Ice Climbing 101 including gear rental and basic instruction

  • January 12, 2014 · 5:30 AM
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Note: If you are waitlisted it means you have not paid the deposit and/or you have not paid membership. You are guaranteed a spot if you do both.

Due to a prior commitment I am rescheduling the event to January 12th 2014. I was unable to book a date between Christmas and New Year so I apoligize if this has made it impossible for you to attend. All who have signed up are now on a waitlist and you will not be moved onto the event until you have a fully paid 2013/2014 membership(most fall into this catergory) and pay a non refundable $15 deposit. I require $150 deposit to book the event so I need at least 10 participants. We can bring more buts that's the minimum.  The remaining $50 plus GST is required on the day. Note the very early start time from Calgary as our day at the wall begins at 09:00 am and ends at 4:00pm. Its also a 6 hour + travel day. In the event of poor weather/travelling conditions I will have to negotiate with Frontier Lodge but I am not guaranteeing a refund.

 The largest person made(PC) ice wall in Alberta is at Frontier Lodge Nordegg. It is 15m high and has 6 faces, all top roped. It also has a nice wood stove to hang around while you are waiting your turn. I'd like to do a day  session on the wall with anyone, beginner to lead climber as a intoduction to this spectacular sport. More experienced members can work on their technique and skills on ice that is probably rated WI4. Everyone will also have an opportunity to do some ropework, climbing knots, rope coiling. We will also help beginners with belay basics.

Location:

Frontier Lodge near Nordegg.

Clothing is very important both to stay warm and dry. I suggest no cotton pants,  two pairs of snug fitting gloves and some heavier mitts too. Thermal underwear,fleece jacket and warmup parka/down jacket for when you are waiting or belaying.


Prerequisites:
Fully paid club membership 2013/2014

Pay non-refundable deposit $15 Balance $50 plus GST due on day.

Adventurous and courageous

Reasonably fit(Expect a workout.)


Cost

$65 full day(9:00am until 4:00pm) also includes gear rental  and basic instruction from Frontier Lodge climbing and outdoor staff.

You are welcome to bring and use your own gear however there will be no reduction available. The cost is a packaged program which includes instruction and use of the facilities. 

travel costs extra approx 500km return.

Deposit payment

http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Scrambling-and-Mountaineering-Club/dues

Please go here and change amount to $15  for members and $35 for non members.

You will be confirmed when both membership and deposit are paid. 




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  • Margaret

    Ladies I have organized a 101 session Feb 1 on the Banff ice wall. I had a cancellation so there is room for 1 more. Carpool Friday, overnight in Canmore, ice wall in Banff Saturday morning. $90 all in, includes breakfast and shared hotel accommodation (5 women). [masked]

    January 27, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    One final comment about deposits. As I mentioned in the promo details deposits are non refundable. We were actually charged for 15 even though 14 attended. I know one person did let me know that they could not attend but unfortunately I cannot refund them. Thank you all for paying promptly.

    January 14, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    Forgot about Brian. He drove too. Thanks for sticking with it Brian Great to see you again.

    January 13, 2014

    • Brian G.

      It was well worth the drive- Thanks Gerry for another great ice day, - enjoyed the enthusiasm of the group, and watching how fast everyone progressed was amazing.

      January 13, 2014

  • Maple L.

    It was so much fun! Thanks for being so supportive everyone :)

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Darryl

    Thanks Gerry. Great day, great people!!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    The crux of the day was the whiteout conditions on the drive to Red Deer. The accolades go to the drivers Mike, Tom and Gerry for getting us all sefely there and back. Definitely worth the drive. Great friendly staff and a very social gang really made it a special day.

    2 · January 13, 2014

  • Pavneet

    Super good. Thanks Gerry for organizing

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Nadia

    Wonderful day ! Thanks Gerry for organising it and it was lovely seeing everyone =)

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Nadia

    Wonderful day ! Thanks Gerry for organising it and it was lovely seeing everyone =)

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Tonia

    superb and epic event

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • Margaret

    10 stars Gerry! So much fun. Thanks for organizing everyone and driving, too. Good to see everyone today.

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Awesome day out there. Thanks for getting this all organized, Gerry!

    3 · January 12, 2014

  • casey

    I want to go to the meetup, but im stuck for getting down to shouldice from where I live. (citadel) if anyone can help me out by grabing me in the morning maybe before or after we meet and arrange the carpooling, It would really mean a lot to me. I don't have my license yet, otherwise I could drive and help carpool others. I can pay fuel too. that's no problem. my cell is (403) 992-2811. I shouldn't have left the arrangments last minute like this. thanks :)

    January 11, 2014

    • Mike S.

