Our latest course to hit the schedule is a Rock Rescue Refresher on Saturday, June 1st.

On this full day course, we will review advanced ropework skills, systems, and principles to safely and confidently deal with a rock climbing emergency.

For more details and to register for this course, visit the courses section of the website at


Our new RMS Summer Alpine Leadership Skills course has just hit the calendar - 3 days of hands-on learning with an overnight stay at Castle Mountain Hut.  Topics cover will include: transitions, terrain management, shortroping technique, efficient movement, linking pitches, and more!

This course is aimed at, and subsidised for, Section trip leaders at $250, accommodation included.

For more info, or to sign up for the course, visit the courses section of the website:


Intro to Rock Rescue, 1 day - $75 for members

Gear Placement & Anchor Construction, 1 day - $75 for members

Introduction to Outdoor Lead Climbing, 2 days - $150 for members

RMS Alpine Leadership Skills: Rock, 3 days - COMING SOON!

Discounts avaiable for Section trip leaders. For further details or to register, head on over to the courses section of the website:

Rocky Mountain Section Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The Rocky Mountain Section (ACC) is having its second Golden social on February 20th! Come join fellow ACC members and guests for an evening get together.

The event ill be held in back tasting room of Whitetooth Brewing Company (623 - 8th Ave N) starting at 6pm. Eamon McGrath is playing.

Our Golden community representative, Pam Paylor, is hosting.  Members plus guest are welcome!

Applications for this summer's The North Face Leadership Course are now open! All details on the course can be found HERE and applications must be received by March 22nd to be considered by the Committee. 

Hope to see applications coming in from the RMS trip leaders for this excellent course. 



Want to learn how to shoot like a pro? Our January social features a presentation by renowned photographer Paul Zizka, as well as the results from our annual photo contest. 7:00 p.m. on January 24 at the Canmore Legion. Free for all. 


ACMG Ski Guide, Olivia Sofer, will be teaching our Advanced Crevasse Rescue on Friday, January 11th.  Take your glacier skills to the next level, and get prepared for the complexity of real-life rescue scenarios.  Just $70 for members, and $50 for RMS Trip Leaders.  For more information, see the Courses section of the website.


Our RMS Ice Leadership course is next weekend (Dec 8-9), and there are still 2 spots available! Just $120 for two full days of instruction from ACMG Mountain Guide, Jeff Bullock. This course is the perfect start to become a Section leader for ice climbing trips! See the Courses section of this site or email for more details.

The next Rocky Mountain Section social will be on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Canmore Legion. We will be having free pizza, followed by a very short annual general meeting and then a screening of one of Hans Gmoser's ski films. That night we will be showing "Rendezvous in the Selkirks", Hans' last (and some people suggest, best) film. Chic Scott will be on hand to introduce the show. At the time that they were produced, Hans travelled across all of North America showing his films to huge audiences, and their appeal has not diminished over the years.