Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
NOTE: Public courses and guiding were suspended for summer 2022 due to continuing issues related to COVID. We hope to return to a more normal schedule in 2024.
This letter will serve to introduce you to the High Angle Rescue Dynamics - Level One - Pro Course you expressed interest in. The date for the courses this year are TBA (Tuesday - Sunday). The cost of the course is $840 per person including GST. In 2017 the course length was increased by one day to accommodate introducing several new items of equipment as well as pickoffs.
In order for you to be confirmed on the course you must first complete the personal information form, then read, understand and sign the waiver. You will then need to mail or email those completed forms in. You will then be billed for the course fees.
If you have not paid, your spot is NOT yet confirmed. We reserve the right to cancel the course in the event of severe weather or low enrollment. Should this happen, your course fees will be refunded. See our website for complete cancellation policies and procedures.
A $100 non refundable, non transferable deposit will be required to hold each spot and full payment is required no later than eight weeks prior to course commencement.
Should less than four persons sign up for the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course. We also reserve the right to cancel the course in the event of severe weather. Should this happen, your course fees will be refunded.
A sample course outline is included with this letter. Instruction takes place on rock cliffs and slabs in the Front Ranges in and around Jasper National Park (midway between Hinton and Jasper, Alberta). We will provide instruction and all the technical climbing equipment including hardware, ropes, helmets and harnesses. (If you own your own gear, feel free to bring it. It is best not to buy any new equipment until after the course is over, as you will make better purchasing decisions after you have tried out various items in the field.) We DO NOT provide boots, day pack or clothing.
Proper climbing or work boots with a Vibram® or lug sole are a must. Be sure your clothing can handle the changes in mountain environment, including heat, cold, wind, rain (or snow?), sun and insects. September can be a very cold month and an early season snow storm is not unheard of. We are outside all day on most days, and the course will proceed in all but the most severe weather. Expect days to be long with the possibility of an occasional evening session. The basic equipment list may help you to prepare for the course.
You must have a valid Park Vehicle Pass or Personal Pass to attend this course, as we are traveling in National Park areas. Be sure to purchase one when you first enter the Park if you do not already have one.
You are responsible for your own meals, accommodation and transportation for the entire course. Bring a bag lunch and water or other drinks for each day of the course, as we do not return to our vehicles for lunch.
The meeting time and place for the course is 8:00 am on the first day at a location TBA.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WAIVERS: Our insurer requires that we have a two part process for using and administering waivers. If you sign up by mail or email you must included a signed and witnessed waiver as part of your application for all courses. You will also be required to sign a second full colour paper copy of the waiver in the presence of one of our staff members. There are no exceptions.
Further details will be provided upon your registration. If you have any further questions, please call or email us.
If you have any further questions, please call or email us.
Cyril Shokoples IFMGA
Chief Instructor / Mountain Guide
RESCUE ONE - SPECIAL PRO SESSION:
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DAY 1 Foundations
DAY 2 Systems
DAY 3 Systems
DAY 4 Scenarios & Systems
DAY 5 Pick-offs
DAY 6 Final Scenarios & Examinations
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Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5