2 11, 2011

Avalanche Transceivers – Recommendations from the Safety Committee

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|ACC National, equipment, safety, skiing|

The Safety Committee of the Alpine Club of Canada recommends to the Board of Directors the adaptation of the following policy:Participants on all mountaineering, skiing and ice climbing trips, camps and courses of the Alpine Club of Canada in avalanche terrain are required to use a modern avalanche transceiver, as recommended by the Canadian Avalanche [...]

29 03, 2010

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course – December 2009

2016-10-30T13:11:18+00:00 March 29th, 2010|activities, safety, training|

by Wendy White In December 2009, the Saskatchewan section of ACC organized a 20 hour Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course that was put on by First Aid for Life Saskatoon. There were twelve participants with diverse interests from diving to climbing to backcountry skiing. My husband Dick and I both took the [...]

25 03, 2010

Stanley Mitchell Skiing – March 11-14, 2010

2016-10-30T13:11:18+00:00 March 25th, 2010|activities, safety, skiing, trip reports|

by Bette Boechler On the evening of March 10, Bill Wotherspoon, Bob Hawboldt, Dave McCormick and I met at the Alpine Centre in Lake Louise before skiing in to Stanley Mitchell Hut. Stanley Mitchell (SM) is located in Yoho National Park, and in the summer, is accessible by the 13 km drive up [...]

13 01, 2010

A Rope Awakening

2016-10-30T13:11:19+00:00 January 13th, 2010|climbing, equipment, safety|

One of the blogs we occasionally follow is The Mountain World. A recent post of theirs told the story of some rope testing results.The story should serve as a reminder to all of us who use ropes for climbing (I have an old one I use only for winching down trees, so it doesn't count!). [...]

25 07, 2008

Neat Knots

2013-03-03T20:29:18+00:00 July 25th, 2008|knots, safety|

People into climbing and mountaineering need to know a few knots. Animated Knots is a website that shows you step-by-step how to tie all those puzzling things. There are several categories and some knots are featured in more than one place. Highly recommended.