Suggestions for Trip Participants
In the interests of safety and enjoyment, please:
- Ensure that your membership is current. Prospective members are welcome and encouraged to come out on about 3 trips before joining. This gives you a chance to meet other people in the club and see what the trips involve.
- Talk with the trip leader to see if the trip is appropriate for your abilities.
- Bring personal first aid supplies and adequate equipment. The leader can advise about obtaining equipment.
- Learn about the proposed route.
- Sign the waiver form.
- Advise the leader if you have a relevant medical condition(s) when registering for the trip. Share this information with the group at the start of the trip.
- Share expenses.
- Respect the decision(s) of the leader.
- Contact the trip leader by 9 p.m. three or four days prior to the trip. Most of the trips are full by this time, so it is advisable to phone earlier. If you need to cancel, call the leader as soon as possible.
- Only paid-up members are covered by the Alpine Club of Canada's liability insurance.
Children may participate in the activities of the ACC if:
- When a child is 12 years of age or under, one or more of the child's parents execute the waiver for and on behalf of the child; or
- When a child is 13 years of age or older the child executes the waiver for and on his or her own behalf and a parent of the child executes the waiver for and on behalf of the child.
All winter trips in avalanche terrain require all participants to have an acceptable avalanche transceiver.
From National Website ( http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/services/safety/index.html)
- Participants on all mountaineering, skiing and ice climbing trips, camps and courses of the Alpine Club of Canada in avalanche terrain are required to use a modern avalanche transceiver, as recommended by the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Recommended avalanche transceivers are digital, multi-antenna transceivers; analog and single-antenna transceivers are no longer acceptable. This policy becomes effective with the winter avalanche season 2011/2012, as of November 1, 2011.
- ACC members are advised to take note of the manufacturer?s recommendations for the expected useful service life of avalanche transceivers.
- ACC members are encouraged to upgrade avalanche transceivers to digital, three-antenna models such as the Tracker 2, Ortovox 3+, Barryvox/ Mammut Pulse, Pieps DSP?; digital, two-antenna beacons (Tracker DTS, Ortovox X1?) are still acceptable.
- ACC members are also advised that the usefulness of any transceiver depends on the familiarity of the user with the transceiver. Regular practice throughout the season is strongly recommended.
Last Updated ( Friday, 13 January 2012 05:55 )