Mountain Love

The story of two mountain lovers who met their match at the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camps. Happy Valentine’s Day!   ***Share and win! The theme of February’s GreenGreyWhite photo contest is “Mountain Love.” To enter, be sure to follow @alpineclubcan on Instagram and tag your creative mountain-lovin’ photos with #GreenGreyWhite and #alpineclubofcanada. The winner will receive a Mountain Hardwear Men’s […]

ACC Edmonton Summer Camp – Mt. Assiniboine

O’Brien Meadows Summer Camp – Edmonton Section I experienced my first week-long summer camp this year with the Edmonton section at O’Brien Meadows in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. As it turned out, I had already met several others in the group at some previous events such as Pub Night, BBQs and monthly meetings. At this […]

Vancouver Island Visits Shangri-La – Summer Camp

(If summer time is the busy season, when our members at our 22 local sections are actively out having adventures and running their summer camps, then the autumn is the season when they get to share those adventures with the rest of our Club’s membership across Canada. Enjoy this story, and photography, of the Vancouver […]

2016 Summer North Face Leadership Program

(This trip report, from Jonathan Taylor of the Rocky Mountain Section, captures both the day-to-day experience of the ACC’s Leadership Program at the General Mountaineering Camp as well as the mindset of a participant questioning motivations and building leadership skills. The ACC’s Leadership Program was developed to provide hard skills, but more importantly leadership and decision-making skills […]

Elizabeth Parker Hut Summer Lottery 2017

Summer is coming! That’s right, summer. It’s now officially time to start planning for next year’s hiking and flower season at the Elizabeth Parker Hut at Lake O’Hara. The EP Hut in summertime is one of the most popular huts in the ACC hut network, and with good reason. The hut is beautiful and the […]

Brilliant Autumn Beauty – 5 Hikes to see larches that aren’t Lake O’Hara

We are blessed with a short but brilliant autumn in the Canadian Rockies. Thanks to the alpine larch, officially known as Larix Lyallii, our mountains come alive for a few short weeks starting as early as mid-September each year. These stunning trees make the normally outstanding views in our national and provincial parks truly spectacular. […]

Solo Hike Iceland – Jen Higgins Grant Report

(This report from Kara Folkerts details her experience on a solo hike across the entire distance of the country of Iceland, a trip which was supported by the ACC’s Jen Higgins Grant. In reviewing her application, the ACC Grants Committee was drawn to the creative and exploratory nature of the expedition, and the fact that Kara […]

ACC Yukon and Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve

(With such a large and untapped backyard, the Yukon Section has had a busy summer this year. Check out our previous blog post about their Icefields Discovery Camp. This trip into Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve is a continuation of their partnership with Parks Canada in 2014 when they helped explore the new boundaries of Nahanni […]

ACC Yukon Icefield Discovery Camp 2016

(It would be nearly impossible to document all of the adventures that ACC members get up to across our country each season, but we’re going to continue to bring you stories and images of some of the most interesting ones. This annual camp of the Yukon Section enjoys an established basecamp, big ski lines and […]

Saskatchewanians in the Black Hills of South Dakota

(New members of the ACC often ask us “Should I join a local section? What kinds of things do they do?” Well, they go on awesome ski touring adventures, jumar garbage out of public lands, retrofit huts with green energy, build remote trails, take the mobility-challenged into the backcountry, band peregrin falcons on cliffs, and […]