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April 2019

Escaping the Belay – April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Regina Climbing Centre Canada + Google Map

This course will teach you how to effectively and safely escape the belay. There is no cost tp the is course other than regular Regina Climbing Center entry and rental fees. An ACC Great Plains membership is required. Registration is required.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - April 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Sheldon Williams Collegiate, 2601 Coronation Street
Regina, SK Canada
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Join us for two nights of action packed movie adventure. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available from Fresh Air Experience or the Regina Climbing Centre. There will be a canteen selling popcorn, drinks and snacks with proceeds going to the Sheldon Williams Outdoor Club.

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May 2019

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Rock Climbing Trip: May Long in South Dakota

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Black Hills, SD, USA

Ahhhh. May long weekend. The symbol of summer in Canada. But, sometimes Canada's weather has a mind of it's own this time of year. Join us this May long in the sunny Black Hills of South Dakota. The weather tends to be warm and sunny and the climbing is some of the best around. Check out the details below: This year we will be offering section members an opportunity to go rock climbing on the May long weekend (Saturday May…

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June 2019

BC Rocks: Part 1 – Skaha – June 15-17, 2019

June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Penticton BC Canada

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…

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Respect The Mountains: Wascana Trails Maintenance Day

June 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wascana Trails, SK

Join your ACC Great Plains Section participating with all ACC Sections, Canada Wide, on June 15 for Respect The Mountains. This initiative is a UIAA brainchild and forms part of its commitment to sustainability and mountain protection. I aims to raise awareness about sustainable environmental and socio-cultural practices while setting an example and spreading the word in the outdoor community. The ACC Great Plains section will be doing trail maintenance on our "mini mountains trails". We will meet at Wascana…

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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.).
Personal Insurance

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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