• 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.

Level 1 - Hut Discovery Camps

The ACC's Hut Discovery program aims to give you a first taste of mountaineering by taking you to one of our alpine huts. We've selected three of our most spectacular facilities for you to choose from, each of which presents a slightly different mountaineering challenge: Castle, and a traverse across the Wapta Icefield from Bow to Peyto.

Glacier Discovery:
Dates: July 10-12, July 31-Aug 2, and Aug 29-31
Price: $625
Castle Hut Discovery:
Dates: Sep 5 - 6
Price: $425

Level 2 - Intro to Mountaineering

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 five 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 23-27, August 5-9 and August 24-28 2020
Price: $1,625 + Tax per person

Level 3 - Intermediate Mountaineering (Cancelled for Summer 2020)

So you've learnt how to rope up, use crampons and ice axe, and some foundational crevasse rescue work. What next? New for 2020 we've reworked our mountaineering offerings to offer a clear line of progression for those looking to push their skills. This camp is aimed at building intermediate skills in the Canadian Rockies.

Dates: Aug 27 (evening) - Sep 1, 2020
Price: $2,200

Level 3 -Summits of O'Hara and Louise (Cancelled for Summer 2020)

ViThe camp will start at the iconic Elizabeth Parker hut at Lake O'Hara and then to Lake Louise where there are many peaks to check out. Possible objectives include summits such as Mt. YUkness, Mt. Huber, Mt Victoria North Peak, Mt Aberdeen and Mt. Whyte. And participants can expect to learn advanced mountaineering and group leadership skills along the way.

Dates: Aug 12th-17th, 2020
Price: $2,495