The Alpine Club of Canada

Summit Series 17 : Seizing the Sharp End (ACMG)


by Lynn Martel
Published by The Alpine Club of Canada
Softcover, 8.5 x 11
44 pages, colour photos

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From an afternoon gathering in a dimly-lit one-room Rockies cabin in 1963 to an 800-plus-member, world-respected professional organization, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides has played a rich and definitive role in the history of Canada’s mountain community. Credited with first ascents of some of the most challenging peaks in western Canada to the very first days of heli-skiing to the creation of Canada’s highly respected public safety services, professional guides have helped shape and nurture outdoor recreation experiences across the country.

As the first non-European member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, the ACMG has evolved and matured to be a leader in professional guiding standards and client care, serving as mentor to other countries’ associations. This booklet is a celebration of a job exceptionally well done!