Calgary Section in El Portrero Chico, Mexico

Climbing in El Portrero Chico, Mexico Authentic Mexican culture, easy pace and lots of multi pitch climbing are the distinct characteristics of this hidden climbing gem in northern Mexico. Relatively little known to Canadians but very popular with Texans, this small area of northern Mexico boasts over 600 sport routes many of them multi-pitch climbs […]

Success on Cholatse

 Nancy Hansen is an Alpine Club of Canada Ambassador who has recently returned to Nepal to attempt a summit of Cholatse with her partner Ralf Dujmovits. Follow their story on our blog, and read some of Nancy’s previous adventures here. My partner, German alpinist Ralf Dujmovits, and I climbed the south-west ridge of Cholatse (6,440m/21,123′) from April […]

Fryatt Hut – the trials of winter hut maintenance

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. […]

Mountain artist — Jennifer Annesley at Abbot Pass hut

  Jennifer Annesley is a Canadian artist from Edmonton, Alberta. Her charcoal and watercolour paintings are based on the exploration of historic architecture and landscape at home and abroad, through backcountry exploration and travel. “In 2005 a group of friends and I spent 3 nights at Abbott Pass Hut. We ascended in perfect sunny late […]

Grants Recipients – 2017

We’re excited to announce the 2017 winners of the Nagy, Colpitts, Environment and Higgins grants.  The Alpine Club of Canada maintains or administers permanent funds to which people may apply for financial support for their mountain-related projects and initiatives. Support is provided in the form of annual cash grants and scholarships to individuals and groups who […]

Nancy Hansen’s return to Nepal — after the earthquake

Nancy Hansen is an Alpine Club of Canada Ambassador who has recently returned to Nepal to attempt a summit of Cholatse with her partner Ralf Dujmovits. Follow their story on our blog, and read some of Nancy’s previous adventures here. Five of us (three Canmorons, one New Yorker, and a German) are trekking and climbing in […]

Fairy Meadow Photo Gallery

Take a peek at some our favourite winter photos of Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut, and you’ll see it’s no wonder this legendary lodge is listed as number 4 in the top ten backcountry ski huts in North America! Spring is typically a fantastic time of year to ski Fairy Meadow. With spring snow conditions on south facing […]

Mountain treasures fill Whyte Museum library

Beginning in 2016, Meghan Walsh — an intern at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies — was tasked with the grand project of ensuring that everything in the newly-donated Alpine Club of Canada Collection at the museum is organized and in good condition so that members and researchers can take full advantage. Here’s Meghan’s account of her experience […]

Mountain Love

The story of two mountain lovers who met their match at the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camps. Happy Valentine’s Day! Frenchman Cap GMC, 2014 – Meeting I met Colin on the first day of my first ever General Mountaineering Camp at Frenchman Cap in 2014. I had signed up on the recommendation of my mother, who had been […]

Opening access for all – trimming the Fairy Meadow Hut trail

Clearing the Fairy Meadow trail for summer access The Bill Putnam Hut, or as it is more widely known, Fairy Meadow Hut is located in the Adamant range in the northern Selkirk Mountains of BC. It is well known for being a powder skiing mecca. Week long trips are booked through a lottery system at […]