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BC Rocks: Part 1 – Skaha – June 15-17, 2019
June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$20
We are posting two trips that can be turned into one amazing Spring rock climbing trip in BC. Part 1 is taking place in Skaha Provincial Park in Penticton BC, the home of Ogopogo. This is being planned as a three day trip as there is an immense amount of rock to climb in the piece of paradise. Part 2 is in Revelstoke BC where the rock is less known but just as amazing.
THIS TRIP IS BEGINNER FRIENDLY. No prior climbing experience is required. This trip will be three days of climbing running Saturday June 15 to Monday June 17.
Registration will close on May 31, 2019 and participants will be notified shortly after. If the trip fills up prior to this date, registration will close as soon as it is full.
Participants will be responsible for their own accommodations. There is a ton of camping in the Penticton area along with a just as many hotel options.
Participants are responsible for their own gear. Gear requirements include climbing shoes, a harness, carabiner/ATC, and helmet. The club has a limited number of harnesses and helmets available at no cost to participants on a first come first served basis. A recommended packing list will be provided to confirmed trip participants.
Travel and Food
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Penticton and to the Skaha climbing area. There is an airport in both Penticton and Kelowna (about a 1 hour drive) should you want to fly. Alternately, people will typically carpool with other participants and this is usually arranged in the weeks leading up to the trip. If you are planning to do the second part of the BC Rocks adventure in Revelstoke, you may want to consider the driving option.
There is a $20 trip fee per participant. Please scroll all the way down to find the Register Now button.
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Trip Info & Guidelines
Guidelines For Trip Participants
All trips listed in the Great Plains Section’s trip schedule are coordinated by amateur volunteer hikers, skiers and climbers. When on a trip, participants must act in a manner that is safe and responsible and participants are expected to bring the equipment requested by the trip organizer. Participants should find out the requirements and demands of the trip well in advance by asking the organizer and researching the trip in guidebooks and other literature. You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.
Further guidelines for participants
- Be prepared to complete a Release of Liability (Waiver). Waiver Form
- You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.
- Sign up for trips that will challenge you, but are not beyond your abilities. If unsure, ask the trip organizer and tell them your experience and fitness level. People inexperienced in the mountains should start with easier trips.
- Learn about the trip before you attend (which route, number of kilometers, amount of vertical gain/loss, type of terrain, length of day, etc.).
- Give as much notice as possible to the trip organizer if you are unable to go on the trip. There are often waiting lists of other members who would like to go. If you do not provide enough notice of cancellation for your spot to be filled, your trip deposit will not be refunded.
- Ensure that you have the right equipment and that it is in good repair.
- For winter trips, ensure that you are using a digital avalanche transceiver and that it is in good working order. Single antenna/analog transceivers are not acceptable.
- Bring your helmet on all moderate and difficult scrambles and all climbing trips. Leaders may ask you to bring your helmet on certain ski trips as well.
- Be prepared to contribute to the trip and carry part of the group gear (ropes, etc.).
In addition to the liability coverage that the ACC provides for its members when they are participating in ACC activities, the ACC sells, through TuGoTM Travel Insurance, personal insurance for trips.
As a broker for TuGo, the ACC offers Emergency Medical Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance, Baggage Insurance and more. These policies are available to all Canadians travelling outside their home province within Canada as well as internationally.
If you require medical attention while you’re traveling outside of your home province, or outside of Canada, your provincial health care plan may not cover you. The ACC’s trip insurance covers air ambulance, emergency medical and many other medical expenses. Climbing, skiing and other backcountry accidents are not exempted (as they are with many insurers).
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