Wolverine Watch – A project supported by the ACC Environment fund

Wolverines have been around in the Rocky Mountains since the ice age, but unfortunately their population has been considerably reduced over the last 50 years due to our changing climate and landscapes.

Our furry friends are now considered to be a species of Special Concern under the Canadian Species at Risk Act, so initiatives like Wolverine Watch have launched efforts to help understand wolverines and preserve the lives of one of our oldest living creatures.

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Hitchhiking and Honeymooning in Antarctica (PART II)

Is there any better way to spend your honeymoon than by boating around the Antarctic Peninsula? Probably not. ACC Ambassador Nancy Hansen and high-altitude veteran Ralf Dujmovits venture to the deep South to climb, ski and sneak in a few extra activities, enjoying the type of honeymoon that we would totally expect from the adventurous couple.

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Hitchhiking and Honeymooning in Antarctica (PART I)

Is there any better way to spend your honeymoon than by boating around the Antarctic Peninsula? Probably not. ACC Ambassador Nancy Hansen and high-altitude veteran Ralf Dujmovits venture to the deep South to climb, ski and sneak in a few extra activities, enjoying the type of honeymoon that we would totally expect from the adventurous couple.

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Your Voice on Hut Etiquette: PART 2

This is PART II of the hut etiquette series, featuring five points that we thought new hut users would benefit from, and a few “for fun” stories that were included in the feedback.

While we do have our own set of rules that are sent out during hut reservations, put on the walls and in literature, we’re sure there are a few informal ones that can only be learned through enough hut trips.

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Your Voice on Hut Etiquette: PART 1

Last year we reached out to the ACC community and asked what everyone would like to see on our channels - one of the suggestions was a focus on hut etiquette. While we do have our own set of rules that are sent out during hut reservations, put on the walls and in literature, we’re sure there are a few informal ones that can only be learned through enough hut trips.

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Jim Haberl Outhouse Update: A project supported by the ACC Environment Fund

This past summer the ACC Vancouver Section upgraded and moved the outhouse at the Jim Haberl Hut and attached it to the main building to increase safety and help the local alpine environment. Increased outhouse inconvenience in the winter discourages proper waste disposal, and the ACC’s Environment Fund granted funds to help rectify the situation.

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Edziza, Bottom to Top: A trip supported by the Jen Higgins Grant

This past spring, Sam French, Melissa Makepeace, Colleen Gentemann and Sarah Sasges set off to Mt. Edziza Provincial Park with plans to ski tour the entire park from bottom to top, crossing over the Spectrum Range and Mt Edziza. The planned traverse is 68 km long with 4,325 metres of elevation gain and 4,190 metres of elevation loss.

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Learning from the best: A trip supported by the Karl Nagy Memorial Scholarship

In 2001 the Karl Nagy Memorial Scholarship was established to help aspirant guides and volunteer leaders develop their skills. This past summer Bree Kullman was awarded with the scholarship, seeing her off to Hallam Glacier for the 2018 GMC. There she watched, learned and led with the camp’s guides - navigating through complicated terrain, maintaining efficiency and a genuine rapport with the ropemates.

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Summer stories from the ACC VI Section

This past summer the Vancouver Island Section ran a variety of special activities, including a youth & kids program, all-women climbs and hikes, and a program designed to get those who are unable walk outdoors. The following words are from the members of the VI Section and their experiences this past summer.

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