Sandstone Ice Climbing Trip 2018- ACC-MB & ACC-SB

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Date(s) - Sat Feb 17 2018 - Mon Feb 19 2018
12:00 am

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The St. Boniface & Manitoba sections are partnering to host the 2nd annual Sandstone ice climbing trip on the February long weekend. Join us as we make our way down to Sandstone, Minnesota for two days of ice climbing in the Robinson Quarry Ice Park (the 2017 trip was warm and the climbing was great!).

Check out the ice park in this short video:

Dates:

Friday, February 16 to Monday, February 19, 2018 (club ice climbing on Saturday and Sunday)

Accommodation:
A block of rooms is being held at the Day’s Inn in Hinckley, which is approximately 10 minutes from Sandstone.

Call 1-320-384-7751 to book a room, using the code ACC Ice Climbing. Room also includes breakfast.

Prices (USD) are:
Friday: $97.20 + tax
Saturday: $97.20 + tax
Sunday: $79.20 + tax

Other nearby options include:
America’s Best Value Inn
Grand Casino Hinckley
Grand Northern Inn

Winter camping is also an option at Robinson Park (where the quarry is located).
Contact the city office for more information.

Climbing:
Climbing at the ice park is free. If you need to rent ice climbing gear, the St. Boniface section will make a limited number of pieces of equipment available to members on a first-come/first-serve basis.

The costs for a weekend rental are as follows:
Axes: $20
Crampons: $15
Boots: $15
Harness: $5
Helmet: $5

Meals:
If staying at the Day’s Inn, breakfast is included. All other meals will be at your expense. There are grocery stores nearby, with lots of great dining options nearby for lunch and dinners.
Travel to the United States:
Make sure you have valid identification to enter the US (e.g. passport).  Click Here for more information or call U.S. Customs & Border Protection at 1 (877) 227-5511.

Also make sure you have sufficient travel health insurance. The Alpine Club of Canada offers trip insurance that includes climbing-related coverage.

Other activities:
Have a non-ice-climbing partner? There are lots of nearby activities for non-climbers too. Minneapolis and The Mall of America are about 1 ½ hours away. Spas and casinos are just down the road.

For more information or to reserve equipment, please contact:
Jackie Hope (jhope [at] kibogroup.ca)
Ray Hope (rhope [at] kibogroup.ca)

Hope to see you on the ice!

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