SPOTS RESERVED for Edmonton Section Participants on Calgary Section Ice Review 2019

Dear Edmonton Section,

We have reserved several spots for your members who would be interested in attending the Calgary Section Ice Review in January. Ice Review is a big gathering early in the season for people to brush up on rusty skills, for beginners to get some mentorship, and for folks to find partners for the season. If you are interested, please email annedrewpotter@gmail.com directly BY OCT 20. Please indicate your experience level, particularly if you are willing to lead or help run a TR crag.

We've booked out the Nordegg Hostel to try out a more luxurious ice review this year. This means bunk beds (some double beds) in small rooms (5 per room), hot water, sauna, fire pit, large kitchen & common areas for our evening meals. Lots of space to dry gear overnight. There are several great beginner climbing areas as well as a number of multi-pitch and harder routes. Icefield Parkway climbs are also accessible from this base. Ice Review is a season-opener. It is an opportunity for beginners to get their feet under them and receive some mentorship, for members to socialize, join one- another on climbs, and practice skills. Reservation cost is $120 per person for the weekend, including a group meal/drinks on Saturday and lodging for both Friday and Saturday nights. Trip leaders will be eligible for subsidy to this cost based on the number of participants they can accommodate on their trips.


PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Reservations Amount is $120 create an email transfer to treasurer@acccalgary.ca EVERYONE SHOULD USE THE SAME PASSWORD: "parker" Payment deadline is Nov. 30. But we may fill up before then, and it will be first come-first serve (unless we need extra leaders). When you make payment please ALSO email confirmation to both treasurer@acccalgary.ca and annedrewpotter@gmail.com that you have paid for ice review. Thank you! HOW THE $$ WILL WORK: Once payment is collected, we will 1. pay the hostel booking 2. pay for food for the Saturday night meal 3. provide subsidies to trip leaders/mentors and organizers 4. reimburse excess funds to participants in cash at the event


IF you & a partner are interested in/can use one of the double beds (there are several in the hostel) please EMAIL ME DIRECTLY to let me know: annedrewpotter@gmail.com I believe most of the rooms, including those with double beds accomodate around 5-7 people. ********LEADING/COORDINATING CLIMBS********** IF you expect you may be leading a climb, or willing to run a TR site, please sign up for the ICE REVIEW LEADER SOCIAL Oct 23:http://acccalgaryc.web712.discountasp.net/event s/details.asp?eventid=4427 If you can't make it to this meeting feel free to email me with you ideas (& experience) instead.


FOOD: Closer to the event I will ask for some information about dietary needs, at a minimum I expect to be able to accomodate: omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free. We may be able to get more specific as well. I may also need volunteers to help with food prep & cooking.

***********BEGINNERS & Courses**********

Beginners are welcome, there will be Top-Rope crags set up where you can learn the basics. If you have the chance to take an intro-to-ice course beforehand, I would recommend that, but it is not required. We also have an option to include a course during the event if desired for additional cost. IF you would like to learn from a guide on this weekend, please email me directly: annedrewpotter@gmail.com. If we have enough interest for learning the same skill (Introduction to ice, leading on ice, or other ideas) then I can book a guide. Cost may be an additional $125-$250 per person depending on the course and number of days. We would need at least 4-6 people who want to do the same course.