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Get your skiing, ice climbing, scrambling, mountaineering, backcountry hiking and rock climbing gear finalized at our ACC-RM club discount night at MEC. 

• Discounts are available to current club members and immediate family members who are with club members. 

• Anyone who wants to make a purchase at MEC must be a member of MEC or buy an MEC membership that night. Membership is $5 for a lifetime. 

Live performance: MARY SCHÄFFER, MOUNTAIN WOMAN

Date(s) Friday November 10th

Time(s) 7:30 pm

Duration:  75 minutes 

Ticket price: $20 regular, $15 for Alpine Club Members, tickets on sale October 10th.

Age rating; e.g., 10+

Location:  artsPlace - 950 8 Ave, Canmore

 

One of our premier mountain explorers, this Quaker naturalist, floral artist, photographer, and writer found freedom in the Rockies, far from her origins. Inspiring music by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan, and images of Mary’s hand-painted lantern slides

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Photo contest:

2017 Photo contest is open now and deadline is November 30, 2017. We are going to present a slideshow of all submissions and announce the winners during our annual pizza party in December. Send us your best photos of mountain adventures, landscape, animals, flowers and fauna, or just anything that you feel proud of. We'd love to see your photos. Please check rules and guidelines HERE.

The North Face Leadership Course this winter will take place out of the Lake Louise Alpine Centre. 

The deadline for  current or aspiring amateur leaders of the Rocky Mountain Section  to apply is November 24th. All information about the application process and the course itself can be found at the address below:

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New courses have been posted for the fall/winter season!

Registration is now open for Map/Compass Skills, Mountain Weather, Companion Rescue Skills, and Crevasse Rescue at all levels, with more on the way in the coming days (Ice Rescue, Steep Ice/Mixed, Ski Leadership...).

Our next course is in just one week - Sunday, October 8, Crevasse Rescue Review with Jeff Bullock - don't miss out on a great chance to refine your skills!

Check out the full list at: http://www.accrockymtn.ca/activities/courses

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What else do you need for a great party?  Climbers, Live Music, Munchies & Beer - Come early - Space is limited.  Calling all routbuilders, retrofitters and anyone who appreciates their work.  Routbuilders & Retrofitters Appreciation Party  - Come celebrate Bow Valley routebuilders & retrofitters, Draw prizes for routbuilders & retrofitters.  Come by and celebrate - buy a routfebuilder / retrofitter a beer!  (hint, hint!) Friday, October 13, 2017, 8pm - 11pm -  Canmore Brewing Company - 1460 Railway Ave, Canmore.  Free entry - See you there!

Our Annual AGM (combined with our October social) will be held at the Canmore Legion on October 11th, starting at 7pm.  Been out to an event recently?  We have an exciting winter season coming up and are looking for volunteers to make it even better!  If you are interested in getting involved with the club, or just curious about what we do, come join us at our next meeting.

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This new course is for experienced leaders of RMS Ski Trips, to be held from Thu Jan 4th evening to Sun Jan 7th , 2018, evening at Rogers Pass. The course will be led by ACMG Ski Guide Troy Leahey and be comprised of an AST2 Refresher plus additional teaching from the CAA Level 1 curriculum.

Don't miss out! 

The cost of the course ($360) includes 3 full ski days at Rogers Pass, evening teaching sessions and accommodation (incl. breakfast).

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Mountains cover 95% of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and 40% of those are above 3,000 meters high. The Kyrgyz don’t even bother naming peaks lower than 4,000 meters. This was the location of a two Rocky Mountain Section trips this last summer - one involving a 2 week trek up the Inychek Glacier, the 6th largest glacier in the world, and second involving alpine climbing in the Ala Archa national park, just south of Bishkek, the capital. This slide show, presented by Steve Fedyna, Jackie Clark and other members of the climbing team, will highlight this spectacular area.

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Social event: “ Building your mental side for adventure sports” — presented by Ryan Strohmaier and Rebecca Ferri.  All Are welcome!

One of our toughest competitors in sports is competing with ourselves. Our brain is a double-edged sword and can either help us or hinder us. Ryan and Rebecca want to help you unlock the secret of the brain by showing you what you are up against and what you need to do to maximize your potential.

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