First Summits Program, 2017 - Photo Gallery

 

Our First Summits camp this year was led by Peter Amann, a long-time Alpine Club of Canada trip leader and guide who has also been chosen as the Patron for this year's Mountain Guides Ball

Self-arrest practice. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Self-arrest practice. Photo by Kristy Davison.

The group navigated our way over crevasses and onto ice slopes with some low-technical scrambling on our way to the summits of Mount Olive, Mount Gordon (for Canada Day!) and The Onion. It was a fantastic group and we lucked out with great weather save for one small shower on the way across the glacier on day three.

The First Summits camp, based out of Bow Hut, caters to members with minimal summer mountaineering experience and offers those looking for a refresher a chance to get back to the basics. The camp has a flexible and varied schedule allowing participants to work on skills close to the hut and to climb many different peaks. Days are planned to allow maximum learning and exploration.

Enjoy our photo gallery of this year's trip!


Following the creek up towards the hut. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

Following the creek up towards the hut. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

First glimpse (it's not easy to see!) at Bow Hut on the hike up. Photo by Kristy Davison.

First glimpse (it's not easy to see!) at Bow Hut on the hike up. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Breakfast of champions. Photo by Hardy Griesbauer.

Breakfast of champions. Photo by Hardy Griesbauer.

Knot practice inside Bow Hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Knot practice inside Bow Hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Traversing below Saint Nick on the approach to Mount Olive. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

Traversing below Saint Nick on the approach to Mount Olive. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

On the way up Mt. Olive. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

On the way up Mt. Olive. Photo by Melissa Jennings.

Descending the steeps on Mt Olive. Photo by John Thomson.

Descending the steeps on Mt Olive. Photo by John Thomson.

The team bonds for life through the consumption of enough spaghetti to feed an army. A well-deserved carb-load thanks to Diana! Photo by Kristy Davison.

The team bonds for life through the consumption of enough spaghetti to feed an army. A well-deserved carb-load thanks to Diana! Photo by Kristy Davison.

The newly donned teams “Lame train” and “Gain train” crossing the Wapta Icefield with the goal of climbing Mount Gordon. This photo was taken just before Peter’s moustache started tingling, a sure sign of a storm brewing…and we got only a little bit wet. Photo by Kristy Davison.

The newly donned teams “Lame train” and “Gain train” crossing the Wapta Icefield with the goal of climbing Mount Gordon. This photo was taken just before Peter’s moustache started tingling, a sure sign of a storm brewing…and we got only a little bit wet. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Woot! Canada Day on Mount Gordon. Photo by Peter Amann.

Woot! Canada Day on Mount Gordon. Photo by Peter Amann.

Morning sunshine from the hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Morning sunshine from the hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

The hike out from the hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

The hike out from the hut. Photo by Kristy Davison.

Our trusty porters, keeping us stocked and stoked. Photo by Peter Amann.

Our trusty porters, keeping us stocked and stoked. Photo by Peter Amann.

Group shot.

Group shot.

Blue skies at Bow Lake on our hike out from the hut. It's hard to leave this place!

Blue skies at Bow Lake on our hike out from the hut. It's hard to leave this place!


Sign up for the First Summits camp today

ACC-LogoSample.jpg

The First Summits camp is an annual favourite with our members and fills up early each year.

This hut-based camp will cater to our members with minimal summer mountaineering experience and offer those looking for a refresher a chance to get back to the basics. The First Summits Camp has a flexible and varied schedule allowing participants to work on skills close to the hut and to climb many different peaks. Based out of the Bow Hut, our days will be planned to allow maximum learning and exploration.

Join us!