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.
PRESENTATION BY CHIC SCOTT AND PHIL WIDMER
TUESDAY MAY 22 19:30-22:00
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.
Group camping at Marmot Meadows returns this year! This year you can buy your "tickets" for our legendarily awesome group camping weekends on Eventbrite.
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.
Are you stoked to jump on multipitch climbs this summer? Get prepared early with our Rock Rescue course!
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.
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!
The Edmonton section of the ACC has made arrangements for its members to earn their turns Monday nights at Sunridge Ski Area
Registration is open for WOI with payment to be accepted soon. This course/skills weekend is meant for people who have never swung an ice axe or kicked a crampon into ice but would like to try. All beginners are encouraged to come try out ice climbing!
“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.
The Alpine Club of Canada – Edmonton Section is made up of mountain-minded individuals, who come together to share their unique strengths, knowledge and experience. It would not be the vibrant and resilient organization of 100+ years without the resourcefulness of members who also volunteer their time and energy.
Launching this fall is MTN - the Edmonton Section's very own publication on mountain culture in the Edmonton region. A small, dedicated team is working hard to prepare this fall's edition of the magazine, and they need your articles!