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ACC Dispatch

Your bi-weekly mountain muse

Audience: ACC members and mountain community.
Frequency: Every second Wednesday.
ACC membership: Not required.
Expect: ACC news, community happenings, job postings, grants, photography & art, mountain science, climbing stories and the occasional dancing bear video. The ACC's flagship email newsletter.

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The inside track on ACC facilities

Audience: Hut lovers.
Frequency: Every Tuesday, plus cancellation alerts.
ACC Membership: Not required.
Expect: Hut availability, trip recommendations, servicing updates and the odd hut story. We announce all hut news here first.

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News from our lodge in Banff's backcountry

Audience: Lodge guests and the curious.
Frequency: Monthly. Sometimes more in the summer.
ACC Membership: Not required.
Expect: Stories and specials from one of the prettiest corners of Banff National Park. Heavy on seasonal meadow flowers and golden larches.

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Audience: Mountaineering enthusiasts of all levels.
Frequency: Monthly in the offseason; bi-weekly in summer.
ACC Membership: Not required.
Expect: General Mountaineering Camp news all year. Announcements of guides, and routes. Stories from camp. We'll announce next year's camp here first.

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  • “In a recent newsletter, you linked to an article about backcountry experiences with kids that mentioned the Hostelling International wilderness hostels. As a result of reading this, my husband, eight-year-old daughter and I booked ourselves in to the HI Mosquito Creek hostel for the July long weekend, and really had a wonderful time. We did a couple of long (well, long by eight-year-old standards) hikes that went surprisingly well, and my daughter announced that she wants to be a mountain climber when she grows up! Thanks for the tip!”
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