Artists Week at the 2018 GMC - with Phee Hudson

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The Same Great GMC Experience but for Artists

Each year, the final week of the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camp is focussed on those seeking to push their creative, rather than mountaineering, boundaries. This camp is for the artist at heart! You can expect all the good things about a regular GMC week (helicopter access, fantastic food, ACMG guides, basecamp comfort etc.) but with a few slight differences designed to tailor our camp to the artist's tastes:

  • Slightly shorter format of six rather than eight days is reflected in the lower cost of the camp
  • An artist-in-residence will be on hand to guide and advise you with your artwork
  • Our Artists Week guides are also artists and photographers themselves
  • Climbing objectives are generally more modest and days are generally shorter than during the regular GMC allowing artists more time to practice their craft
  • You will be experiencing this wilderness area with a smaller and more intimate group as the GMC begins to pack up and wind down; this more peaceful environment makes the week perfect for capturing the natural beauty of the mountains

Phee Hudson artwork

Artists Week at Hallam Glacier with Phee Hudson

This year’s camp will take you to the beautiful Hallam Glacier area, north-west of Revelstoke, B.C. This is a rarely visited area, adding to the splendor of having it to yourself and a small group. Base camping in the area will allow you to work at your leisure, while having a full kitchen and cook at your disposal.

We are excited to announce that our artist-in-residence this year will be Phee Hudson! You can find out more about Phee in her bio at the bottom of this page.

For more information on the Hallam Glacier region see the main 2018 GMC page.

Phee Hudson artwork

Artistic Objectives

There are a number of beautiful objectives in the area to climb or paint! Hallam Peak, Deception Peak and Foster Peak all quite literally stand out! Aside from these peaks, there are plenty of opportunities for glacier walks and easier mountaineering objectives.

The hiking opportunities in the area are spectacular, with views of high peaks in all directions and alpine waterfalls and meadows accessible via short hikes from camp. Participants can choose their daily outings depending on their tastes.

Be it photography, writing, music, poetry, paint or any other medium, you will have time to be inspired by the majestic scenery of a rarely visited area.

Find Out More

You can find out more about the General Mountaineering Camp on the 2018 GMC page, the GMC Overview page or the GMC history page

Also feel free to speak to Sarah, our Adventures Coordinator, by email or at 403 678 3200 ext. 109.


  •  August 18th - August 23rd
  • $1,450 + Tax / Person
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Gear, Food & Lodging

  • Helicopter flights to and from the remote base camp staging area
  • Guiding and instruction by ACMG-certified guides throughout the camp
  • Artistic guidance from an artist in residence
  • Full basecamp services including: tent accommodation, communal facilities, garbage removal etc.
  • Meals prepared by a dedicated team of cooks (from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6)
  • All group gear
  • Transportation between Revelstoke and the staging area (a shuttle bus is available for an additional fee)
  • Personal gear (see the gear list)

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Past GMCs Art Gallery


Artist's Week Staff

Phee Hudson

Phillipa (Phee) Hudson will attend Artists’ Week of the GMC 2018 to encourage and mentor graphic artists and painters over the period. Much of Phee’s art is inspired by mountains, and many of her best known commissions have featured iconic peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Although known initially as a watercolourist, in the past decade her bold acrylics, full of clean colour and light, have evolved into a distinct style that has been in demand by both corporate and private collectors in North America and beyond. She is an Associate of the Canadian Federation of Artists. She joined the ACC in 1978 when she first moved to Calgary. Within the Club she has served in many capacities, most recently as Treasurer of the Vancouver Island section. Phee has attended many GMCs in the past and looks forward to sharing time with you in the Hallam Glacier region of BC’s Monashees, making daily excursions onto the surrounding mountains to paint en plein air or discuss potential paintings and composition by capturing scenes on your camera to use as material later in the studio.

Roger Laurilla

Raised in Roger’s Pass and Revelstoke B.C., Roger was exposed to the mountains at early age. During his secondary education interests in mountaineering and photography grew simultaneously. As he began to explore the mountains he saw a lot of areas and natural wonders that he wanted to capture on film. Climbing and skiing became the means to see the mountains and photograph whatever he saw. Roger joined the Alpine Club of Canada in 1976, started guiding on national camps in 1989 and served as VP of Mountain Activities for six years ending 2011. Currently Roger is one of the senior guides for the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camp. In 1979 Roger started working for Canadian Mountain Holidays, this opened his eyes to what guiding is all about and Roger became a fully certified Mountain Guide 1989. From his early years in the ski shop, he has guided and managed CMH Monashees Heli-Skiing operation for Canadian Mountain Holidays. Presently, with co-owner Robson Gmoser, they operate Battle Abbey a commercial backcountry ski hut in the southern Selkirk Mountains. 

Photography has long been a strong creative source for Roger; his images have been published in many magazines including Canadian Geographic, Beautiful BC, Ski Canada, Powder Magazine, Climbing, Rock And Ice, Couloir and Back Country. Some of the many books that his images have appeared in are: The Selkirks, The Bugaboos, Place Names in the Canadian Alps, Summits and Secrets, and Canadian Summits. Most of Roger’s photography is documenting outdoor sports and mountain related subjects in Canada and the US. His photography and guiding have taken him to South America, Africa, New Zealand, Iceland, Europe, Asia and Antarctica.