Hallam Glacier GMC 2018 - Presented by Mountain Hardwear

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The General Mountaineering Camp, 2018

Put yourself at the forefront of exploration of a unique and beautiful alpine wilderness – this is the 2018 Hallam Glacier General Mountaineering Camp.

The ACC’s annual General Mountaineering Camp is set in a different remote location of western Canada’s mountains each summer. The camp operates on a seven day, Saturday to Saturday basis for six weeks in July and August. Fees include tent accommodation, mountain guiding and instruction, sumptuous meals, and all group climbing equipment.

The GMC typically sells out, so register early to avoid disappointment! See our GMC Overview Page for more information on our camp – a proud ACC tradition since 1906.

The Hallam Glacier General Mountaineering Camp

Our 2018 GMC is located below Hallam Peak in the Northern Monashees.

Going back to our first camp in 1906, the ACC’s GMC is steeped in history and the tradition of exploration. Join us for our 111th annual camp as we return to the remote ranges and continue to explore the summits, glaciers and hidden areas of Canada’s great mountains.

The 2018 GMC basecamp will be helicopter-accessed and will serve as our base for climbing in three major areas. The area is remote, the views are stunning and the peaks provide a variety of challenges for mountaineers just starting as well as for seasoned veterans.

Photo by Thierry Levenq

Our Basecamp

Coming soon! Basecamp will be located at 1700m below the Hallam Glacier this year. It will allow access to Hallam Peak, Deception Peak, and Foster Peak, as well as several unnamed objectives.

Mountaineering Objectives

Join us for a week of climbing, glacier travel, spectacular scenery and good times in the Northern Monashees of British Columbia!

Banner pictures are of previous GMC’s and provided by Nancy Hansen, Zac Robinson, Doug Hogg, Ron Shute, Thierry Levenq, Jeff Bullock and Rob Brown. Pictures of the 2018 location are coming soon!

Level of Difficulty

The GMC welcomes all Alpine Club of Canada members, 16 years of age or older, novice to expert and is designed for all our members in terms of difficulty. Wide ranges of objectives are available, depending on participants’ ability, fitness and length of day desired. The various peaks and approaches may include everything from glacier, ice, snow scrambling and technical climbing. Introductory and intermediate skill reviews are offered on snow, rock and ice (depending on available terrain)


  • July 7 - 14, 2018 (Week #1)
  • July 14 - 21, 2018 (Week #2)
  • July 21 - 28, 2018 (Week #3)
  • July 28 - August 4, 2018 (Week #4)
  • August 4 - 11, 2018 (Week #5)
  • August 11 - 18, 2018 (Week #6)

  • $1,995 + Tax / Person
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Gear, Food & Lodging

  • To and from helicopter flight to base camp from staging area
  • Guiding and instruction by ACMG-certified guides throughout the camp
  • Tent accommodation
  • All meals, beginning with lunch on Day 1 and ending with lunch on Day 7
  • All group gear
  • Transportation to and from the helicopter staging area (participants will be expected to use their own vehicles and carpool)
  • Personal gear (equipment list in infopack)

Photo by Mary Ann Rombach

 Hallam Glacier Gallery


Past GMCs Gallery

  • Beautiful location, easy access to all routes, lots of variety for trips to satisfy differing levels of motivation day-to-day.
  • The attitude from the guides and camp staff was infectious and they were all very inspiring.
  • There were several class 3 + 4 climbs close to the camp and excellent starters for my daughter.
  • It was a perfect week!
  • I’m addicted to GMC!
- Past GMC Participants-

Hallam Glacier GMC 2018 Staff

Derek Glowacki

Darek lives in Revelstoke. He is a certified ACMG - IFMGA Mountain Guide. He instructs and guides mountain adventures year-round and holds a special place in his heart for the beauty and solitude that can be found in the Selkirk Mountains.

Alison Cardinal

Alison moved to Canmore from Northern Ireland, and has spent a lot of time hill walking in the rain in Scotland as well as climbing and skiing in Chamonix, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees and Kenya. She is a certified backpacking guide and an assistant Ski guide through the ACMG. Alison is an active trip leader with the Rocky Mountain Section and the National office.