Great Plains Start of Summer Climbing Trip
June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm$50
Let’s kick off the summer climbing season! We are offering section members an opportunity to
go rock climbing this June (Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4). We will be based out of
Banff/Canmore, AB. Climbing is weather dependent, therefore the leaders may decide to cancel
the trip the week prior due to poor weather conditions.
THIS TRIP IS BEGINNER FRIENDLY. No prior climbing experience is required. The trip is
currently capped at 12 participants. (Participant number may increase based on participant
Campsites will be reserved at Tunnel Mountain Campground for those wishing to stay with the
group. Fees for this will be split equally amongst those camping, and will be collected at the time
of the trip. For those not wishing to stay with the group, you will be responsible for arranging
your own accommodations.
Participants are responsible for bringing or requesting to borrow personal gear, this includes:
● Climbing shoes
● Climbing harness
● Carabiner and belay device
● Climbing helmet
The club has a limited number of harnesses and helmets available to borrow at no cost to
participants on a first come first served basis. Please indicate on your trip application if you wish
to borrow club gear. A recommended packing list will be provided to confirmed trip participants.
The club will provide ropes, quickdraws, and anchors for group climbing.
Travel and Food
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Banff/Canmore and to the climbing
areas. People will typically carpool with other participants and this is usually arranged in the
weeks leading up to the trip. We will do our best to connect people searching for carpool
This trip is open to participants 18 years of age and older. Participants must have a current ACC
Great Plains Section membership. Age exceptions may be made at the discretion of the
leaders, so please feel free to apply if you are not in this age category, and your application will
be reviewed and considered. Sign up will be on a first come first served basis at the discretion
of the trip leaders.
Trip cost will be $50 per person. This does not include campsite fees or any food/transportation.
Trip Sign Up information
If interested, please send the following information to Sabrina Heywood at email@example.com.
- First and Last Name
- ACC Membership Number (must be Great Plains registered)
- Rock climbing experience
- Indications if you would like to camp at Tunnel
- Any gear you would like to borrow (helmet, harness, etc.)
Successful trip applicant confirmations will be sent out within the week after application.
Questions on this trip can be sent to Sabrina Heywood
Further trip details will be circulated once participants are confirmed.
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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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