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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 [...]

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 [...]

16 02, 2010

Ice Climbing Adventures – Choppers Weekend Jan 2010

2016-10-30T13:11:19+00:00 February 16th, 2010|climbing, trip reports|

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 [...]

11 02, 2010

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

2016-10-30T13:11:19+00:00 February 11th, 2010|activities, skiing, trip reports|

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 [...]

31 07, 2009

Thrashers Reloaded 2009

2013-03-03T20:29:01+00:00 July 31st, 2009|climbing, trip reports|

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 [...]