*PAST EVENT – (AB) Intro to Ice climbing in Canmore area
About this Event
We love our allies, but due to very limited space, this event is for BIPoC only.
Space is extremely limited so please do not buy multiple tickets and give other people a chance to come to this event.
Very important information:
Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, we can not organize car-pooling. You have to plan your ride yourself – drive or have someone drive you.
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 (only 6 participants ). 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. We will send all participants an email upon registration to obtain shoe and harness sizes to get the equipment needed for everyone.
** Please arrive on time, and respect time, effort and work that is put into organizing this event.
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