Fall climbing vacation: Leonidio or Kalymnos, Greece?

Looking to get away in the Fall for some sport climbing action in Greece? Well, ACC Ambassador Nancy Hansen has some great beta for you, whether you want to head over to Leonidio or Kalymnos, or if you’re deciding between the two destinations.

Read on to learn all about sport climbing in Greece to make your first (or repeat) trip there one of the best!

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Six questions with Sean Isaac

Sean Isaac’s been a long-time ACMG Alpine Guide that often joins us on ACC Adventures, whether it be leading our Early Season Ice course, Hut Discovery programs or teaching technical rock skills. His passion has already helped many people improve their technique and push their grade.

In an effort to help our guests learn more about the background of their guides, we thought we’d sit down for a few short questions with Sean.

Community

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Fairy Meadow Alpine Granite

Perhaps most of us know the Fairy Meadow (Bill Putnam) Hut best for its world-class ski terrain, but did you know that past the snow there’s uncrowded Bugaboo granite to climb?

For the first time ever, we’re offering multi-day package flights into Fairy Meadow for the summer, so we thought we’d highlight what the amazing granite in the Adamant and Gothics Group have to offer for those looking for seclusion in the hills.

Huts

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Girls on Ice Canada Clothing Drive

Because Girls on Ice Canada is aimed at underprivileged young women who have never been on glaciers and who aren’t kitted out for mountain travel, we’re collecting gently-used gear for them.

If you’re looking to clear out some of your old gear to make room for new this summer, please consider a donation to Girls on Ice. The drop off is at Gear Up Sports in Canmore on June 6, 2:00 - 5:30pm.

Community

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Story highlights from the ACC Gazette

Beginning with our summer 2019 issue of The Gazette, we'll be specifically featuring and highlighting adventure stories from our members, with each issue will including three feature articles from different parts of the country and abroad.

The ACC Gazette is our club’s stories told by our members for our members.

Community

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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.

Grants & Awards

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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.

Great Adventures

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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.

Great Adventures

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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.

Huts

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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.

Huts

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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.

Grants & Awards

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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.

Grants & Awards

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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.

Grants & Awards

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