information

This course is for BCMC members looking to obtain or improve glacier travel and companion rescue skills.  Course will be held July 9 and 10, 2016.

Note: if this course is not fully booked, i.e. groups 6 paid participants, then this course may be cancelled and refunds will be provided to those that paid.

 Base Course Fee:    $220 + GST (Special BCMC Members price).
Possible extra cost of $56 for the lift access fee for day-2 at Whistler/Blackcomb. 

Course Objectives and Itinerary: the Canada West Mountain School [CWMS], the leading mountaineering school on the West Coast, is offering to run this course with the first day in Squamish and the second day at Whistler/Blackcomb.  Having the first day in Squamish is considered ideal as this day is mainly spent going over the technical rope rescue systems.  CWMS has found that doing this in a snow-free, warmer environment, makes for better learning retention.  For day-2 the group will focus on Glacier Travel skills in the field (likely Whistler/Blackcomb) and traveling on the glacier while working on glacier travel skills.  Please note that each participant will be required to obtain their own lift pass.

Equipment: this CWMS two day course will include all technical equipment and guiding/instruction services by the guide. Please note that participants will have to supply their own mountaineering gear, food, and transportation. See link below for additional information.
Prerequisites: This course is intended for those with some previous climbing or mountaineering experience (e.g., an intro to mountaineering course and/or introductory climb), experience traveling on non-technical terrain with crampons on, and basic rope handling skills. 
For more information about the course, visit this page: http://themountainschool.com/program/crevasse-rescue/
On-line Registration Process: once you register online, your name is automatically placed on the "Waiting List" until your payment has been received online (see link below).  After payment has been received, your name will be placed on the "Confirmed List" and a confirmation email will be sent.  Note that course registration priority is on a first-come-first-served basis and your participation is NOT guaranteed until you have paid and your name is on the "Confirmed List"... so it's important that you pay the course fee ASAP after registering.
Payment: CWMS has set up a special webpage for this course where payments can be made. Once you sign up, an email will be sent to you with the private link. This email may not be immediate since it is handled manually by BCMC volunteers. Be patient, but follow up with Marlaina Rhymer if you are on the Waiting List for more than 2 days and have not yet received an email. Once you receive this email, follow the link and the directions in the email to complete your payment, then you will be placed on the Confirmed List
Trip Organizer and Volunteer Instructor Incentive Program: if you have volunteered your time as either...   
a) Trip Organizer with 4 or more outdoor trips in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 25% rebate off the course fee ($55), or
b) Course Instructor (primary volunteer organizer) in the past 12 months, you may apply for a 50% rebate of the course fee ($110)
... please email 
bcmc.courses@gmail.com with your request, along with a list of recent trips and/or course(s) you have been the primary organizer for. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the course organizer for additional information... thank you.
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