CAMPBELL ICEFIELDS SKI CAMP 2019

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The Edmonton Section is holding our fourth Annual Ski Camp at the Campbell Icefields January 12-19, 2019. This popular location just north of Golden, features a first class chalet that boasts electrical power, indoor flush toilets, sauna, showers, running water and semi-private rooms. The location handpicked by two well respected Mountain Guides is located on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies, a place famous for it dry champagne powder skiing. The limitless terrain offers an abundance of treed skiing, open bowls on all aspects, peaks to ascend and glaciers to traverse. The area which is close to the continental divide offers something for all backcountry ski abilities. The Section was able to secure a coveted week at this piece of paradise for only $850.00 per person (self-catered, self-guided). If you want join this annual tradition, please email David.ACC01+CIC4@Gmail.com, but don’t hesitate too long as previous camps have filled very, very quickly. 

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MAY MONTHLY MEETING:  THE GREAT DIVIDE SKI TRAVERSE: THEN AND NOW

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PRESENTATION BY CHIC SCOTT AND PHIL WIDMER

TUESDAY MAY 22 19:30-22:00

OLD STRATHCONA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

In May of 1967 Don Gardner, Charlie Locke, Neil Liske and Chic Scott skied The Great Divide Traverse, across the glaciers and icefields of the Continental Divide from Jasper to Kicking Horse Pass near Lake Louise. It took them 21 days. Fifty years later, in May of 2017, Phil Widmer and Matt Smider skied the Great Divide Traverse. It took them 21 days as well. In this show Phil and Chic will compare their two adventures, discussing what has changed and what has remained the same. The pair will have lots of great images and stories from the two ski traverses.

Phil Widmer was born and grew up in Banff. He has been a Canadian National Team cross-country ski racer for years and is now working towards his ski guide license.

Chic Scott was born and grew up in Calgary. He has devoted his life to mountain adventure around the world. Today he lives in Banff.

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Alpine & Short Roping Course

Alpine & Short Roping Course

If you’ve found yourself faffing about on moderate ground, trying to figure out how to get up it faster, you’re not alone.  On many of the Rockies’ classic alpine routes, moderate terrain makes up the majority of the ground travelled, and this terrain can be the bane of many a climber.  This course will help you move up long routes with ease, and be back at the trailhead comfortably in time for happy hour.
 

New Trip First Aid Requirements

New Trip First Aid Requirements

he Edmonton Section puts a priority on safety for all our mountain and urban activities.  To this end, the Edmonton Section Board adopted a policy that at least 1 person on every trip must have valid First Aid training plus a CPR-A valid certificate, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Training must be at least a 16 hour first aid course (or equivalent re-certification), such as Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid. 

Call for Summer Skills Program Instructors

Call for Summer Skills Program Instructors

Are you an experienced multipitch climber?  Do you climb a bunch on trad gear and feel comfortable teaching others how to do it?  We're considering offering courses in multipitch efficiency and trad gear use this summer.  We'd like to offer something unique to our membership, and a volunteer-run course would be an excellent opportunity for our members to develop their skills under your kind tutelage!

WOI+ Ice Climbing Mentorship Program

WOI+ Ice Climbing Mentorship Program

“Winter on Ice Plus” (WOI+) is a new mentorship program designed for ice climbers who have had some beginner training and want to make the transition to more challenging ice and mixed climbing routes. Most importantly, this program is intended for those that are keen to be on the "sharp end" of both climbing routes and coordinating trips with the ACC.