Mountains Matter – National Philanthropy Day, 2018

Whether they are home to human populations, flora and fauna, valued destinations for outdoor adventurers, or inspiration for art and culture, our alpine environments matter more than ever.

The ACC has, since its formation 112 years ago, made a priority of being stewards of mountain environments. It was part of our Constitution in 1906 and it’s true today.

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ACC At the 2018 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Every year we're proud to support the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in their efforts to gather the mountain community and promote our culture. We’ve been a partner with the festival since the very beginning in 1976 and helped to fund awards like the Grand Prize (The Phyllis & Don Munday Award) for the Banff Mountain Book Competition, and Best Film in Climbing.

Come check out how the 2018 BMFF went!

Culture

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2018 Mountain Guides Ball Patron: Bernadette McDonald

Each year at the Mountain Guides Ball, the ACC and ACMG name a Patron who is recognized and honoured for their contributions to our mountain community. Recent Patrons include: Peter Amann, Chic Scott, Helen Sovdat and Mike & Heather Mortimer. This year we honour Bernadette McDonald, accomplished author and pivotal contributor to the Banff Centre and its Mountain Film & Book Festival.

Culture

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Award History: The John Lauchlan Memorial

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award that exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit that John Lauchlan exemplified in his mountain exploits. It strives to promote the development of Canadians seeking a technical climbing challenge at an international level with financial support that non-commercial expeditions have difficulty accessing.

Grants + Awards

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GMC Photo Contest

During our GMC this year we ran a photo contest to win some sweet gear - supported by our generous sponsors over at Mountain Hardwear!

A big 'thank you' to everyone who submitted photos, they were quite nice to go through and see all the amazing scenery and smiling faces.

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Flatbloc Festival: Bouldering on the East Coast

Flatrock is a small town, about as far east as you can get in Canada before the long swim to Ireland. Despite its diminutive size, this town is home to over 100 boulder problems and 50+ single pitch climbs within 15 minutes hike of a parking area and less than 30 minutes from the Newfoundland and Labrador capital of St. John’s.

Climbing

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