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26 03, 2017

February 20-21, 2016: Choppers ice climbing

2017-03-26T14:32:50+00:00 March 26th, 2017|trip reports|

A short summary of the Choppers trip: Ice on the roads, Not fun. Vertical ice, Fun. Usually the biggest hazard on an ACC-Sask trip is that you’re tempted to set cruise control, point your car west, set your seat back, rest your feet on the steering wheel, and hope to wake up in time to [...]

24 08, 2016

Fairy Meadow Trail Rebuild

2016-08-24T08:53:53+00:00 August 24th, 2016|trip reports|

I spent this past weekend working with a small crew of 4 reclaiming the trail to Fairy Meadow Hut. The crew was lead by Jeff Stewart from the ACC. The excellent meals were supplied by the ACC and we were camped next to Kinbasket Lake. If there is any interest from 3 other Saskatchewan members [...]

2 04, 2016

Photo Contest – the Section needs a new display photo!

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Saskatchewan Section wants to update the club display and we need your help to select a suitable photo for a life-size enlargement. We are asking members to review their photo collections and submit photos that would be appropriate to promote the club to the public. If your photo is selected by the judging committee we will pay you $100 cash!

15 11, 2015

Adventures of Greg, Howard, and Adrien on Ice

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 November 15th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

by Greg McKee. Howard Hemingson, Adrien Hounjet, and I had a great day out on February 21st. We drove to Field, B.C., and Climbed Carlsberg Column, on Mount Dennis, about a kilometer west of the town centre. When we’d finished the climb we rappelled down and hung a top rope over Cascade Kronenberg [...]

27 09, 2015

Flatlanders in a Vertical World

2016-10-30T13:11:14+00:00 September 27th, 2015|mountaineering camp, trip reports|

Since I was young, I always had a profound fascination and love the mountains. In the summer of 2015, I had my first opportunity to go on a week ­long mountaineering section trip. This would be my first time doing any sort of general mountaineering. I was so excited for this opportunity I signed up immediately when registration opened months before the trip would happen in late July.

9 01, 2015

Ice Climbing – Choppers III, March 2014

2016-10-30T13:11:15+00:00 January 9th, 2015|climbing, trip reports|

With about 3 years of rock climbing experience, my only exposure to climbing on ice was some top roping at the temporary ice wall members of the SK Section erected at the Winter Shines Festival at Farmers Market. Ice climbing seemed to be the next likely step and most definitely a cool alternative (pun not intended) to rock.

2 12, 2014

Tickets now available for Banff Film Festival World Tour in Saskatoon

2016-10-30T13:11:15+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|film festival|

You can now get advance tickets for the Saskatoon Jan 12, 2015 screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Tickets are currently available at the following Local Sponsors in Saskatoon: Eb's Source for Adventure, Outter Limits, GripIt Climbing, Escape Sports, Bike Doctor & McNally Robinson Booksellers.