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Summer Skills Courses for KMC Members
2017 Season

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club is subsidizing these courses to the amount of $25 per member. Please note we have a $75 course subsidy limit for any one member per calendar year.

Volunteer trip organizers will receive an additional subsidy of $25 over and above the regular member $25 discount, already included in the posted rates. To qualify, you must have organized at least 4 trips in the past year. This program recognizes the importance of all trip organizers within our club. If you think you qualify, please contact Peter at school@kootenaymountaineeringclub.ca first for an approval.

Day Mountaineering Skills Series June 3, 4 - 2017

The Day Mountaineering Skills Series is for members interested in acquiring or refreshing specific mountaineering skills. You will learn modern mountaineering skills from qualified instructors in a safe environment. For more information: http://summitmountainguides.com/courses/p/day_skills_series/

June 3, 2017: Ice Axe & Crampon use, Movement skills & Rope handling

June 4, 2017: Crevasse Rescue, Snow & Ice Anchors

Register by sending an email to Peter at school@kootenaymountaineeringclub.ca and we will send you a registration form and payment instructions.

Price includes use of rope use and all technical equipment, but does not include personal equipment or your food/transportation. Mountaineering equipment (ice axe, crampons, helmet, harness, prussix, carabiners) *SMG rental $30/day

KMC member rate $95.00 per each skills day (minimum group of six required)

There is a possibility to add a third Day Skills course if there is sufficient KMC interest: Mountain Leadership & Hazard Management. Please contact Peter at school@kootenaymountaineeringclub.ca if you are interested in taking it. ($95.00 member rate)

Itinerary:

June 3, 2017: Ice Axe & Crampon use, Movement skills & Rope handling

  • 8:00 AM meeting at local practice site
  • Welcome, introduction, goals & agenda
  • Issue of required gear
  • Movement skills on mixed, snow & ice terrain
  • Ice axe and crampon use
  • Self arrest practice
  • Rope handling for snow & glacier travel
  • Course debrief and wrap-up by 4:30pm

June 4, 2017: Crevasse Rescue and Snow & Ice Anchors

  • 8:00 AM meeting at local practice site
  • Review of relevant skills & glacier morphology
  • Glacier travel & roping up
  • Introduction to snow & ice anchors
  • Snow & ice anchor construction practice
  • Crevasse rescue fundamentals theory & practice
  • Rope ascending practice
  • Additional skills if time permits
  • Course debrief and wrap-up by 4:30pm

Introduction to Rock Climbing Two day program exclusive to KMC members

June 17, 2017: On the first day you will learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing.

June 18, 2017: On the second day, you will learn personalized movement skills, basic anchor construction and rappelling while climbing as much rock as possible.

KMC member rate $150.00 (minimum group of six required)

Itinerary:

  • 8:00 AM meeting at local climbing site
  • Welcome, introduction, goals & agenda
  • Issue of required gear
  • Intro to common rock climbing equipment
  • Movement skills intro and bouldering
  • Basic knots, belaying, rope handling and commands
  • Rock climbing with the safety of a rope
  • Integration of movement skills while roped climbing
  • Climbing different routes
  • On the 2nd day, we will introduce lead belaying, rappelling and basic anchor construction
  • Course debrief and wrap-up by 4:30pm

For more information: http://summitmountainguides.com/courses/p/intro_to_rock_climbing/

Register by sending an email to Peter at school@kootenaymountaineeringclub.ca and we will send you a registration form and payment instructions.