We have gear that members can rent for trips.

  • Most items are $5.00 per weekend and $10.00 per week with the exception of transceivers and tents which are $10.00 per weekend and $20.00 per week.
  • Payment in advance and in some cases a deposit of $20 cash per item is required together also with a signed release of liability.
  • There is no rental charge for equipment taken out by trip leaders on training exercises.
  • Early reservations are recommended.
  • If a reservation is not cancelled by at least 24 hours notice to the Gear Manager the rental will be a debt owing to the Club, subject to the discretion of the Gear Manager in exceptional circumstances, and no further gear will be rented to the member until the debt is paid.
  • Scheduled club trips hold priority over non-scheduled trips and may bump reservations for non-scheduled trips.
  • There will be a $5.00 per day late charge if the rental is overdue by more than 24 hours.

Where do I pick up gear?

Most of the equipment is stored with the Gear Manager in Saanichton. Please arrange to have the gear picked up at his house.

Mike Hubbard:250-652-3930, cell 250-888-8370, email (gear@accvi.ca)

Live up island? You can rent a transceiver/avi-kit from Clarke Gourlay (treasurer@accvi.ca).

What gear is available?

This list was last updated in 2014.

  • Belay Device – 1 Clog figure of 8.

  • Bivvy Bags -3.

  • Crampons – 5 Grivel Adjustable, 2 miscellaneous strap on, 1 pair instep.

  • First Aid Kit. Large and suitable for fly in Camps only.

  • Food dehydrator and trays.

  • Gaiters – 1 pair.

  • Harnesses – 7 adult, 2 kid’s  (harnesses can only be taken by trip leaders).

  • Helmets – 5 adult, 2 kid’s.

  • Ice axes -15.

  • Ice tools – 5.

  • Packs – 1 exterior frame.

  • Personal Locator Beacon (can be taken out only by trip leaders).

  • Pickets – 5 aluminum.

  • Probes – 10.

  • Pulley – 1.

  • Radios – 5 Uniden CB radios for use on club trips only.

  • Rock shoes – 1 pair size 8.

  • Rock gear – miscellaneous antique pitons, hammers, nuts etc.

  • Ropes – 4 8.5mm (2 are only 30m), 2 11mm ( ropes can only be taken out by trip leaders) .

  • Shears – 1 brush pruning shear.

  • Skis – 160 cm Voelkl  Tele Skis with skins

  • Skis – 185 cm K2 Tele 3 pin binding

  • Skis – 190 cm Atomic Black Diamond Sky Hoy binding (Tele)

  • Skis – 205 cm Trak X country with 3 pin bindings , size 9 ½ boots and skins.

  • Skis – 210 cm Rossignol Fishscale X country 3 pin bindings.

  • Ski Boots  – 1 pair size 8.5 Ladies Plastic Tele boots

  • Ski Boots – I pair size 46 X country 3 pin boots.

  • Ski Boots – I pair Scarpa Plastic size 11 tele boots.

  • Snow Anchors – 4 .

  • Snow saw – 1.

  • Snow shovels – 9.

  • Snow shoes – 3 sets.

  • Tent – 1 four-person, 2 Mountain Hardware Space Station 6m Dome tents.

  • Transceivers – 10 Arva 3 antenna digital transceivers ( 8 in Victoria 2 in Courtenay) .

  • Transceivers – 2 Trackers.

  • Wands – 40 Bamboo.

  • Waxes – miscellaneous.