Jasper/Hinton Section

The Silver Ice Axe – Section Newsletter

The Silver Ice Axe is published twice a year and contains trip reports, new routes, planned club activities, and references to national activities.

The newsletter is named for the fabled Silver Ice Axe that was left on the summit of Mt. Alberta upon it’s first ascent. The second ascent party found the axe to be something other than silver and took it as a prize nonetheless. For many years it resided in the basement of an archive in the US until Greg Horne stumbled upon it’s dusty resting place. Primarily through Greg’s efforts, the axe rests in the Jasper Museum and Archives. It now forms part of a showcase display there.

Current edition.
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The Jasper Hinton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a small group of enthusiastic mountaineers, alpinists and sport climbers. Members range from novice rock climbers to seasoned mountaineers.

Benefits of section membership are varied: for the novice climber, there is the opportunity to travel and climb in the mountains with knowledgeable people; for the more advanced climber, there is the opportunity to socialize and climb with people at your own level and, better yet, to climb with some of the best amateur and professional climbers in Jasper National Park. The section also offers leadership training, social activities, equipment rentals, a regular newsletter, and much more.


Please see the current edition of The Silver Ice Axe for details of planned trips.


Membership is purchased through the National Office of the Alpine Club of Canada, or online.

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