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" [...]
The Section just completed its second Backcountry Skiing Camp in Canmore. The camp was led by Bette Boechler with five ACC SK members attending. The camp is intended to introduce members to backcountry skiing and gear with a focus on safety and route finding, The group included two new to BC skiing and two with [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Saskatoon Urban Adventure Race was held on Saturday, June 19th. By all accounts it was fun and the results are now available. To see these results as an Excel spreadsheet file, go to the Race webpage and follow the link given there.Pictures have been added to the Section's Picasa pages.
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 [...]
Ice Climbing Adventures by Robin Silver When I was first asked by my friend Drew to go on the ice climbing trip I immediately had two thoughts... 1. There is no such thing as ice climbing, it’s just a fancy way to ask me to help him clear snow from his roof 2. You should [...]
by Don Chodzicki On Feb 4 to 7, 2010, ten ACC SK members took part in the first Introduction to Backcountry Skiing trip offered by the section. Day 0 was primarily a travel day from Saskatchewan to Canmore with minor diversions to pick up alpine touring skis and avalanche safety equipment. Three members were the [...]
by Kendrick HamiltonThis year the Sask section hosted the second "Thrashers Reloaded" rock climbing trip. We tried moving away from a long weekend as an experiment this year, the idea being there would be fewer people if we climbed during the week. So this year we tried Sunday July 19th to Tuesday July 21st. Saturday [...]
Nothing like a good (long) day in the mountains. An excellent story about Andrew & Shelley's 19-hour day climbing - read about it here.