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1 week ago

ACC Calgary Section
RESCUE DAY AT LAKE LOUISE --->bit.ly/acc-rescue-at-lakelouiseSection Member Paula Corbeil shares a riveting tale of pushing one's limits while rock climbing, one that unfortunately ends in injury. While climbing at the Back of the Lake, a superclassic rock climbing destination, Paula took her first lead fall: a 5-meter pendulum whipper. Here's an excerpt from her tale:"Now it was my turn to lead the classic 5.9+ on Amphitheater wall, ‘Imaginary Face’. I had led the climb earlier in the summer and I felt confident to lead it again. The crux would be the final smear up to the ledge below anchor. It was tough but I had done it successfully several times. The consequence of failing to make the move up to the ledge was high as the route went about 2 meters to the right of the last bolt, this offset would create a significant pendulum effect.I started on the route at 1:30 and my climb was going really well. My confidence was boosted by the fact that I had successfully problem solved several new hold sequences. I cIipped the final bolt and moved up to get in position for the crux move. I reached up to an excellent secure hold for both hands, smeared with my left and wedged the outside edge of my right shoe into a small vertical crack, not the most secure hold but the best option I could see on lead."Make sure you read the full story to get Paula's firsthand account on being rescued via heli (!) as well as the learnings as a climber on what she will do differently next time to avoid a similar scenario.Read it here --->bit.ly/acc-rescue-at-lakelouise ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Charlotte Mior
Hello! I've got Castle Mountain Hut booked for tomorrow night and Monday night (August 14 and 15) but can't go due to injuries in our party. I'd love to get my money back ($100), but first offer will take it. Message me if you're interested! ... See MoreSee Less
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