Mountains 101 MOOC

Mountains 101­­ is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) teaching a comprehensive overview of Mountain Studies. Mountains 101 will cover an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Mountains 101 was developed at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with […]

ACC partners with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Great news! In June of this year, the ACC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) that lays out a path for our two organizations to work together on mountain projects. We’re now able to share some of the details of our newest partnership. The ACC/RCGS MOU Our Memorandum of Understanding with the […]

5040 Peak Hut Update – October 10th

A new hut on Vancouver Island – ACC member Chris Jensen will be keeping us updated with photo galleries on the progress of the building of the ACC’s newest hut that, once complete, will expand the western edge of the ACC’s hut network by more than 150km. Stay tuned for more updates. – ed Volunteers are making the […]

5040 Peak Hut construction is underway!

A new hut on Vancouver Island – ACC member Chris Jensen will be keeping us updated with photo galleries on the progress of the building of the ACC’s newest hut that, once complete, will expand the western edge of the ACC’s hut network by more than 150km. Stay tuned for more updates. – ed   Construction has begun […]

Four classic long routes in Canada and Europe

(Long-time ACC Ambassador Nancy Hansen writes here about some choice (choice!) long rock routes that she’s been on this summer with her partner Ralf Dujmovits. Nancy’s a pretty good climber, gets after the alpine, rock, ice and sport games equally well and genuinely finds it hard to stop boosting the ACC in her slide shows […]

GMC Photo Contest Selections – 2017

This summer we partnered with Mountain Hardwear to run a photo contest for the duration of our General Mountaineering Camps. We had over 100 photo entries and cooked them down to a top three, but it wasn’t easy! Below is our short list of entries, beginning with our top three winners. Judging was based on criteria […]

First Summits 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. We navigated our way over crevasses and onto ice slopes with some low-technical scrambling on our way to the summits of Mount Olive, […]

Celebrating the 100th issue of the Canadian Alpine Journal

This message from Sean Isaac, editor of the Canadian Alpine Journal, reflects upon the evolution of the CAJ as we reach our 100th issue of the publication. For you history buffs, all of the 100 back issues of the publication are available to flip through in the Alpine Club of Canada archives at the Whyte Museum of […]

Glacier Circle hut maintenance – Summer 2017

The Alpine Club of Canada maintains 26 backcountry huts – plus another 6 that are maintained by local sections – which range from family-friendly cabins set in alpine meadows to backcountry powder paradises and remote climbers’ refuges. ACC huts provide basic, rustic shelter for backcountry travellers, offering protection from the elements, and communal cooking and sleeping areas. […]

The Vancouver Island 150 Challenge

The Alpine Club of Canada has 22 local sections across the country. Membership in a section enables members to participate in numerous summer and winter mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing activities, coordinated by experienced amateur leaders in their local area. The majority of activities offered by Sections are either free or are offered on a break-even […]