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Trip Information
Name: Intro to Basic Mountaineering
Starts: Sun Aug 06, 2017
Meetup: TBD; likely Whistler
Return: Mon Aug 07, 2017

Registration opens: Wed Jul 12, 2017
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 intended for folks who want to learn the basics of traveling on snow and ice in the mountains. Hiking and/or backpacking experience is an asset, as is a good level of fitness. This is the perfect opportunity to get ready for the upcoming summer mountaineering season!

This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $264 + GST (regular price for non-members: $399 + GST). This course will run with a minimum of 6 participants. Please note, a Whistler Blackcomb backcountry pass may be required for one or both of the days.

A more detailed course description and equipment list can be found here: https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/intro-to-basic-mountaineering-2/. Rental gear is available from MSAA if needed.

This course pairs perfectly with the Summer Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue course, also offered at a special price to BCMC members. You can take these two courses in either order.

To register for this course, follow these steps:
(1) Click "Join this Trip" on the left side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2) Click this link and follow the prompts to complete your payment on MSAA's secure booking site. Be sure to select Aug 6 in the drop down menu.
(3) Once your payment has been received and processed, you will be added to the Confirmed List
(4) Keep your eye on your email inbox for further updates. Logistics are typically sent out a few days before the course.

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