Archive for 2015

  • Ski Tour of the Columbia Icefields

    Our party of six was able to take advantage of any break in the weather in the Twin-Stuts area (May…

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  • Ski Ascent of Mount Patterson

    Some would say the ski season is over for the season, but skis are useful for more things than snow.…

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  • How to Become a Trip Leader

    Calgary Section members are encouraged to move their club activities up a notch by leading a club trip to the…

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  • Trip Leader Subsidy Policy

    On-going Learning Course Subsidy  Last updated on April 24, 2020. Purpose To provide financial assistance to Trip Leaders and aspiring…

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  • Participation of Minors on Official ACC Section Trips

    Take note when choosing trips and selecting participants: Participant safety is the paramount factor in deciding whether or not someone…

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  • AIARE Decision Making Framework (DMR)

    The following is a summary of the AIARE DMR, please see tho original webpage for the full and authoritative description. Human…

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  • Human Factors (FACETS)

    The following was adapted from “Hueristic Traps in Recreational Avalanche Accidents: Evidence and Implications” by Ian McCammon (2004). Below is…

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  • Getting Old

    I’m 33 years old. That isn’t old. But some days I feel old and those days are happening more and…

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  • Back-country Stoves – Fuel Consumption

    It seems that the question of how much fuel to bring on a trip receives incredibly divergent answers. I have…

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  • VHF Radios for Mountain Use

    The following description is based on standard radio communication for VFR flying. Back-country radio communication does not require the same…

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