Be at the Forefront of Canadian Mountain Exploration this Summer on Hallam Glacier
The ACC’s annual General Mountaineering Camp (GMC) has been a Canadian mountaineering legacy for over 100 years. Set in a different, remote, and little-explored range of the western ranges each summer, the camp gives everyday folk an introduction to modern-day mountain exploration.
Whether you're looking to challenge yourself on remote alpine summits, enjoy the comfort of base camp, savour chef-prepared food, socialize with a group of like-minded individuals or simply take in the spectacular mountain vistas, the GMC offers it all. The camp typically sells out, so register early to avoid disappointment!
2018 GMC Location is Confirmed!
This year we are excited to announce the GMC will be visiting the unique and beautiful alpine wilderness around Hallam Peak in the Northern Monashees. This is the first visit to the area for the GMC and the camp is one of the most remote destinations in recent years; a 3.5 hour drive and helicopter journey north of Revelstoke, BC, which will be our meeting location.
You can expect seldom-visited glaciers and summits, spectacular views, and a chance to experience a true wilderness area - but as always with the trademark GMC food, comfort, organization, and staff that the camp is known for. Join us for our 112th annual camp!
GMC Week 5 by Zac Robinson
Basecamp and Adjacent Mountaineering Objectives
Basecamp will be located at 1700m below the Hallam Glacier. As always, this will be helicopter-accessed. The adjacent peaks provide a variety of challenges for mountaineers just starting out as well as for seasoned veterans. The area also provides a perfect setting for our ice, snow and rock schools, an excellent option for those looking to develop their mountaineering abilities and become more autonomous in the alpine environment.
The site was fully recce'd in the fall by our dedicated GMC team and will serve as a base for climbing in three major areas. Local objectives include: Hallam Peak, Deception Peak, Foster Peak and Mount Milton as well as several as-yet unnamed objectives. See the pictures from our reccy trips in the gallery below!
GMC Albert Icefield GMC 2017
Who Can Attend?
The GMC is open to all! 16 years of age or older, novice to expert, intrepid or laid back. The large camp size (typically 30 participants, 4 guides and 3-5 amateur leaders each week) allows for different groups to target a wide ranges of objectives. Each day you get to decide which group you'd like to join depending on your ability, fitness and desired length of day.
Want More Information?
For further details on this year's GMC, please review the Camp Info Pack
and other materials available to download from this page which include maps and guidebook descriptions. You can also speak to Sarah, our Adventures Coordinator, by email
or at 403 678 3200 ext. 109
For more detail on the overall format of the camp, see our GMC Overview page
. For more details on the rich history of the GMC visit our GMC History page