Frank Pianka

Frank Pianka has been a very active member of the Thunder Bay Section for well over twenty five years. Not only has Frank served as the representative of the Thunder Bay Section for many years, he has also been one of the longest standing members of the National Board of Directors of the ACC. He has been a key player in many of the section’s initiatives and activities: these include the Project Peregrine, the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour in Thunder Bay, educational programs, the promotion of ice climbing in the Thunder Bay area and longtime proponent of safe climbing practices. He is presently a member of the Safety Committee and represents the Thunder Bay Section on the Section Forum.

Frank Pianka was awarded the Alpine Club of Canada’s Silver Rope for Leadership in 2002 and Distinguished Service Award in 2013.