      I'll check this when I get up. My number just in case is[masked]

      January 11, 2014

    • casey

      Hi Mike, I did pay the fees yes, but ive decided to hold off bcause even getting a ride back was going to be a problem. I should not have left this for last minute. Gerry and Rochelle offered for a ride out there. but I don't want to inconvenience anyone either. its okay and I hope that I can go the next time something like this comes up. I really just have to get my license so I can use my car. pretty silly on my part.

      January 12, 2014

  • casey

    wont be able to make it tomorrow , cant get down to shouldice from where I live. apologies for the last minute notice. disappointed but don't know what to do. hopefully there will be other times for this. I was really looking forward to it.

    January 11, 2014

  • Alicia

    I will need a ride from shouldice as well. I will be there by 5:30

    January 10, 2014

  • Kai

    I will need a ride as well - does anyone still have room in a vehicle?

    January 10, 2014

    • Kai

      Yep, I can make it there

      January 10, 2014

    • Gerry R.

      Sorry I sent an email to you without checking here first. As long as you get to Shouldice on time you have a ride.

      January 10, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Gerry...I'm actually just north of Cochrane on Sunday- so I can drive straight out as its only 2 hrs and change from here.

    I only have 2 person vehicle anyways- so It free's a seat up in the carpool for someone

    January 10, 2014

    • Gerry R.

      See you at the lodge .

      January 10, 2014

  • Pavneet

    I will need a ride. I live in Kensington :-) Gas cost shared of course!

    January 3, 2014

    • Pavneet

      Yeah I can drive. Do you have winter tires? Would need them on that road

      January 6, 2014

    • Jenai L.

      yup I sure do :)

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Maple L.

    Just paid for membership and deposit! I'm soo excited :). Will rides be arranged later?

    December 18, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      Yes I'll arrange carpooling closer to the event.

      1 · December 18, 2013

    • Maple L.

      As an update, I can get a ride to the meetup Arena location, but I will need a ride to the ice climbing location :)

      January 6, 2014

  • Rochelle D.

    I officially have this day off now, if I pay all fees right away can I still attend? Also what are the odds I can bring a 11 year old to come try it out with me?

    January 5, 2014

  • danielwarwick240@gmail.com

    Stoked for this for sure.

    January 4, 2014

  • Jenai L.

    Hey Gerry, letting you know that I just made the payments for this event. Thanks a lot!

    December 30, 2013

  • Ana

    Hello....I'll make the payments tomorrow if you don't mind...I just don't want to miss it now that I found this opportunity !

    December 28, 2013

  • Alicia Z.

    Hi Gerry, I have made payment for club due n deposit. Can u please move me to the attending list? Thanks

    December 28, 2013

  • Gerry R.

    Ice Wall is booked for January 12th. All we need is favourable travel weather.

    2 · December 16, 2013

  • Tonia

    Hi Gerry,
    I just paid the deposit

    December 15, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Hey Gerry,

    I paid $35 all at once for the 2014 membership / deposit for this.

    December 14, 2013

  • Nadia

    Hey Gerry , I am trying to pay the £15 deposit but there is only an option for the £20 membership and i have already paid that couple of months ago ! Thanks

    December 8, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      Darned English keyboard rather than US/Canadian LOL

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Nadia

      hahahahahaha oh dear, I am still on the UK system ! I just completed my payment by the way . Thanks ^_^

      December 10, 2013

  • Carol

    Sorry I won't know if I can go until closer to the date, so I'll be a no at this stage.

    December 10, 2013

  • Margaret

    Would anyone be able to pick me up from Red Deer (or environs?). (deposit paid, already a member, looking forward to climbing and seeing some of you again!)

    December 9, 2013

    • Margaret

      sorry for all the messages. I can also get to Sundre :)

      December 9, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      We'll sort out your ride closer to the event.

      December 9, 2013

  • Pavneet

    Gerry, I paid the deposit few hours ago and I'm already a CSMC member. Excited for this event :-)

    December 8, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      Once I confirm I'll move you to the event.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Pavneet

    Thanks Gerry, I'll pay the deposit when I'm on the computer tonight

    December 8, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      Use our Dues Link It's Paypal or credit card.

      December 8, 2013

    • casey

      I can attend the Sunday Jan 12 as long as were back some time that afternoon. the whole day would be fun. Ive paid the dues for 2014 membership already, but how do we put in the 15? does that have to be by paypal as well?

      December 8, 2013

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