Camp Highlights

  • Learn climbing photography from one of Canada's best
  • Gain artistic guidance and personal coaching
  • Guiding and artistic instruction
  • Small, intimate group 

Dates & price

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A Photography Workshop Dedicated to Climbers

Climbing photography is exploding in popularity as we seek to share the incredible experiences we have on rock and ice with others. Peter Hoang is one of Canada's best when it comes to combining the two fields having accompanied athletes like Will Gadd and Sasha Digiulian in a photographer capacity. 

This camp gives you the opportunity for one-on-one coaching and direction from Pete from an artistic standpoint with ACMG guides also on hand to assist with the climbing.

Camp Objectives

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Food, Accommodation and Guiding

Food

Evenings will be spent enjoying great food, socializing in the dining or tea tents and resetting for the next day’s climbing. All our food is prepared by a dedicated team of chefs in a dedicated cooking tent. And all ingredients are flown in fresh each week meaning you'll be treated to meat, fruit and vegetables (not to mention some killer desserts) through the week, no dehydrated stuff here!

Accommodation

During the course of the camp you'll be assigned a Mountain Hardwear Trango tent. On Artists Week all participants have the luxury of a single, private tent (free of charge).

As well as your sleeping tent, there is a communal dining tent, drying tent and tea tent to hang out with your fellow participants. The camp also has two specially prepared outhouses for guests as well as two private showers (now with hot water!)

Guiding

Our ACMG certified alpine or full mountain guides will help to orientate you at the camp. Each day they will also be leading different groups to different alpine objectives. Our guides will be welcome to answering questions about the region as well as everything from crampon technique to gear recommendations. Artist week guides are specially selected to also have artistic, photographic skills and interest.

As of 2018, we added an additional apprentice alpine guide to each week of the GMC. Along with full guides and ACC amateur leaders, this means that participants can expect to be on a rope a ratio of 3:1 or 4:1 guests to rope leaders. This ensures participants can travel at a pace which is right for them and have the chance to ask questions.

Our full guiding roster for the camp will be listed here.

  • Beautiful location, easy access to all routes, lots of variety for trips to satisfy differing levels of motivation day-to-day.
  • The attitude from the guides and camp staff was infectious and they were all very inspiring.
  • There were several class 3 + 4 climbs close to the camp and excellent starters for my daughter.
- Past Participants on our Art and Photography Courses -

More Information

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Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community

Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

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Cancellation Policy
We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips

Travel Insurance


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Patti Dyment

Living, hiking and painting in the Canadian Rockies for over three decades has given Patti a profound connection to, and appreciation of, the mountian landscape. She paints en plein air as much as possible. “When I look back at my plein air paintings, I am immediately returned to the experience of painting in that location; the wind, the temperature, the elation of grand splendor. My goal is to communicate all those sensations in all my landscapes, to connect with the viewer through a shared experience of natural beauty," she says. "I paint relentlessly, I teach painting, I study painting, I think about and dream about painting. It’s a wonderful fascination."

Born and raised in Alberta, she has lived in Canmore since 1985. She has taught several courses on painting and drawing, and she enjoys instructing/mentoring. In 2011, Patti was awarded signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Roger Laurilla

Raised in Roger’s Pass and Revelstoke B.C., Roger was exposed to the mountains at early age. During his secondary education interests in mountaineering and photography grew simultaneously. As he began to explore the mountains he saw a lot of areas and natural wonders that he wanted to capture on film. Climbing and skiing became the means to see the mountains and photograph whatever he saw. Roger joined the Alpine Club of Canada in 1976, started guiding on national camps in 1989 and served as VP of Mountain Activities for six years ending 2011. Currently Roger is one of the senior guides for the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camp. In 1979 Roger started working for Canadian Mountain Holidays, this opened his eyes to what guiding is all about and Roger became a fully certified Mountain Guide 1989. From his early years in the ski shop, he has guided and managed CMH Monashees Heli-Skiing operation for Canadian Mountain Holidays. Presently, with co-owner Robson Gmoser, they operate Battle Abbey a commercial backcountry ski hut in the southern Selkirk Mountains. 

Photography has long been a strong creative source for Roger; his images have been published in many magazines including Canadian Geographic, Beautiful BC, Ski Canada, Powder Magazine, Climbing, Rock And Ice, Couloir and Back Country. Some of the many books that his images have appeared in are: The Selkirks, The Bugaboos, Place Names in the Canadian Alps, Summits and Secrets, and Canadian Summits. Most of Roger’s photography is documenting outdoor sports and mountain related subjects in Canada and the US. His photography and guiding have taken him to South America, Africa, New Zealand, Iceland, Europe, Asia and Antarctica.

 

Ian Welsted

Ian is best known in climbing circles as one of only two Canadians to be awarded the Piolets D'or, for his first ascent of K6 West (7000m) in Pakistan. Born and raised in Brandon Manitoba Ian moved to Chamonix France at the age of 17. From this year in the mountains he returned to Canada to attend Ottawa University and McGill University where he studied economics and philosophy.

In his youth Ian ski raced, but was exposed to the full gamut of mountain pursuits in Chamonix. From skiing and snowboarding the backcountry powder of Nelson and Rogers Pass he moved to Canmore in 2005. Quickly integrating into the climbing community, he pursued waterfall ice climbing with 100 day winters before turning his attention to alpine first ascents. With this experience he began casting further afield and undertook expeditions to the Coast Range, Patagonia, Denali, to the Khumbu area of Nepal, and 3 trips to the Pakistani Karakoram. In 2016 Ian began the process of gaining ACMG certification so that he can share his experience gained over 25 years, and his love of the mountains.

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