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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Introducing Resettled Refugees to the Rocky Mountains

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!

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The 24th Section of the ACC: Columbia Mountains

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.

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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.

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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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