Rescue Dynamics
5109 - 17A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
phone (780) 461 - 5040 voice / fax

The winter 2013/2014 courses are now all completed. The summer 2014 course schedule is now online. The winter 2014/2015 program is not yet finalized. Please check the Rescue Dynamics webite at at a later date for future updates. The following form letter provides typical information for this course:


This letter will serve to introduce you to the Intermediate Waterfall Ice Climbing Course. The dates for the courses are February 11, 12 or February 18, 18, 2012. The cost of the course in 2012 was $315.00 including GST subject to change. In order for you to be confirmed on the course you must prepay the course fee, complete the personal information form, then read, understand and sign the waiver. The waiver must be witnessed by someone other than a family member. Cheques should be made payable to Rescue Dynamics. If you have not paid, your spot is NOT yet confirmed. Booking and cancellation information is on the attached sheet. 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.

You have the option of adding a third day for another guided waterfall ice ascent for an additional $315.00 including GST. You can also take the Basic and Intermediate courses back to back to make the "Complete Introduction to Waterfall Ice".

The course introduces you to skills required to safely undertake multi-pitch ice climbs and to begin leading straightforward ice climbs with an experienced partner. The instruction for this course takes place in David Thompson Country, west of Nordegg. A free guidebook to the ice climbs in the area is on our website.

We will provide instruction and all the technical climbing equipment including hardware, crampons, ice axes, ropes, helmets and harnesses. If you own your own gear, feel free to bring it if you wish. We DO NOT provide climbing boots, or clothing. Plastic mountaineering boots are best and can be rented from MEC in Edmonton, Gravity Gear in Jasper or various outlets in Calgary and Banff. Be sure your clothing can handle the changes in mountain environment, including extreme cold, wind, snow or rain? and even bright sun. Ice is a very wet environment and spare gloves / mitts are a must. We are outside all day on both days, and the course will proceed in all but the most severe weather. The course equipment list may help you to prepare for the course. You are responsible for your own meals, accommodation and transportation for the entire course. Be sure to prepare a bag lunch and bring water or other drinks for each day of the course, as we do not return to the vehicles for lunch. A good lightweight thermos is often handy.

The meeting time and place for the course is 8:00 am on the first day at the Shunda Creek Hostel. You should be finished breakfast and completely ready to go at that time. Course participants should book to stay at the hostel which has modern facilities including showers and a hot tub (bathing suit required.) Hostel bookings can be made at the Shunda Creek Hostel at (403) 721-2140.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.


Cyril Shokoples IFMGA
Chief Instructor / Mountain Guide

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Rescue Dynamics
5109 - 17A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada T6L 1K5
phone (780) 461 - 5040
Last updated Saturday, April 26, 2014