Winter Events 2018-19

Sun Dec 16

Ice Recce - Sunday Dec 16, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm

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Sun Dec 16

Ice Recce - Sunday Dec 16, 2018

LOCATION TBA

Experienced/Intermediate 

We will likely venture out to Orient Bay or Kama Bay to investigate the progress of ice conditions.

Participants must be completely self-sufficient and provide their own personal climbing and safety gear.  

Only Club Ropes and Anchors Kits will be provided. 


Any members who would like to come forward as potential Event Leaders for the upcoming ice season are strongly encouraged to attend this event.  This doesn't mean you'll be expected to run events on your own, but rather develop skills towards becoming a dependable assistant as an initial commitment.


We'll meet in the a.m. at a designated site on the north side of town to finalize any plans for the day. Watch for specific details in the email prior to the event. Potential Car Pooling can also be arranged at this time.


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8:00am - 5:00pm

Approximate Times

Sun Dec 30

Beginner Ice Climbing I

8:00am - 4:00pm

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Sun Dec 30

Beginner Ice Climbing I

LOCATION TBA

This event is open to all current TBay Section Members.

ALL Levels of Climbers are also welcome.

Club Gear will be available. Please indicate your needs on the Sign-Up Form below. 


HOWEVER, being a "Beginner Event", Leaders will be focused on assisting and instructing those NEW to ice climbing on techniques, safety, and necessary skills.  It would be expected that any non-Beginner-participants help those who are new to the sport at the beginning.  


As with all our events, we strive to accommodate all who signup as best we can with our available resources.  Be sure to sign up early - especially if you need Club gear!


Boots and Crampons can be rented from Wilderness Supply in Thunder Bay.  For first time ice climbers, we strongly suggest you rent boots & crampons and have them fitted in the store prior to the Event.  For those who have ice climbed at least once and are experienced in fitting crampons to their boot, we have some Club crampons available to reserve on the Sign-Up Form. 

  

If you have more questions, please contact Frank below. More information will also follow in an email prior to the Event.


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8:00am - 4:00pm

Approximate Duration

Sat Jan 5 or Sun Jan 6?

OPEN Ice Climbing I

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Approximate Duration

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Sat Jan 5 or Sun Jan 6?

OPEN Ice Climbing I

LOCATION, FINAL DATE & DETAILS TBA

 

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This event is open to ALL current TBay Section Members.

All Levels of Climbers are welcome.

Some Club Gear will be available. Please indicate your needs on the Sign-Up Form.  Participants should provide their own foot gear (boots and crampons - rent if required @Wilderness Supply) and harness & helmet.   


As with all our events, we strive to accommodate all who signup as best we can with our available resources.  Be sure to sign up early - especially if you need Club Gear!


For those who have ice climbed at least once and are experienced in fitting crampons to their boot, we have some Club crampons available to reserve on the Sign-Up Form. 


If you have more questions, please see our FAQ Section, or contact Frank below. More information will also follow in an email prior to the Event.


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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Approximate Duration

Event Descriptors

Event Types

  • OPEN
    • These Events are Open to all current Section Members of all abilities and experience levels
    • Basic Personal Climbing Equipment is generally required by participants with only some Club Gear being made available
  • BEGINNER
    • Emphasis on Beginners who need extra help to learn climbing skills and safety.
    • Most equipment is provided as necessary, with footwear typically being the only exception.
    • Ice Climbing Gear Rentals available in Thunder Bay from Wilderness Supply Co.
    • First Time Ice Climbers should rent both boots and crampons for their first Event.
  • INTERMEDIATE
    • Intended for Members who have most of their own equipment and a solid grasp of fundamental climbing skills and situational safety 
    • Club 'Personal Gear' is typically not made available for these Events as Leadership demands are more involved. 
    • Club Ropes and Anchor materials provided. 
  • ADVANCED 
    • As the category name suggests, these Events are intended for only for the most competent and experienced climbers.
    • These Events will often be by Invitation Only for experienced Members and not necessarily be posted on the Section Events Calendar.
    • Participants must have a complete compliment of their own gear.
    • Participants should have also attended a series of prior Club Events and previously assisted in running Section Events. 
    • Club Ropes and Anchor materials provided.  
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ALL EVENTS are PET FREE, unless otherwise stated. 


Generally, participants should be over 16 years of age given the duration, locations, physical demands, equipment and endurance required to participate in our events.  

Please check with the specific Event Leader for any exceptions to this standard practice.


*** If  you have any life-threatening illnesses or pre-existing medical conditions, please inform the Event Leaders on the Confidential Sign-Up Forms for each Event you participate in.  Some locations of our events are quite isolated and EMS services can be delayed in their response times compared to urban settings.    

More Information

For more information, contact Frank Pianka or the specific Event Leader.


Check out our FAQ Section for common questions and answers. 

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