Gear

The Calgary Section provides certain gear and gear related services to help facilite trips. The gear provided is typically group gear that is shared amongst members (ropes) or has economies of scale (satellite phone). The club does not rent individual outdoor gear. MEC and the Calgary Outdoor Center (U of C) both offer a full range of rental outdoor gear at very reasonable cost, have much better operating hours than the club and have a place to store it all.

Satellite Phone

One Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro satellite phone is available for rent.

In order to borrow the satellite phone, you must:

  • Be an ACC Calgary Section Trip Leader in good standing
  • Be using the phone for a club trip posted on the ACC Calgary Section event schedule (no personal rentals)
  • Check the calendar for availability
  • E-mail librarian@accyyc.com to request rental

NOTE: The Trip Leader takes full responsibility for the phone, all charges and any damage or loss. They must pick up the phone, get briefed about its operation, and place a deposit of $200 by cash or cheque. The deposit is to cover damage/loss. If the phone is returned in good shape, on-time and with less than 5 units used, there is no charge. There is also no charge for legitimate emergency use. Usage fees change occasionally and will be described when the phone is picked up. Payment for usage is to be made to the treasurer.

Priority Trips

In the event that multiple groups wish to borrow the sat phone for the same period, the following guidelines will be followed:

Annual club trips (section camp, ice review etc) get first priority
Remote, multi-day trips take precedence over single day/less remote trips
Decision of the Section librarian is final

Climbing Ropes

Rope Condition Rules

  • Climbing ropes shall be downgraded to Top Rope or Glacier Rope status within five years of purchase.
  • Top or glacier ropes shall be retired within ten years of purchase.
  • Carabiners and slings shall be retired within ten, and five, years of purchase, respectively.
  • Retired ropes are available to members after signing a release.

Rope Keeper Responsibilities:

  • Record rope usage and maintain log.
  • Store ropes in dry dark area.
  • Manage rope inventory, purchase and retirement.
  • Label ropes for usage.
  • Manage other ACC section gear, purchase and retirement.
  • Manage trip leader rope requests and returns.

Trip Leader Responsibilities:

  • Advise rope keeper in writing of any known damage.
  • Advise rope keeper in writing of any falls.
  • Return ropes within 4 days after trip.
  • Ensure proper usage of ropes.
  • Dry ropes before returning.

NOTE: Damaged ropes are replaced by the Alpine Club. Members are encouraged to report damage for the safety of other members. Rope use is on a “no fault” basis.

 Climber Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper usage of ropes, e.g. crampon or boot damage.
  • Advise Trip Coordinator of any known damage.
  • Advise Trip Coordinator of any significant falls.
  • Examine rope to ensure it is in suitable condition for the trip. Climbing ropes shall be downgraded to Top Rope or Glacier Rope status within five years of purchase.

 

5 m Dome Tent

One 5 m Slingfin Dome Tent is available for rent.

In order to borrow the tent, you must:

  • Be an ACC Calgary Section Trip Leader in good standing
  • Be using the tent for a club trip posted on the ACC Calgary Section event schedule (no personal rentals)
  • Check the calendar for availability
  • E-mail librarian@accyyc.com to request rental

NOTE: The Trip Leader takes full responsibility for the tent including any damage or loss. They must pick up the tent, know how to set it up and return it dried and ready for storage.

Priority Trips

In the event that multiple groups wish to borrow the tent for the same period, the following guidelines will be followed:

  • Annual club trips (section camp, ice review etc) get first priority
    Remote, multi-day trips take precedence over single day/less remote trips
    Decision of the Section librarian is final