Mountaineering Program – Presented by Arc’teryx

Arc'teryx has been involved in the ACC's Mountaineering Program for many years, providing funding to make mountaineering skills accessible to as many people as possible. We thank them for their assistance.

Climbing a mountain and standing on the summit is one of the greatest outdoor adventures a person can have. The ACC was founded over a hundred years ago as a club of people who love mountaineering and that hasn’t changed a bit.

Our Mountaineering Program offers adventure camps for different skill levels and ages, from beginners to accomplished veterans. Mountaineering is in our DNA. Join us!

First Summits Camp

Take yourself to new heights with our popular introductory mountaineering course.

A hut-based camp on the Wapta Icefield for those with minimal climbing experience or those looking to refresh dormant skills. This camp will both teach and guide – taking you from the highway to the Bow Hut, to the glacier and on to the summits of the Wapta Icefield. Evenings at the hut are both relaxed, as well as opportunities to continue learning. Ropework and systems, glacier travel, route finding and crevasse rescue are all covered.

June 28-July 2, 2017. $1,195.

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High Adventures at Lake O'Hara Camp

Take your mountaineering to the next level in one of the most beautiful places in the Rockies.

This classic mountaineering trip targets the famous, must-do peaks in the historic and stunningly beautiful Lake O’Hara area of Yoho National Park and includes the classic climbs of Mts. Victoria and Lefroy from Abbot Pass. Accommodation is at the equally famous Elizabeth Parker and Abbot Pass Huts.

August 7-12, 2017. $2,295.

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55+ Hiking and Mountaineering Camp

Our moderate mountaineering and hiking adventure for the young-at-heart.

Fryatt Valley Edition! Based out of the Fryatt Hut, this backcountry adventure camp is for hikers and mountaineers who are looking for moderate mountaineering routes and/or daily trekking options.

August 19-25, 2017. $1,995.

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