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  • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
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  • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.
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  • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 30-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, there is no refund.
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  • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
  • For cancellations 30 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 0-29 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
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2 day
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Alpine Air Adventures
  • Learn to traverse glaciers safely and more confidently with this Crevasse Rescue Course in the beautiful Lake Louise area. Update previous skills and learn new ones with your experienced and certified instructors showing you the ropes. This course will also teach you the basics of mountain travel, meaning that just about anyone can take it!

    • Meet the guides in the Guides room at the AAA office in Banff and sign waivers. There will be a short theory presentation before you begin with simple knots and systems. You will be spending the afternoon outside where the group can practice and be introduced to more complex systems.

    • The group will head to a safe but very realistic practice site at Crowfoot Meadows North from Lake Louise. The day will be spent outside putting to use the theory and practice from Day 1.

    • – Arresting the fall, assess situation and decision point, reverse pull?

      – Call for help

      – T-slot and ice screw anchors

      – Transfer load and decision point

      – Belay to the lip of crevasse and decision point

      – Prepare crevasse lip and add padding

      – Begin adding advantage if necessary

      – Many other micro details

      In complex rescue scenarios many decisions are based on site specific information, this course will help you prepare for those details and make a rescue if necessary much quicker and realistic.

    • What you get in this adventure:

        • An experienced, certified guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • A full day of instruction
        • A full day in the field
        • Use of all group technical gear

      What’s not included:

        • Technical backcountry ski touring equipment
        • Crevasse rescue equipment
        • Accommodation
        • Food and snacks
    • To get the most of this course, you need to have a moderate level of fitness. You will be on your feet for a full day. You will need to manage controlled descents in variable conditions. All participants should feel comfortable on challenging blue or black level resort runs and be able to carry a loaded daypack while skinning up variable degrees of terrain.

      Prerequisites:
      Students must be able to travel in the snow and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. Skiers must be able to hike for several hours at a time while carrying a small pack. All participants should be comfortable traveling in snow while carrying touring gear. There are no other prerequisites.

    • You will need to bring:

          • Backpack
          • Harness
          • Helmet
          • 1x60cm-120cm sewn sling w/ 2 non locking carabiners
          • 2x5m 6 or 7mm prussic cord w/ non locking carabiners
          • 1×1.5m 6 or 7mm prussic cord (personal prussik)
          • 4x locking carabiners, 2 lighter weight carabiners and 2 self-locking carabiners which are larger in size, they can be used for a munter hitch and master carabiner
          • Any new mechanical device, i.e. Micro traction from Petzl
          • Skis and skiing clothes if the course dates are during the winter
    • All mandatory gear can be rented if you don’t have your own. You can rent:

        • Alpine touring or telemark skis, touring boots, and poles can be rented from the Lake Louise Ski Resort
        • Splitboards can be rented from the Lake Louise Ski Resort

      Ski rental locations are in Lake Louise and should be picked up the night prior to your outing. If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.

    • Group sizes and pricing:

        • These courses are not private. For the group course, the max guest-to-guide ratio is 7:1.
        • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

      Crevasse rescue courses in Lake Louise can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis.

      If your group has skiers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Lake Louise, AB, most people fly into Calgary International Airport 2 hours southeast. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus to Lake Louise.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the Guides room at the Lake Louise Hostel or a predetermined location. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ski ability of the group.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Lake Louise, AB, please refer to Alberta’s official COVID-19 info website.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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