Our Section is headed back out to the Wapta Icefield this summer from July 14-18, 2019. We recently came across some old stories from a couple members when they did a summer Section trip traversing the Wapta back in 2006. Enjoy the past trip highlights and if you are interested in this years summer Wapta trip, registration opens on Sunday March 31st, 2019.
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 [...]
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.
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.
On the evening of August 31, 2013, eight mostly-strangers met at a dimly-lit hostel in the heart of Yoho National Park. The group was preparing to hike up to one of the protected sites of the Burgess Shale, a fossil site home to some of the best-preserved organisms that lived over 500 million years ago.
On the September long weekend this year Joy an I had the opportunity to join the Alpine Club of Canada- Saskatchewan Section- Thrashers Weekend on their annual climbing trek to Kananaskis. As first time rock climbers we were not sure what to expect ...
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 ....
The Annual Mountaineering Camp was held this year out of the Bill Putnam Hut at Fairy Meadows, a significant step up in difficulty and logistics, but it offered the opportunity to spend a week on or near the Gothics and Granite Glaciers in the Northern Selkirks. Access was a 64 km drive up the West [...]
Part of the activities for Thrashers Weekend was the opportunity to do some scrambles. On Saturday, two of us made the quick ascent of Baldy, the peak just above Barrier Bluffs. The weather was fine and the views were nice. We even made it down in time to take in a quick climb of two [...]