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Trip Information
Name: Skills for Scrambling
Starts: Sat Jul 15, 2017
Meetup: St David's Church
Return: Sun Jul 16, 2017

Registration opens: Sat Jun 17, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: C-3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Lisa Quattrocchi
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Is your emergency contact information up to date? To do this, log into the website, click the "My account" button at top right, click on "edit profile information", then select the "private information" tab and enter your emergency contact information.

Do you have a vehicle that you are willing to drive on logging roads to the destination?

Including yourself and gear, how many people can you take?

What is your backcountry camping experience? If you have none, don’t worry! We just need to know who needs more guidance in this area.

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Participant Information

This weekend course will equip you to do most of the trips in Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia by Matt Gunn. Be sure to read pages 9 through 23 in this book as they cover a lot of what you need to know.

 

Course Fee: $30

 

Day One:

 

Morning

  • Hike in

  • Set up camp

 

Afternoon Skills Practice

  • Walking on snow

  • Using an ice axe

  • Putting on crampons

  • Self-arrest

  • Basic climbing techniques

  • Managing rock fall hazard

  • Dealing with exposure

 

Evening Discussion

  • Choosing a destination (conditions, weather, time, people)

  • Being responsible for your own safety

  • Dealing with emergencies

  • Time management

  • Constant re-assessment

  • Route planning

  • Leaving no trace

 

Day Two

 

Put everything together and go for a summit!

 

Location to be determined.

 

Click Here for Equipment List


The registration process to attend this course will be:
a) you'll be placed on the Request List while we review your answers to the trip planning questions.
b) next, you're moved to the Waiting List where you'll pay online via the "Pay Now" button.[1] 
c) After that, you'll be added to each session's Confirmed List  and sent email notifications.
   [1] If you plan to pay by personal cheque, please contact the course organizer ASAP.

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A fun day for those who have never skied outside a resort and would like to pick up backcountry skiing this winter!
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