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.
This was my first time attending an Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Saskatchewan Section Mountaineering Camp, it was a wonderful learning experience full of excitement and adventure.
I must say that the 2013 Mountaineering trip was more than I expected, more than most expected I think. Starting off the trip was a rather nice with a short helicopter trip up the valley, the views coming up from where we parked went from green and rolling brown to white grey and jagged, the terrain was steeeep. The first days objective was a mountain called Doubletop ....
by Dave McCormick From July 21 to 26, the Section held its Summer Mountaineering Camp, this year at the Peyto Hut on the Wapta Icefield. Every imaginable weather accompanied us during the week, from rain to snow to solar furnace. A total of 18 participants, some new to any kind of mountaineering, spent the week [...]
by Dave McCormick The Section just completed it's 3rd Mountaineering Camp, held this year out of the Stanley Mitchell hut in the Little Yoho Valley of Yoho National Park. A total of 21 people, many beginners to mountaineering, attended this camp and had fun meeting new people, learning new techniques and skills and getting a [...]
by JJ Hodgson When I agreed to go on this mountaineering camp, I didn't know exactly what I was getting into. All I knew for sure was that I would get to do a scramble...a feat which I had never accomplished. Then the trip started to get closer and I started hearing about ice axes [...]
by Bill & Terrye Bullers, Albuquerque, NM, USA Little Yoho Valley, July 18-23, 2008: Thanks go to trip leaders Dave, Bob, Ivan, and Jesse and to the other victims (er, participants) who so warmly welcomed Bill and Terrye, a couple of old folks from New Mexico. Terrye & I agreed that you “Saskatchewanians” are definitely [...]
A group of us just finished 4 days in the Little Yoho Valley participating in the Section's Mountaineering Camp. More stories, reports and pictures are forthcoming, but the short story is: Day 1 - met and hiked in to Stanley Mitchell. Got organized, practiced knots, roped travel principles, discussed camp activities and objectives. Day 2 [...]