Monday, February 20, 2017

Icefield Discovery Camp 2017

The Icefield Discovery Camp is situated in the heart of the St. Elias Mountains, between the Kaskawulsh, Logan and Hubbard Glaciers.

2017 Icefield Discovery dates:

Week One: fly in May 23, 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

Want to volunteer? Email:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Climbing Nights

Yukon College. Photo: A Mischler.
Carcross (hosted by Equinox Adventures)
Monday: 7-9 p.m.
Check the Equinox Adventures Facebook page for updates and fee info.

Yukon College (hosted by ACC Yukon)
Tuesdays: 8-10 p.m.
Thursdays: 7-10 p.m.
$5 for ACC members, $10 for non-members
There are periodic closures due to exams and holidays. Check the ACC Yukon Facebook page for updates.

Porter Creek Secondary School (hosted by ACC Yukon)
Wednesdays: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$5 for ACC members, $10 for non-members
There are periodic closures due to exams and holidays. Check the ACC Yukon Facebook page for updates.

Once outdoor climbing season starts, climbing moves to the Rock Gardens!

Porter Creek. Photo: A. Mischler.

The North Face Leadership Development Program

If you are interested and qualified,  ACC  Yukon can support your application to the following program:

The North Face – Alpine Club of Canada (TNF-ACC) Leadership courses are designed to provide training for volunteer ACC activity organizers. These courses are aimed at ACC members who already have some climbing, mountaineering and/or ski-mountaineering experience and are current or potential activity organizers. Members who wish to participate are asked to submit an application form and accompanying documentation. TNF-ACC courses are heavily subsidized, and Sections sometime support their members further in exchange for a formal commitment to organizing future activities.

The application deadline for the summer course is April 28.

Please visit the Alpine Club of Canada website for more details. 

Photo from Alpine Club of Canada website. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Outdoor Leadership Course at Yukon College

Interested in Outdoor Leadership? Yukon College is offering a course in Outdoor Pursuits and Leadership Fridays from January 6 to April 7.

Discover ice climbing, winter fat biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, back country skiing and winter camping.

Cost is $670.00 + GST for 13 weeks, equipment included. Message me or phone 668-8863.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wednesday night ice

The Equinox Ice Towers are up and running every Wednesday night at Mount Sima!

Join us from 6-9 p.m. for some local ice brought to you by Equinox Adventures.

Rentals will be available onsite at Sima. $12 (20% discount) for ACC members.

The lodge is available for warming up  between climbs!

If you have questions, please contact ACC Yukon or Equinox Adventures on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Learn about Ivvavik and Tuktut Nogait national parks

Parks Canada is giving a 30 minute presentation on two of its Arctic parks: Ivvavik National Park and Tuktut Nogait National Park on December 7, Wednesday, 6 pm - 8 pm at Whitehorse Public Library, meeting room (ground floor).

Ivvavik has a hiking base camp program that offers easy access for people wanting a more comfortable Arctic experience. Trips are catered, hikes are led by Parks Canada staff and visitors say in prospector tents with beds.

Come by after work - there will be pizza and pop for sale!

Further information on their base camp program can be found here.