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Trip Information
Name: Ski Mountaineering
Starts: Sat Feb 20, 2021
Meetup:
Return: Sun Feb 21, 2021

Registration opens: Thu Jan 14, 2021
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
Profile info:
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Participant Information

***COVID19 Guidelines Compliance:  Participants MUST read and comply with BCMC Guidelines attached in the Trip Planning Forum, confirm both at time of sign up, and day of event  - they have completed the  BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool questionnaire at time of registration. ***

 Mandatory COVID 19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool : https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en

Once complete, email screen shot to organizer. 

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 $276.25 + GST (regular price for non-members: $325 + GST). 

 

Develop your "Ski Mountaineering" with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - Trip Advisor; Hall of Fame status,  beloved and trusted by BCMC members!

Course Details:

The first day is an intensive skills day where we introduce ski mountaineering techniques and skills. The second day is spent ski mountaineering. Each day skills will be practiced and fine-tuned.

At course completion, participants will have an excellent foundation for ski mountaineering.

Ski mountaineering is both an alpine and backcountry ski activity. Guaranteeing our course participants the highest level of expertise, only fully certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain and Ski Guides teach this course.

Prerequisites:

AST 1, Crevasse Rescue & 1 season of extensive backcountry experience.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet the guide at 8:15am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. The guide have everyone sign a waiver before leading a discussion about the current weather and avalanche conditions, the day's objectives, and perform an equipment check. The group will then head up the mountain.

The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief of the day as well as a lesson on how to create a ski mountaineering route plan as well as a discussion on the next day’s weather, avalanche forecasts and mountain conditions.

Day 2: Meet the guide at 8:15am at the Escape Route Alpine Demo Centre. The guide have everyone sign a waiver before leading a discussion about the current weather and avalanche conditions, the day's objectives, and perform an equipment check. The group will then head up the mountain.

The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief of the day, a course debrief, a Question and Answer and discussion of the next steps for all students.

Lift Ticket: A lift ticket is required for both days of this course. If you do not have a season pass/edge card you can purchase a backcountry lift ticket through MSAA for $59.00

Gear List:

A full equipment list will be sent after booking has been made.

Topics Covered:

• Introduction to ski mountaineering equipment

• Ascending/descending

• Belaying and rappelling, anchors

• Ski mountaineering objective

• Glacier travel & alpine hazard evaluation

 

• “Survival skiing” technique

 

Payment:

 

On-line Registration process:

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List

(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Course Online Payment on the left side of the page where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE using the promo code. Be sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List.

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details.

 

Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.

 

 

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