Save the Date!
The 29th annual Mountain Guides Ball will be held in Lake Louise on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
We hope to see you there!
We had a great time at the 28th annual Mountain Guides Ball!
Check out or download all the evening’s photos.
Gallery: photos by Adrienne Marie Photography
Thanks for joining us at the 28th annual Mountain Guides Ball!
The Mountain Guides Ball is an annual gala event of The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) that brings together members of the mountain community to celebrate our mountain culture and raise funds for various worthy causes.
Each year, a Patron is honoured for their contribution to our mountain community, new mountain guides are awarded their UIAGM pins and guests bid on over 100 fabulous silent auction items. The Chateau Lake Louise serves up a gourmet dinner with wine and the evening’s final hours are spent socializing and dancing.
It was definitely the gala of the year!
2017 MGB Patron: Peter Amann
Congratulations to Peter Amann on being named Patron of the 2017 MGB!
A Life in the Mountains
Peter has spent most of the last forty years living in Jasper and working as a Mountain Guide. In the early 1970s, he arrived from the east with a passion for mountains. After climbing and exploring the area for over a decade, he took the Parks Ski Guide exam under Willi Pfisterer which launched him into a life of guiding and working in the mountains that continues to this day.
Peter was the Avalanche Forecaster at Marmot Basin for twenty-two years, a Heli-Ski Guide in Valemount for several more. He has spent most of the past few decades training the Canadian Military SAR Techs, teaching ACMG certification courses for Thompson River University and guiding ACC camps. Peter continues to guide personal clients and friends from across North America.
Work with the Alpine Club and Beyond
Peter has been a proud member of the Alpine Club of Canada since 1977. He continues to work with his local Jasper-Hinton Section, which he helped to found in the early 1990s. Peter was the section’s president/chair for almost twenty years.
The ACC’s General Mountaineering Camps have been a part of Peter’s summers for 25 years, starting with his first camp in 1988 under the mentorship of Don Vockeroth. Peter has worked on the ACC Winter Leadership Program, mentoring new Club leaders for ten years.
Working with the Mountain Heritage Program at Jasper Park Lodge led to Peter’s involvement with the Mt. Alberta Project in 2000. Currently, he works with the ACC Safety and Leadership Committee, and continues to work as Trip Coordinator for the Jasper-Hinton section.
Guiding and Climbing Life
Peter’s interest in remote alpine traverses has led to many guided trips throughout the Rockies and Interior Ranges with a preference for visiting the less-travelled areas and offering this experience to his clients. Memorable trips include several first ascents in the Jasper area and the Interior Ranges.
In addition to his climbing skills, Peter dedicated seven years to the ACMG Board of Directors as the Rockies Representative. These experiences provided him with the opportunity to hone the important skills of mopping floors and doing cleanup after social events.
Peter has enjoyed many decades in the mountains as a guide, leader, instructor, examiner and mentor. Through his private guiding and work with the ACC, TRU, and the ACMG, he is fortunate to continue following his passion for the mountains. He holds dear all the people he has encountered along the way who have shared the experiences, the views from the top and the jokes told along the way.
2017 Evening Program
Saturday, October 14 was a full day in Lake Louise!
- 4:00 pm – Slideshow by Patron Peter Amann in Beehive and Lakeshore Trails Rooms
- 4:00 pm – Silent Auction in the Mount Temple Ballroom foyer
- 4:30 pm – Cocktails
- 6:30 pm – Scrumptious four-course dinner in the Mount Temple Ballroom
- 9:00 pm – Silent Auction end after the final speech
- 10:00 pm – Dancing to Live DJ
2017 Silent Auction
The silent auction for the 2017 Mountain Guides Ball was a great success with almost $30,000 raised.
Ball attendees (and those following along online at home) bid on amazing artwork, fantastic outdoor gear, great vacations and getaways and vintage climbing gear from this year’s patron Peter Amann.
We would like to send out huge thanks to all of our sponsors of the fabulous auction. We couldn’t do this without you!
2017 Menu for the Four Course Meal
Wild mushroom bisque, candied walnut & fine herbs
Baby spinach – silvered almonds, sun-dried cranberries, lightly pickled beets, maple ice wine dressing
Herb-marinated beef tenderloin, buttermilk mashed potatoes, merlot demi-glace
Vegetarian Option (must be pre-ordered)
Vegan mushroom & spinach butternut cannelloni, cauliflower & potato cake, smoked tomato sauce
New York Style Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with berry sauce and lemon sorbet
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee or Tea
Complimentary wine will be at each table. Additional bottles may be purchased.
We thank everyone who made the 2017 MGB possible!
The 2017 Mountain Guides Ball was sponsored in part by:
For information on sponsoring the Mountain Guides Ball, please contact Lawrence White at: firstname.lastname@example.org