We don’t often print opinion pieces in Aspects – we typically focus more on ACC programs and adventures stories in our blog. But in this piece, ACC Communications Specialist Peter Hoang shares some strong feelings about how we digest adventure stories and about the value of the printed story in general, and the ACC’s Canadian Alpine Journal specifically, in our increasingly digital age. Pete knows more than a bit about digital media (he handles all ACC social channels), photography (he’s a professional climbing shooter) and climbing, so this is right up his alleys.Read More
With the first week of our 2019 GMC stated to begin this weekend, we thought it would be fun to look back on the 1949 GMC from a quaint (and gorgeous) journal we received.
Our GMC’s have always been a place where participants can unplug and reflect on the environment, make new friends and explore new terrain. The journal does a perfect job at explaining why these things are so special and why it’s important to slow down to have these types of experiences.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
We went out to the A.O. Wheeler Hut recently and met up with the several wonderful artists from this program for some mountain air and mountain art!Read More
The Mountain Legacy Project: exploring change in the mountains of Western Canada through historical rephotography.Read More
Mountains 101 is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) teaching a comprehensive overview of Mountain Studies. Learn more and sign up for the free course at the bottom of this article.Read More
Great news! In June of 2017, the ACC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) that lays out a path for our organizations to work together on mountain projects.Read More
Each year we run a contest for the duration of our General Mountaineering Camps. This year we had over 100 photo entries. Below is our short list, featuring our top three winners.Read More
The Vancouver Island section challenged themselves to reach new heights by climbing 150 summits celebration of Canada 150. Their story below.Read More
A feature on the many ways the ACC celebrated Canada 150 in the Yukon this year.Read More
Inside The Alpine Club of Canada's adventurous AGM in the Yukon this year.Read More
Jennifer Annesley is a Canadian artist from Edmonton, Alberta. Her charcoal and watercolour paintings are based on the exploration of historic architecture and landscape at home and abroad, through backcountry exploration and travel.Read More