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Glacier School - G1 · Sat. Sep. 10th - Sun. Sep. 11th
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Organized by: Zack Wentz
Start: Saturday, Sep. 10th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 11th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Irving K. Barber Learning Ctr - Room 182Description:
It's about that time of year where you've worn all the skin off your fingers working on your 5.13 project, a lot of the fresh snow in the big mountains has melted, and you're starting to think about winter again. Or maybe you've been eyeing peaks like Mt. Baker, Garabaldi, the Tantalus Range, etc and wondered what basic skills you'd need to travel on big mountain glaciers. Whatever your motivation, we've got you covered!! Join me, as well as many other phenomenal and experienced VOC instructors to learn the basics of glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques.
Cirriculum will include: self-arrest, knots for mountaineering, basic hauling systems for rescue, traveling on a glacier, and much more! The full cirricullum information packet can be found here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/mediawiki/images/9/9a/2009_Glacier_School_Info_booklet.pdf
UPDATE: Prerequisites for this event include: -overnight backcountry camping experience, -backpacking experience, and -VOC Rock 2 or equivalent (anchor-building and introductory rock climbing skills). Attendance at the event without the proper prereqs is STRICTLY forbidden. If you do not have these prereqs, talk to Zack and he'll set up an appropriate trip for you. NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE AT A WRECK BEACH SESSION DISCUSSING SNOW ANCHORS AND CREVASSE RESCUE WILL ALSO COUNT AS A PREREQ.
As this is the annual introduction to glacier travel course taught in the VOC, it is VERY popular, and those who are interested should sign up as 'Committed' early. Signup for 'Committed' opens at 12:00am on Wenesday August 31st.
***In addition, if you have taken G1 before and feel VERY competent in your skills regarding basic crevasse rescue, knots, ascending ropes with prussiks, etc, then you're in luck - there's a great place for you as an instructor for G1! Note: most instructors are just that; experienced VOC members with no professional acccrediation or certification. I.e. they are not professional guides. Sign up at the bottom of the Wiki page if you wish to instruct!***
More information can be found on the attached Wiki page found here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Glacier_school_2016
And if you're still not convinced, learning the skills taught on G1 will allow you to participate on VOC trips that go to places like this:
Mt. Baker Sunrise. Photo Credit: Nathan Starzynski
Posted: 2016-08-02 19:02:36
Last modified: 2016-09-07 23:14:31