Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ski Camp 2018 with Skookum Backcountry Adventures

Ski season is coming and so is Ski Camp 2018 with Skookum Backcountry Adventures.
This exclusive package is open only to ACC Yukon members (if you are not currently an ACC Yukon member, you will have to become one before registering).
Last year this camp filled quickly, so don't delay! 
Register directly with James Minifie: or 336-4875.
More details available on the SCA website.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wednesday nights at the Rock Gardens

Wednesday night is ACC climbing night at the Rock Gardens.

~6:30 - 9 p.m.

Come, climb and meet other climbers. All levels are welcome.

Volunteers will set up top ropes and bring some gear that you may borrow (helmets, harnesses, shoes -  although sizes are limited).

You must sign a waiver on your first visit.

This weekly event is free for ACC Yukon members, $5 for non-members. The fee helps to cover the cost of gear.

This event will run every Wednesday, weather permitting, until end of August/mid-September.

See you out there!

Friday, May 12, 2017

How to organize an ACC trip

Organizing an ACC trip

 Send the following information to, along with your contact info so if someone has questions about your trip, they can contact you:

  • Date(s) of the trip.
  • Destination & description (in your case, it can be just "bring your own toys & ideas"
  • Waivers: have them signed by the participants before the trip and submit to one of the board members ( after the trip
  • Max./Min. number of the group


  • Carpool meeting time & location
  • Pre-trip meeting with the participants
  • Required training/experience/gear 

The details are really up to you. Once we receive information, a board member will upload the information to the ACC website, trips sign up site (, and send out the email, post on Facebook.

A lot of resources at (including the waiver form to download)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Books donated to EMR library

ACC Yukon has donated several mountaineering/adventure books to the Yukon government's Energy, Mines and Resources library.

Books are free to take out for all Yukon residents.

Book titles include:
  • Ice & mixed climbing : modern technique / Will Gadd ; photography by Roger Chayer.
  • Mountaineering : the freedom of the hills / edited by Don Graydon and Kurt Hanson.
  • The Morrow guide to knots : for sailing, fishing, camping, climbing / Mario Bigon and Guido Regazzoni.
  • Escape from Lucania: an epic story of survial. 
And 15 more!

Click here or a list of the donated books.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Want to organize a trip to Fairy Meadow Hut for ACC Yukon members?

Do you want to organize a week of backcountry skiing at Fairy Meadow Hut (in B.C.) for ACC Yukon members next winter? This hut is hard to get into (there is a lottery system), but ACC chapters are eligible for the advance lottery.

If you are interested in organizing this, contact the ACC Yukon board ( and we will assist you.

Here are some details, from the Alpine Club of Canada:

Lottery applications can be for any weeks starting December 23rd, 2017 with the final week available for application April 21st, 2018.

Applicants must enter the lottery in groups of minimum of 4 to a maximum of 20.
The above information has to be confirmed by March 12th, 2017 (group number and preferred week). On March 20, you will know if you "won" your week. The group's 20% deposit would be required by March 31st, 2017 at the latest. (ACC Yukon will not front this deposit, it must be paid by people who commit to the trip).

Rates for ski weeks are $1,000 per person and include 7 nights accommodation and return flights (GST on flights not included).

The winning applicant in the lottery will be considered the week’s group leader and will be the liaison between the group and the Alpine Club of Canada. The winning applicant will also be responsible for making all deposits and final payments. All payments are non refundable for the ski weeks.

If your group is employing a guide and/or cook, they need to be included in your group size.

Traveling in the Fairy Meadow backcountry area is for advance intermediate and advance/expert skiers with backcountry experience.

All trips are self-guided and self-catered.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Icefield Discovery Camp 2017 dates

The Icefield Discovery Camp offers special dates each year for ACC-Yukon members. Icefield Discover is situated in the heart of the St. Elias Mountains, between the Kaskawulsh, Logan and Hubbard Glaciers.

2017 dates:

Week One: fly in May 20, fly out May 27 (6 people already confirmed)
Week Two: fly in May 27, fly out June 3.

Price $1250 + GST + Kluane National Park and Reserve backcountry fees.
$200 +  GST deposit required to confirm bookings with the balance would be due 30 days before the start of the trip.

Book here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ascent Backcountry festival RESCHEDULED to Feb 11

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