*PAST EVENT* (AB) Intro to Ice Climbing
Sponsored by Parks Canada. Event supported by Arc’teryx Alberta.
We love our allies, but due to very limited space, this event is for BIPoC only.
Very important information:
Preparation for this event is key. Please make sure you have appropriate clothing and mindset to stay warm and positive in the cold. We ask you to make sure you are able to join as the space is very limited. At the same time, we encourage you to try something new.
The climbing will be supervised by professional guides, and climbing equipment will be provided.
Due to the specifics of the weather conditions required, the event may be canceled last moment (refunds will be issued).
Bring a hard-shell jacket (Goretex style) and several layers (minimum 3)of insulation from long underwear to your puffiest puffy jacket (Down or Synthetic). Wool/fleece sweaters are a good mid-layer. You will be doing a lot of moving (cardio) then stopping so layering is key. Toque or Balaclava is essential.
Bring at least 2 pairs of winter gloves – One pair can be mitts. If it’s milder, you can use one thinner pair of gloves (like garden gloves or “work gloves”). If you get cold easily, consider chemical hand-warming packets.
“Ski” socks are the best, bulky wool socks bunch up and actually make your feet colder
Plenty of rich nutritious food! You will burn lots of calories just staying warm. An insulated Thermos (or even two!) of your favorite hot beverage or soup is STRONGLY recommended. You likely won’t be motivated to drink icy, cold water. Hot drinks will help keep you warm and happy!!!
Use of all climbing equipment is provided at no extra charge.
** Please arrive on time, and respect time, effort and work that is put into organizing this event.
With the increased spread of Omicron and in accordance with Provincial Health orders, all participants must be double vaccinated and show proof of vaccination in order to participate in our events so we can do our part to keep everyone as safe as possible and allow us to continue to hold events.
Participants must also wear mask when indoors, at all times and outdoors when we cannot stay 6 ft or more a part.
If you are feeling any flu-like symptoms before the event, please stay home.
Photo & Video Release Consent:
By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any portion of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without any more compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you.
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