• Mountaineering is the classic Alpine Club activity and why our organization was formed. Pure mountaineering in its truest form challenges the body and mind on every level - technical climbing skills (on snow, ice and rock), fitness, navigation, systems, mental toughness - all combine to give that most rewarding of mountain experiences, standing on a summit.

Bow Hut Glacier Discovery (Introductory)

We developed this program to help our members progress from hiking trail or rock scrambles to bigger objectives that involve ice. This three day camp will have you hiking into Bow Hut and going over basic glacier gear and how to rope up and work as a team to get across a glacier. Day 2 will be a day out on the glacier with an objective weather permitting. Day 3 will be review and a chance to go more in depth on some of the general skills from the previous two days before heading back to the car. Be prepared for a jam packed long weekend.

Dates: July 8th-10th, 2022; August 5th-7th, 2022; August 19th-21st, 2022
Price: $795 + Tax / Person
 

Crevasse Rescue - Summer Skills Edition (Novice)

Shoulder season is the perfect time to update and refresh those vital crevasse rescue skills for your summer mountaineering missions. And who better do it with than Canada's national mountaineering organization? Our fall and late spring offerings are led by our highly experienced Guide, Kirsten Knechtel. Kirsten has been guiding in the area for over 20 years and we are excited to have her lead this skills program.

Dates: No summer 2022 offerings.
Price: $345 + Tax/ Person
  

Body Inclusive Glacier Discovery (Introductory)

We know mountain folk come in all shapes and sizes, however, we also know that the media, equipment, and opportunities do not often reflect that. After having to cancel our first Body Inclusive camp in 2020, we are excited to be offering it once again for the Summer of 2022. With the guidance of ACMG mountain guide Merrie-Beth Board and support of Diandra Oliver, this course is designed to help you find gear that fits, learn new mountain skills, and take your adventures to the next level!

Dates: August 22nd - 25th, 2022
Price: $1, 495 + Tax / Person

 Intro to Mountaineering - Bow Hut Edition (Introductory)

Whether they’re the first summits of your mountaineering career or the first summits of your season, come join us on the Wapta Icefield for four days of skills training and peak bagging. You’ll learn new mountaineering techniques and knowledge and get hands-on practice applying what you've learnt right away.

Dates:  July 1st - 4th, 2022; July 29th - August 1st, 2022
Price: $1,595 + Tax/Person

Intro to Mountaineering - Asulkan Edition (Introductory)

Ever find yourself in awe of the Selkirks while driving through the Rogers Pass? Join us at the picturesque Asulkan Cabin for four days of mountain skills training with ACMG certified guides. Learn new skills and techniques to take your summer adventures to new heights, then get hands on practice by applying your skills to potentially reach one of the nearby summits! This summer, we are offering an exclusive opportunity for black, indigenous, and women of colour (BIWOC) to learn mountaineering techniques in a setting surrounded by like-folk.

Dates: July 18th - 21st, 2022; August 8th - 25th, 2022 (BIWOC edition)
Price: $1,645 + Tax/Person
 


Intro to Mountaineering  - Bugaboos Edition (Introductory)

Ever hit the end of a hiking trail but wish you got up close and personal with the peaks? Or have you completed all the rock scrambles in your area and are looking for new objectives with glacial approaches? This camp is there to take you from the hiking/scrambling trail into the more complex terrain of glaciers. You’ll learn new mountaineering techniques and knowledge and get hands-on practice applying what you've learnt right away. What's more is you get to do so out of the Conrad Kain Hut in the Bugaboos Provincial Park.

Dates: July 11th - 14th, 2022
Price: $1,595 + Tax/Person

Women and Non-Binary Climbing Camp - The Icefield Parkway (Novice)

Designed and offered for all folks identifying as woman or non-binary, this unique climbing camp provides an opportunity to work on summer leading skills and gain valuable mountaineering experience. This year in order to stay Covid safe we have moved the camp to the lovely group campsite at the Wilcox Creek Campground. This area will allow for a variety of mountaineering efforts near the Columbia Icefields as well as some dry crags closer to the campsite to practice some rope rescue and work on technique. Long story short this will be a great place to hone the mountaineering skills with ACMG certified mountain guides Kirsten Knechtel and Merrie-Beth Board.

Dates: June 20th - 23rd, 2022
Price: $1, 195 + Tax / Person

Intermediate Mountaineering - Neil Colgan Hut (Intermediate)

So you've learnt how to rope up, use crampons and ice axe, and some foundational crevasse rescue work. What next? This summer we are taking our mountaineering program to new heights at the beloved Neil Colgan Hut. Situated high up in the Valley of Ten Peaks, develop your mountaineering skills and techniques with ACMG certified guides. Grab a climbing partner and enjoy a 2:1 guiding ratio with local Rocky Mountain Guides Kris Irwin and Sebastian Taborszky; the lowest ratio we have to offer!

 

Dates: August 26th-29th, 2022
Price: $2,100 + Tax / Person

Glacier Circle Ice Traverse (Introductory)

If you and your pod are looking to get out of town, avoid the pandemic, and go on a cool adventure, then this is the trip for you! No previous glacier travel experience required but you will spend 8 kilometres traversing the Illecillewaet Glacier and feel humbled by the peaks of the Southern Selkirks. The Glacier Circle Cabin is located in the Dawson Range of the Selkirks, near a small lake in the deep cirque bound by Mt. Macoun, Mt. Fox, Mt Selwyn and Mt. Topham. The cabin is usually accessed via the Illecillewaet Neve (14 km from the Illecillewaet campground).

Dates: August 13th-15th, 2022
Price: $3, 180 + Tax for 1 Pod ($795 / person for Pod of 4 OR $1, 060 / person for Pod of 3)