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
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.