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The classic Six Pass Route south of Jasper is a full-value ski traverse that includes skis-off scrambles, descents to valley bottom, and the potential to ski laps on nice open slopes. This trip provides relatively mellow terrain appropriate for heavier packs, and has a true wilderness feel. While a popular tourist area in the summer, Maligne Lake feels much more remote in the winter. We’ll start the traverse by shuttling the ever-important end-of-route car to the Maligne Lake Parking ... Details
When: March 3–7, 2018
Where: AB
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While most of us have awesome male trip partners, it can be nice to meet other adventurous women who love the mountains! If you want a chance to develop leadership and technical skills in a supportive environmment, this camp is intended to maximize your learning in female company. Join the ACC on the Wapta Icefield to breathe in the fresh air, strap on your skis and go explore! Designed and offered for women exclusively, this unique ski camp provides an opportunity to work on winter... Details
When: March 10–15, 2018
Where: AB
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Have you taken the AST-1, and you’re looking for a refresher? Maybe you’ve just finished your AST-1, and you’re wanting to learn more about travel techniques. Either way, this new certificate course from Avalanche Canada might be for you. This course focuses on the avalanche skill that is most commonly used in the backcountry: mitigating and avoiding avalanche hazard through terrain management skills and safe travel practices. In this one-day, intensive course, you will meet your... Details
When: March 24, 2018
Where: AB
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The Fairy Meadow Powder Week is your chance to spend a week enjoying once-in-a-lifetime skiing at the renowned Fairy Meadow Hut! Situated in the Adamant Range of the Selkirk Mountains and called “THE backcountry ski destination in Canada” by Chic Scott, the Bill Putnam (Fairy Meadow) Hut is a sought-after destination for its spectacular scenery, long glacier runs, and abundant ski-mountaineering opportunities. Easily accessed from the hut, the high cols between the Adamants offer... Details
When: March 31 – April 7, 2018
Where: BC
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Are you ready to take the next step in your backcountry skiing career? This course introduces the fundamentals of glacier travel, trip planning, and group travel techniques. This hostel-based course will allow you to access lines on the Icefields Parkway. Possible objectives include Mt. Hector, Cirque Peak (plus couloir), and Crowfoot. Skiing objectives will be chosen in collaboration with the group, depending on weather and avalanche conditions. Evening sessions will depend on... Details
When: April 2–6, 2018
Where: AB
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Last year, the ACC ran a women’s only traverse of the classic 6-Pass Route south of Jasper. According to participants and staff, the program was a success! This year, we asked the same amazing guides back to lead a women’s only traverse of the Drummond Icefield. This traverse is a great continutation of the women’s program for people who have taken our Women’s Ski Camp or last year’s 6-pass traverse. This trip provides relatively mellow terrain appropriate for heavier packs, and has... Details
When: April 8–12, 2018
Where: AB
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The first day is split between a morning session at the climbing gym and an afternoon classroom session. You’ll review essential climbing knots, how to descend and ascend a rope, and learn how to set up a hauling system.  Your guide will also discuss the use of commercially-available crevasse rescue equipment (pulleys and ready-made systems) and provide opportunity to practice with these.

Your two-hour classroom session will cover glacier travel basics, roped and unroped... Details
When: June 9–10, 2018
Where: AB

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Are you an indoor climber wanting to transition to outdoors but intimated by the risks and required skills? Are you comfortable climbing on top rope but lacking the confidence to start leading sport routes independently? Whether or not you have been climbing inside or outside, this course will teach you the basics and give you the confidence to start sport climbing on your own. Learn to Lead will focus on all the required skills to make you safe.

Our experienced guide will... Details
When: June 16–17, 2018
Where: Canmore, AB

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Have you got some sport climbing experience under your belt but are wanting to push your climbing to the next level? Do you long to climb in the mountains unhindered by the straightjacket of having to stick to prepared and bolted lines? Learning to trad climb can be a truly liberating if intimidating experience for a climber. To climb without the security and assistance of artificial bolts can be terrifying, but opens up whole guide-books of new routes. And hey, it feels pretty... Details
When: June 23–24, 2018
Where: Canmore, AB

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This hut-based camp is designed for members with no or limited mountaineering experience, or for members who want to shake off the winter cobwebs with a refresher course covering the basics. We cover the basics of glacier travel, and then put your new skills to work on the many peaks surrounding the Bow Hut. Possible objectives on this course include peaks like St. Nicholas, Olive, Gordon, Rhondda, Thompson, Portal and The Onion. Skills covered include the basics of roped glacier... Details
When: June 29 – July 3, 2018
Where: AB

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This hut-based camp is designed for members with no or limited mountaineering experience, or for members who want to shake off the winter cobwebs with a refresher course covering the basics. We cover the basics of glacier travel, and then put your new skills to work on the many peaks surrounding the Bow Hut. Possible objectives on this course include peaks like St. Nicholas, Olive, Gordon, Rhondda, Thompson, Portal and The Onion. Skills covered include the basics of roped glacier... Details
When: July 4–8, 2018
Where: AB

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Northern Norway

Located above the Arctic Circle, Lofoten and Tysfjord are a climber’s paradise. Join the ACC in the summer of 2018 to climb in the midnight sun, and find out why northern Norway has attracted international mountaineers for over a hundred years. Spend 5 nights among the white sand beaches, crystal clear fjords and jagged peaks of Lofoten; then pack up and move your base camp for 4 nights in Tysfjord, home of Norway’s iconic mountain Stetind.

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When: July 4–14, 2018

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Have you stayed at one of our easy access facilities such as the Wheeler Hut or Elk Lakes Cabin and want to go somewhere higher and more remote? Or maybe just seen some of the incredible pictures of our unique and spectacularly-set alpine huts in the media or on our website, and want to check them out for yourself? But lacking the skills necessary in mountain travel (navigation, glacier travel, using axe and crampons) to make this happen safely and comfortably?

Then our Hut ... Details
When: July 6–7, 2018
Where: BC

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Our women's programs are popular for their unique and supportive all-female settings. This brand-new addition to our lineup is no different. This course is meant for gym climbers who want to get their first taste of climbing outdoors, or for people who are brand new to the sport and want to start their climbing career off right.

Led by female ACMG mountain guides and toprope climbing instructors, you're sure to get the personalized coaching on movement skills, mental focus... Details
When: July 13–15, 2018
Where: Canmore, AB

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Have you stayed at one of our easy access facilities such as the Wheeler Hut or Elk Lakes Cabin and want to go somewhere higher and more remote? Or maybe just seen some of the incredible pictures of our unique and spectacularly-set alpine huts in the media or on our website, and want to check them out for yourself? But lacking the skills necessary in mountain travel (navigation, glacier travel, using axe and crampons) to make this happen safely and comfortably?

Then our Hut ... Details
When: July 20–21, 2018
Where: BC