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10 04, 2013

Ice Climbing in Alex Lowe Country

2016-10-30T13:11:16+00:00 April 10th, 2013|trip reports|

Karla and I made a trip to Bozeman Montana, to climb in the famous Hyalite Canyon, which is a half hour drive from Bozeman’s downtown. Hyalite is known as the ice-playground of big names such as Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, and Jack Tackle. Hyalite’s reputation bred high hopes, but our trip exceeded them.

8 01, 2012

Adventure Racing in Saskatoon

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 January 8th, 2012|activities, trip reports|

by Howard Hemingson Race Director This summer saw the ACC Sask Section and Prairie Dog Racing hosting two adventure races in Saskatoon. The Urban Adventure Race was held on Saturday, June 11 and the Gopher Chase was held on Saturday, September 17. This was my third year organizing the Urban AR, which has been occurring [...]

30 10, 2011

Backpacking around Skoki

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 October 30th, 2011|activities, camping, trip reports|

Skoki Mountain, carrying a 42lb backpack, scrambling, blisters and taking in the raw beauty of the mountains…this was my first backcountry adventure! A few things I learned along the way:  Ensure the new hiking boots are well worked in! Hikes around the Meawasin Trail in Saskatoon will not do the job…as Alicia, [...]

29 07, 2011

Annual Mountaineering Camp

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 July 29th, 2011|activities, climbing, mountaineering camp, training, trip reports|

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 [...]

12 06, 2011

Thrashers 2011

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 June 12th, 2011|activities, climbing, trip reports|

by Don Chodzicki The annual Thrashers Rock Climbing trip took place during the May long weekend. Roughly 30 section members gathered in the Wasootch Creek area of Kananaskis to test their climbing skills on rock slab. Morning of Day 1 participants started with a refresher of proper belay technique followed by warm-up climbs on "D" [...]

20 03, 2011

Beginners’ Ice Climbing – February 2011

2013-02-10T21:10:11+00:00 March 20th, 2011|climbing, trip reports|

The ACC Sask's annual Choppers Ice Climbing trip took place in February 2011.20 participants headed out to Nordegg, Alberta for ice climbing combined with hot tubbing as a recovery. Day 1 had the group head out to Balfour Wall to accommodate an unexpected Adventure Race at one of our planned locations.The day started [...]

24 07, 2010

Mountaineering Camp – July 2010

2016-10-30T13:11:18+00:00 July 24th, 2010|activities, mountaineering camp, trip reports|

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 [...]