First Ever YEG ACC Ice Climbing Camp! December 30th-January 7th

This camp is a collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Section! One of our Ice Leaders is from the RMS, and we are looking forward to having participants from the Rocky Section as well!


Join us for the first annual YEG ACC Ice Camp! No more envy for all the ski camps – finally one for Ice Climbers!

This camp will be low key, with participants responsible for their own food / transportation. Accommodations are included (see below for details).

Our Introduction to Crevasse Rescue is coming up soon (Nov 17), but there's still time to secure your spot!  Learn the skills you need to stay safe in glaciated terrain.

Our Companion Rescue Skills course is also just around the corner (Nov 24) - sign up today to practice the latest techniques in avalanche response.

For more information on these and other courses, check out our Courses page:

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. 


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


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:


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:


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.


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).