Date: Jun 14, 2019 to Jun 16, 2019

Time: All Day

Category: Education

Cost: 75$  (Must have an active ACC-VI Membership to join this workshop)

Contact: Education

Meeting location: 5040 Hut Trailhead

Meeting time: Friday June 14, 2019


This ACC-led workshop is intended to introduce beginners to elements of non-glaciated mountaineering. Trip participants will practice the basic skills needed to climb and descend the occasional pitch of steep spring/summer snow, and to practice rappelling in mountain terrain.

Workshop philosophy: Chill. The goal is to practice skills in a beautiful setting vs. crushing routes. We’ll take our time, and split up into rope teams based on comfort and skill level.

This workshop will consist of two separate trips:

Crag & Classroom session – Saturday June 8th

Fleming Beach (Victoria)

  • The crag day is to get to know each other, to discuss ropes, gear, knots, and to practice rappelling at the crag. This day long session will be mandatory in order to prepare for the following long weekend.

Friday 14 June – Sunday 16 June

Weekend in the Mountains (5040 Hut, near Port Alberni)

  • Learning how to climb steep snow using a combination of mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and rope & protection systems.

Gear Needed: Mountaineering Boots, Mountaineering Axe, Crampons, Harness, Rappel Device.

Max Participants: 9 Max