Skimo Canada Season Opener

 
 

Editor’s Note - The ACC proudly supports national organizations that help to facilitate the world-class athletes right in our backyard, like Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC)! The ACC/SMCC coordinate the race calendar, record results, and keep athletes’ rankings, select national teams for international events, train and certify race officials, etc.

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!

A solid outing friends!

Photos were provided courtesy of Matt Reid and Lori Anne.


National Ski Mountaineering Team Members deciding which peak to ski up first. Photo: Matt Reid

Team Members on the ridge of Olive Peak. Photo: Matt Reid

Crisp morning on the Wapta Icefield. Photo: Matt Reid

View across the icefield Photo: Matt Reid

 Working towards the summit of Olive Peak. Photo: Matt Reid

Working towards the summit of Olive Peak. Photo: Matt Reid

Arriving at Bow Hut. Photo: Lori Anne

 Coming in from the cold. Photo: Lori Anne

Coming in from the cold. Photo: Lori Anne

Fire going, skins drying, tea brewing, planning tomorrow's adventure. Photo: Lori Anne

Crevasse rescue review with ACMG Guide Aaron Chance. Photo: Lori Anne

Storm arriving for the night at Bow Hut. Photo: Lori Anne

Ridge along Mount Olive. Photo: Matt Reid

Boot packing. Photo: Matt Reid

Powder Turns. Photo: Matt Reid

ACMG assistant guide Andrew McNab leading through roping up. Photo: Matt Reid

Saint Nicholas Peak as the sun rises. Photo: Matt Reid

Members of the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team present at training camp. Photo: Matt Reid


Want to learn more about Skimo Canada?

Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC) is a part of The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) – Canada’s National mountaineering organization.

The SMCC is a Member Federation under the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) and wherever possible observes and promotes ISMF policies, race formats, and competitor categories and rules. The SMCC coordinates a national calendar of competitions and selects and promotes a national ski mountaineering team for international, World Cup, and World Championship competition. All races on the SMCC calendar are run according to rules adopted from those of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF).