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Refresher to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Social Climbing Event

Howdy there Everyone,

So since the first Course filled up so fast. I will be hosting ANOTHER Refresher course. JUNE 1ST!

Please note: This is NOT an INTRO to Outdoor Rock climbing.  We will Expect everyone to have some experience

Refresher to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Social Climbing event –FREE for past MSA patrons or $40.00

This course is being hosted by Mountain Skills Academy and instructed by
ACMG guides at a local outdoor climbing area. Venue runs rain or shine.

Intended for anyone that has climbed outdoors before, the course will review important climbing skills and safety. 

The refresher is being offered in view of last year’s tragic climbing accidents. The accidents were related to threading the anchor and rappelling. These skills and more will be covered, including tips to improve your climbing and it’s a great social climbing outing as well. Top ropes will be setup on several routes with different grades.

Details of the course:
Cost: $40.00 + gst
(This will be waved if you are have taken a course/trip with MSA previously)

Dates: June 1st 2013

Canmore/Banff area

Course topics: Assessing anchors, Setting up and cleaning anchors, Rappelling, Hazard Management, Climbing Technique

Rest of the day will be spent practicing and climbing on routes under the supervision of your guide.

Equipment: Rock Shoes
Belay Device (Gri-Gri/ ATC's)
2 Locking Carabiners
Chalk Bag
Personal Gear: Warm Layers
Rain Jacket
Sunglasses and Sunscreen
Sturdy Hiking Shoes or Boots
Minimum 30L Pack to carry all your own gear

Your guide will provide the rest of the gear for the Refresher/Social Climbing. Feel free of course to bring your own rope and draws to set up other routes. 

Please Contact me if you have any questions. Also we will have to Limit how many people can attend each event. Depending on the turn out I would like to offer more of these courses. through out the summer.

Mikey Stevenson
Email: [masked]

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  • Maya

    Great session! Excellent coaching style, very detailed explanations, and lots of scenarios. HUGE thank you to Eric and Mikey!

    June 4, 2013

  • Mikey

    From Eric and I,

    Thank you to everyone that made it. We had a great time.

    Keep your eyes open for more courses like this also events

    June 3, 2013

  • Walid H.

    Great event. Highly skilled guide/coach/instructors Eric & Mikey. The day was full of learning, climbing and fun. Kudos ....

    June 3, 2013

  • Mikey

    Hey we will be going to grassi! Please call of you need any thing. If your running late, extra.

    June 1, 2013

  • yolanda

    I think we should meet at 7. I'm still going. Are you all still going?

    May 31, 2013

    • Hung D.

      I will meet you there, what is your number?

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Cochrane if anyone wants to carpool! If people are driving solo from Calgary we could meet at the PetroCan on the TransCanada and go together from there.

    May 30, 2013

  • Hung D.

    What time will we be done for this event. I have social event at 6.

    May 30, 2013

    • Mikey

      Should be done 4/5 unless people want to stay later. If you have to be back i would drive or talk to the people your car pooling with to see when there willing to stay untill

      May 30, 2013

    • Hung D.

      Disregard last message, I can come back whenever.

      May 30, 2013

  • Mikey

    Warning! Please dress for the weather. Bring some warmer cloths just incase. Also Hard Shells!

    May 30, 2013

  • Mikey

    I would just like to say. Eric and I are looking forward to Meeting all of you if we havent already. Maybe working with some or all of you again in other courses.


    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Leo

    You guys have fun!

    May 26, 2013

  • Hung D.

    Anyone wants to carpool?

    May 24, 2013

  • Lyla H.

    Hi! Just wondering if an intro to outdoor rock climbing course will be organized anytime in the near future?

    May 12, 2013

    • Mikey

      If you would like to take a Intro to rock course. Please visit­m , i will be also hosting a few through out the summer. But not till atleast mid / end June.

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Walid H.

    My wife will come if this is ok "Diana"

    May 5, 2013

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