General Mountaineering Camp History

The General Mountaineering Camp of the Alpine Club of Canada in the Yoho Valley in 1906 was the first organized venue for the club in the mountains of Canada. Since then, the camp has been located in a multitude of wild and spectacular locations in the Canadian Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Ranges. The following table provides a complete list of the locations of the General Mountaineering Camp since 1906.


1906-1910

1906 Yoho Valley
1907 Paradise Valley
1908 Rogers’ Pass
1909 Lake O’Hara
1910 Consolation Lakes

1911-1920

1911 Sherbrooke Lake
1912 Vermillion Pass
1913 Cathedral Mountain/Robson
1914 Upper Yoho Valley
1915 Ptarmigan Lake
1916 Healy Creek
1917 Cataract Valley
1918 Paradise Valley
1919 Yoho (Victory Camp)
1920 Assiniboine


1921-1930

1921 Lake O’Hara
1922 Palliser Pass
1923 Larch Valley
1924 Mount Robson
1925 Lake O’Hara and Logan Expedition
1926 Tonquin Valley
1927 Little Yoho
1928 Lake of Hanging Glaciers
1929 Rogers Pass
1930 Maligne Lake

1931-1940

1931 Prospector’s Valley
1932 Mount Sir Donald
1933 Paradise Valley
1934 Chrome Lake (Eremite)
1935 Lake Magog (Assiniboine)
1936 Fryatt Creek
1937 Yoho (Reunion)
1938 Columbia Icefields
1939 Goodsirs
1940 Glacier Lake


1941-1950

1941 Glacier, B.C.
1942 Consolation Lakes
1943 Little Yoho
1944 Paradise Valley
1945 Eremite Valley
1946 Bugaboo Creek
1947 Glacier Circle
1948 Peyto Lake
1949 Freshfields
1950 Maligne Lake

1951-1960

1951 O’Hara Meadows
1952 Assiniboine
1953 Hooker Icefield
1954 Goodsirs
1955 Robson (50th Anniversary)
1956 Selkirks – Glacier
1957 Moat Lake, Tonquin Valley
1958 Mummery Glacier
1959 Bugaboos
1960 Fryatt Creek


1961-1970

1961 Goodsirs
1962 Maligne Lake
1963 Eremite Valley
1964 French Military Group
1965 Glacier Lake
1966 Mt. Assiniboine
1967 Steele Glacier (Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition)
1968 Lake O’Hara
1969 Freshfields
1970 Moat Lake

1971-1980

1971 Farnham Creek
1972 Fryatt Creek
1973 Glacier Lake
1974 Mount Robson
1975 Farnham Creek
1976 Freshfields
1977 Moat Lake
1978 Scott-Hooker
1979 Glacier Lake
1980 Clemenceau


1981-1990

1981 Fairy Meadow
1982 Vowells
1983 Farnham Creek (cancelled)
1984 Glacier Circle
1985 Wates-Gibson Hut
1986 Fairy Meadow
1987 Farnham Creek
1988 Mount Robson
1989 Fryatt Creek
1990 Vowell/Bugaboos

1991-2000

1991 Farnham Creek
1992 Fairy Meadow
1993 Scott-Hooker
1994 Elk Lakes
1995 Clemenceau
1996 Icefall Brook
1997 Vowell Glacier
1998 Mt. Alexandra/Rice Brook
1999 Moby Dick/Battle Range
2000 Fairy Meadow


2001-2010

2001 Windy Creek (Remillard Group)
2002 Trident Group
2003 Snowy Pass
2004 Icefall Brook
2005 Moby Dick, Battle Range
2006 Premier Range, Cariboo Mountains, BC
2007 Mount Alexandra, South Rice Brook
2008 Vowell Glacier, Bugaboos
2009 Trident / Neptune Group
2010 Battle Brook Range