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.Read More
As the snow begins to fall onto our office we can’t help but think about big days out on the slopes with friends and family and the warm après that awaits us in the huts at the end of the day… so we thought we’d give you a few reasons to look forward to hut skiing season by highlighting one of our favourites: the Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut!Read More
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.Read More
We recently had members of the SMCC National Team up at the Bow Hut to conduct their training with ACMG Guides Aaron Chance and Andrew McNab. The Wapta Icefield provides the perfect terrain to help brush up on mountaineering skills as well as terrain management on skis - and you can bag a few peaks!Read More
This past summer the ACC Edmonton Section and Catholic Social Services(CSS) paired up together to introduce eight recently resettled refugees to our big backyard - what better way to do this than by heading up to the Bow Hut? In this article Jody Reimer goes over the challenges that faced them going into the project, the invaluable impressions the experience left on the participants and future plans between the ACC and CSS - we look forward to it!Read More
The newest section of the ACC, designated at the Club’s board meeting in late October, is based out of Revelstoke, BC, a mountain town with deep roots in exploration and guiding. The section will represent a hugely historically important mountain area and will fill in the space on the ACC membership map between our Okanagan (BC) and Rocky Mountain (Alberta) sections.Read More
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.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
This past weekend the ACC Vancouver Island Section celebrated the Grand Opening of our newest hut, the 5040 Peak Hut. The hut is located 35km west of Port Alberni, equipped with a large kitchen, solar panels and space to sleep 12, it’ll provide access to extensive summer alpine hiking and superb winter skiing in the area.Read More
Mountain art puts to paper the feelings we get when we’re outside, inspiring us to preserve and protect our wild places. We’re proud to present the following art sponsors of the Summit Bid / 2018 Mountain Guides Ball, without them, events like this wouldn’t be possible - thank you!Read More
This past summer Michelle Kadatz and Angela Vanwiemeersch, supported by the John Lauchlan Memorial Award, travelled to Baffin Island with hopes of establishing a new route. There they were met with the wettest summer on record, facing storms and freezing conditions.Read More
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.Read More