Come Join the Tradition in 2022!
The ACC’s annual General Mountaineering Camp (GMC) has been a Canadian mountaineering legacy for over 114 years. Set in a different, remote, and little-explored mountain wilderness of the western ranges each summer, the camp gives everyday folk an introduction to modern-day mountain exploration.
In 2020 we had to cancel the GMC for the first time since it's debut in 1906 due to COVID-19. Cancelling this ACC historic camp left quite a void for all the dedicated chefs, guides, camp managers and volunteers who support and work at the camp. It also left a void for many people who come back year after year. Thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers a plan was put in place to run the GMC at the base of the spectacular Mt Mummery last year. The 2021 GMC camp staff and volunteers adapted all of the day to day operations and procedures to accommodate for safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to say that it was a success and want to thank everyone who was able to join and spend time in the mountains! We could not have run it without the optimism and support from everyone who attended.
Still riding high from the success of the 2021 GMC, we are excited to announce that the 2022 GMC will be happening this coming summer at International Basin. A location that has been visited by a GMC before and that many have been anxious to get back to or visit for the first time based on great feedback the last time we were there. This location has much to offer from hikes through alpine flowers and lakes to more technical peaks requiring ice and rock skills.
Whether you're looking to challenge yourself on remote alpine summits, savour delicious chef-prepared food at 2000m, or enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals, the GMC offers it all. But the camp sells out every year so register early to avoid disappointment!
If you stayed home in 2021 we support your decision and look forward to having you back again in 2022 along with all the new participants from 2021 and those wishing to visit a GMC for their first time.
*Please check out the info pack (located on the right hand side of this webpage) for more details on adaptations from the regular camp to keep people safe during Covid. This plan will continue to adapt as we navigate the ongoing pandemic. It is currently mandatory to be fully vaccinated in order to fly on the helicopters we use for the GMC, under the mandates from Transport Canada. At this time no exceptions can be made to the vaccination policy.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy: Should a program be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic , you will be fully refunded for your camp registration. Should you have Covid Symptoms within 2 weeks of the program starting you will receive a 100% credit towards the ACC and not be permitted to join the program. The ACC remains committed to providing a safe environment for its members and thanks participants for their understanding.