What do we have to offer ?
The Alpine Club of Canada’s (ACC) Mountain
Adventures program offers something for everyone — whether you are
an aspiring mountaineer or have years of experience.
Our other summer adventures offer opportunities to accomplish significant climbing goals, often on ‘classic’ peaks in western Canada. Winter brings the chance to get your thrills by skiing long backcountry powder runs or ice climbing world-class frozen waterfalls. Evenings are centered around hearty meals and reliving the day’s mountaineering adventures with your new friends. Winter or summer, you can join an enthusiastic group of mountain adventurers heading off to experience the hard work and rewards of a major glaciated traverse. We offer opportunities to enter remote backcountry regions and climb peaks that are rarely climbed or skied.
Months of careful planning on our part ensure that everything is in place for you to realize your lifelong dream of adventuring in a select international location such as South America, Europe or Canada’s great north.
The Alpine Club of Canada has been organizing Mountain Adventures since its inception in 1906 — nobody knows better how to pull together the key ingredients that create a great wilderness experience.
Our 2005 schedule promises something for everyone. If you are not already an ACC member, you will need to sign up in order to participate in a Mountain Adventure. Join us this year and experience all that the ACC has to offer!
Andrew Findlay, a GMC amateur leader and professional writer, wrote an excellent article about the GMC for Westworld magazine in the summer of 2004. Westworld and Andrew have generously allowed us to display this article on our website for your enjoyment.
As you browse through this year’s schedule, we are sure that you will find the variety of opportunities to be exceptional. The exciting range of destinations provided by the ACC for its members is unique in Canada — maybe in the world. The ACC is very fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers and highly professional mountain guides working hard to create these memorable adventures.
Unless otherwise noted in the detailed information packages, ACC prices include everything that you need to make your holiday complete, such as porter assistance, meals, accommodation and backcountry passes. We also provide advice on the right trip, coordinate carpooling and offer other ‘member-oriented’ services.What do our members think of ACC Mountain Adventures?
See our Members' Testimonials page: Members' Testimonials
Volunteers Behind the Scenes
The ACC is proud to have earned the right to display the UIAA Environment Label. The UIAA is the world’s recognized international mountaineering and climbing federation, with over 2.5 million members in 68 countries. The ACC’s Mountain Adventures are conducted with great consideration for the environment, and we are thrilled to be recognized for the care we take.
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|VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.