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Watch Rescue, Avalanche, Ski and Camping Workshops This Fall

The Alpine Club of Canada is presenting weekly workshops from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16

In preparation of the winter season the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is offering a series of workshops on Wednesday evenings. In accordance with current health concerns, the workshops will be livestreamed on Youtube.

The workshops will be presented by Doug Latimer, the ACC’s lead winter guide. The program will be about 45 minutes in length and is then open for participants to ask questions via live chat. Everyone is welcome.

The livestreams are at 7:30 p.m. MST on Wednesday evenings.

Introduction to Ski Touring

With the pandemic limiting travel options there has been an explosion in interest with outdoor activities and sports. This is a primer to help you plan a safer and more enjoyable day in the mountains, with an emphasis on ski touring. Wed. Nov. 25


Avalanche Safety 101

Avalanches are a part of life when spending time in the mountains in winter. This is an introduction to understanding some of the basics of avalanche safety and planning appropriate trips based on the avalanche hazard. Wed. Dec. 2.

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

Of all the winter mountains skills, safe glacier travel and basic crevasse rescue is often the one with the most confusion and uncertainty surrounding it. This is an introduction to the new standards and best practices now being taught by the ACC. Wed. Dec. 9.

Winter Camping

Everyone loves to hate winter camping, but given the current pandemic, this could prove to be a very useful endeavour for the more adventurous among us. Travelling with your select group, the limitations and restrictions of huts and campgrounds disappear. There is no limit to what you can explore. Wed. Dec. 16.