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.Read More
Every year we maintain or administer funds to which people may apply for financial support for their mountain-related projects and initiatives - one of those awards is the Jen Higgins Grant for Young Women.
This year we have full-female teams going to Patagonia, Peru and Alaska. Read on for a more details on the trips and give them a follow for potential trip updates!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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
In total, the ACC has awarded nearly $16,000 worth of funding to the following applicants this year. Congratulations to all of our winners!Read More
I had felt stuck for the past year. Then, in the fall of 2015 an idea popped into my head - I was going to travel to Iceland. Not only that, I wanted to hike across the entire country, coast to coast, by myself.Read More
Each year, the Rocky Mountain Section hosts a volunteer night to celebrate and honour the contributions of the many volunteers who make the section what it is. This story features our honoured volunteers for 2016.Read More
Helen Sovdat is one of Canada’s finest mountain guides and this year we honour her as our patron of the annual Mountain Guides Ball at Rimrock Resort in Banff, AB. Read about Helen's adventures and her road to becoming a guide in this feature article.Read More