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Courses - Teaching and Learning Committee

As a participant on section trips and camps we all have the responsibility to be educated in mountain safety and proper climbing/skiing techniques. The section wants to promote safe and enjoyable mountain experiences for all members and has therefore put together an assortment of courses this season. The Calgary section has the Training and Leadershiping committee headed by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) which is dedicated in putting on as many courses as there is demand. Courses are typically posted on the Event Schedule.

The section has also a few course providers that offer their regularly scheduled courses at a discounted rate for section members. A variety of courses are offered through Custom Outdoor Experience Guiding, Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Take advantage of the savings and the opportunity to develop your skills on a course with like minded people in the Calgary Section. You register directly through the respective companies, but will be asked for your membership number, so ensure that you have it handy. 

In addition there are several opportunities for active section leaders to apply to participate in uunique Alpine Club of Canada leadership courses. If you have been active as a leader and/or volunteer in the Alpine Club then this is your chance to hone your skills with the help of world-class guides in a world-class setting! See below for more details. 

Be more confident and competent in the mountains, take a course!

Alpine Club Leadership Courses

The North Face - ACC Winter Leadership Training Course

Dates: March 28 to April 5, 2014.
Deadlinee to apply to the Calgary Section for endorsement and/or funding is Winter 2014 TNF - by October 15th 2013
Amateur Leaders are the backbone of the Alpine Club - providing beginner, intermediate, and advanced trips to other members, and allowing Sections to boast broad and varied trip schedules.
With the support of The North Face, each year we run summer and winter training courses for amateur leaders from across the country in recognition of the tireless work these volunteers do and their need for high quality training. The main goal of the course is to help members who are already leading trips become better, stronger, and safer leaders for the Sections and for National Camps.
At a course cost of only $895 plus GST, participant fees are already subsidized by The North Face and the Alpine Club of Canada and a commitment for a return to the Club in volunteer energy will be sought from all members who attend.  Participants are required to be endorsed by their ACC Section. In addition the Calgary Section provides a subsidy of $450 to selected participants making the final cost of the course $489, which is truly exceptional value for such a first rate course.
The focus of this course will be to identify and exercise key skill sets for winter mountain leadership situations. This course is set in the midst of one of the most demanding places amateur leaders can find themselves. Eight days of adventure, planning, and practice will develop each individual's capabilities covering a broad range of hard and soft leadership skills.  For more information, see: http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/activities/trips2013/winter/tnf.html
The TNF Winter Course will be based out of the Lake Louise Alpine Centre from March 28 to April 5, 2014.
Please email Andy Strangemann, Training and Leadership Chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your submission of the complete application information.

Dates: January 23-31, 2016.

Location: Based out of the Lake Louise hostel

Deadlinee to apply to the Calgary Section for endorsement and/or funding for Winter 2016 TNF is October 15th, 2015

Amateur Leaders are the backbone of the Alpine Club - providing beginner, intermediate, and advanced trips to other members, and allowing Sections to boast broad and varied trip schedules.

With the support of The North Face, each year we run summer and winter training courses for amateur leaders from across the country in recognition of the tireless work these volunteers do and their need for high quality training. The main goal of the course is to help members who are already leading trips become better, stronger, and safer leaders for the Sections and for National Camps.

At a course cost of only $995 plus GST, participant fees are already subsidized by The North Face and the Alpine Club of Canada and a commitment for a return to the Club in volunteer energy will be sought from all members who attend.  Participants are required to be endorsed by their ACC Section. In addition the Calgary Section provides a subsidy of $450 to selected participants making the final cost of the course $589, which is truly exceptional value for such a first rate course.

The main goal of the course is to help members who are already leading trips become better, stronger, and safer leaders for the Sections and for National Camps. The course will cover a broad range of hard and soft leadership skills with the focus on the following:

  • planning and management of ski trips and traverses;
  • snow safety and terrain evaluation;
  • route planning, selection and finding;
  • decision making in avalanche terrain;
  • glacier travel and navigation;
  • crevasse rescue systems;
  • group dynamics, interaction and management; and
  • emergency situation management.

The goals of this course will be to identify and exercise key skill sets for winter mountain leadership situations. The terrain and access that the Canadian Rockies has at it's finger tips make it a world class destination.With the skills you will be taught throughout this course, this location allows them to be transferred to many different areas and types of terrain. Between Banff, Golden and Jasper, the number of mountains and ski areas are to numerous to count. Depending on the day and conditions, terrain can and will be found too challenge all levels of participants. Seven days of adventure, planning, and practice will develop each individual's capabilities covering a broad range of hard and soft leadership skills.  For more information, see:

http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/adventures/leadership-training/tnf-leadership-program-winter-2016/

The TNF Winter Course will be based out of the Lake Louise Alpine Centre from January 23-31, 2016.

Please email Andy Strangemann, Training and Leadership Chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your submission of the complete application information.

Commercial Guides

Yamnuska Inc.

http://www.yamnuska.com

To book on one of Yamnuska's programs go to http://www.yamnuska.com/bookinginformation.shtml Please note that regular Yamnuska Inc. booking conditions and cancellation policies will apply to Club members, these can also be viewed on this page. You can also call Yamnuska Inc. at 403-678-4164 during business hours to book. ACC members receive a 10% discount on courses offered by Yamnuska.

See below for detailed course information with prices and logistical information (subject to change and website has priority over hardcopy). For the most up-to-date information, refer to Yamnuska website at:http://www.yamnuska.com/calgaryrockymtnsection.shtml or call Yamnuska Inc. at 403-678-4164.

Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine

www.adventuremed.ca

Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine is a dynamic and innovative company, dedicated to being the leading authority on adventure medicine, wild-land rescue and outdoor safety. They maintain themselves as a small company by design. This allows them to adapt their programs efficiently, in order to adjust the relevance of the content to meet their clients' needs.

For more detail and the most up-to-date information, go to the Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine website at:http://www.adventuremed.ca/calendar.htm

ACC Calgary Section members will get a 10% discount from the price posted on the website. For inquiries, please call Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine at 949-2632 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To register contact the University of Calgary Outdoor Program Centre at 220 5038 or Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine at 949 2632 ore  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or log on to our website shown above.

Custom Outdoor Experience Guiding

http://www.coe.ca/guiding/guides/guides.htm

Custom Outdoor Experience Guiding is done by ACMG Alpine Guide Mike Adolph and Assistant Alpine Guide Jay Mills. Additional ACMG guides may be contracted as required.

Mike and Jay have been climbing and guiding partners for almost ten years and have made a number of difficult ascents together including a number of first ascents. They have extensive guiding experience on all types of terrain. Years spent teaching skills courses to adults and youth have made them skilled instructors who are keen to pass on their knowledge.

Sheiling Mountain Lodge (Custom Outdoor Experience)

http://www.coe.ca

Sheiling Mountain Lodge is well known by all those who have attended the famous Nordegg Ice weekend. Custom Outdoor Experience (COE) is a guiding company operating out of the Sheiling Mountain Lodge. COE offers "Intro to Rock Climbing" and a "Sport Climbing course" at a discount rate for Alpine Club Members. Each are specially priced at $240 (incl. GST). The cost includes, meals, accommodation, transportation (on the guided day), guiding and equipment. This is 20% cheaper than their regularly scheduled course, which are open to anyone. The dates for the discounted courses are posted on the web at:http://www.coe.ca/guiding/clubtrips.htm .

On their regularly scheduled 2 and 3-day courses, club members get a 5% discount by showing their membership card. Regularly priced courses are on the web at http://www.coe.ca/guiding/clubtrips.htm