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.
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 [...]
by Steve McCartney [Steve didn't send any pictures, and after reading the story you'll understand that his attentions were probably elsewhere. These pictures are from 2004, and show the summit in July and the great view from there.] We were nearing 10000 feet and 100% focused on avalanche hazards. I mean 110% [...]