PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TRIP DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP!
This event is for paid CORA 2014 Members and CORA Organizers! Please sign up to the waitlist first.
This is NOT a First Aid Certification course!
• CORA Organizers no longer accept cash at the trailhead! In order to join this event you need to be a CORA 2014 member; there is no alternative. Payments are done online (the blue link on the left. Type the amount of payment in the box. Smart phones don't have this application, so you need to do this on a PC/Mac).
• Let's go out to K-Country (plausibly Burstall Pass), play, and do mock first-aid practice. We will create several realistic scenarios such as sprained ankle, broken arm/leg, allergy, asthma attack, chest pain, hypothermia, frostbite, dementia, cognitive impairment...anything you can imagine that may happen out there, we'll rehearse and practice first aid.
This event is specifically geared for CORA organizers but CORA 2014 members who have first aid training and want to practice are also welcome. You must have a first aid kit with you. For this particular mock first aid practice, your first aid kit should include the following (but not limited to):
- 2 x cling bandage, 1 x tensor bandage, 2 x sterile gauze, 2 x alcohol swab, aspirin/ibuprofen/tylonol, scissors, absorbent dressing, tweezers, emergency blanket, moleskin, blister kit, duct tape, vaseline/petroleum jelly, ziploc bag, paper and pencil, 3 x Pair of Nitrile Gloves.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), snowshoes, waterproof hiking boots, microspikes, gaiters, trekking poles, windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, headlamp, sunglasses, toque/beanie, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).
Additional Gear for Practice: Tarp, groundsheet, thermorest, ice axe, bivy sack, ski poles, extra layers.
Max: 16 people
Distance: 8-10km (roundtrip)
Elevation Gain: Variable
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours (only an estimate).
Difficulty: Strenuous hike on a snowy trail.
Skill level: A good level of fitness is required to do this outing.
Hazards: Mountains are clearly dangerous places! Make sure you have the required clothing, gear, toughness, and conditioning
Weather Conditions: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/kananaskis
Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at the trailhead, but as a convenience to the members, we will carpool in the designated city location
Please reimburse some gas $$ to your drivers.
• Do not wear the following: Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers, work boots), cotton layers, small running packs. These are not appropriate footwear for hiking in the mountains. If you happen to wear jeans and non-hiking footwear, you'll be sent to home in shame :)
Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to the trip. Keep in mind that this is not a dating service; you are either committed or not. Depending on your attitude, Friday late night cancellations may result in having a "no show" -- unless you come up with a very "juicy" excuse such as UFO abductions, alien invasion, flying boars, Metallica concert, or bad hair.
During the trip, you are expected to follow the trip organizer(s) and stick with the group. However, CORA trip organizer(s) are NOT certified mountain guides, but only experienced hikers volunteering and sharing their knowledge. As such, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment.
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO SIGN A TRIP WAIVER!
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