Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Avalanche Awareness Day Feb. 18


Yukon Avalanche Association is hosting Avalanche Awareness Day at Mount Sima this Sunday Feb. 18

On February 18th, come to Mt Sima for the Avalanche Awareness Day! YAA will have many events and clinics for members of the YAA. Soon, you will be able to sign up for the following clinics:

10am: Intro to beacon search (for beginners)
10 am : Intro to backcountry ski skills clinic
11:15: Advance beacon search
11:15 Intro to backcountry ski skills clinic
12:30 : Sled toboggan rescue clinic
1:45: SKIMO race
3 pm: Apr├Ęs-ski with local ski films

All day, Icycle Sports will be on location with ski demos!

To take part in the clinics, you need to be a YAA member ($10). You can register here: http://www.yukonavalanche.ca/membership-individual

All clinic registrations are done on the ACC website: http://trips.accyukon.ca/ 


Equinox Ice Towers - ACC Member 20% discount


Equinox Ice Towers at Mount Sima
  
Wednesday nights 6-9 pm 

Sat & Sun 12-3 pm 

Open for self guided climbing $15 

Gear rental available $15

Intro to Ice course available too $75 

  **ACC members get 20% off** 
  
Equinox can open up for small groups at other times.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Icefield Discovery Camp 2018

Registration for ACC Yukon Icefield Camp is open until January 26.

This year, Icefield Discovery and James Minifie from Skookum Backcountry Adventures are offering a fully guided week in the St. Elias Mountains from June 2-8, 2018.

The per person price is $2015 +gst + $80 parks fee = $2195.75.

Food, base camp manager, accommodations, guides and return flight from Kluane Lake are included in this cost.

Please email info@icefielddiscovery.com for the information package if you are interested


Friday, January 5, 2018

Climbing Workshop Jan. 12

ACC Yukon will be posting a series of climbing workshops this winter.

Workshop #1: Climbing Safely in the Yukon 

Description: Yukon specific circumstances (no cell reception, wildlife interactions, remote crags), communication between climbers (belayer, climber, other individuals at the crag), proper belay techniques and rope management.

When: 16:30-19:30, January 12th, 2017
Facilitators: Vanessa Scharf and Charles Kalinsky

Location: College Bouldering Wall

Enrollment will be limited to 10 people. To sign up, go to the ACC Yukon trips portal.  (The event hasn't been set up yet, but will be soon so please check back).

Stay tuned for details about the next climbing workshop!

Also...

Climbing Survey -

Here's a chance to win MEC gift cards and some swag from Coast Mountain Sports!!

Yukon Climbing Access Society (YCAS) has put together a survey with the help of a consultant (StrategyNorth) and contributions from local rock sages.

We are looking for your help and participation in this 10 minute survey on outdoor rock climbing.

Do you rock climb in the Yukon?  Then this survey is for you.  The information that we're gathering will help us better understand our climbing community, strengthen our community's voice, and foster relationships with local governments and landowners.

Through participating, you can enter your name to be picked for MEC gift cards & some climbing swag from Coast. Please pass this on to anyone you have climbed with in Yukon Territory. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Deadline to complete by January 30, 2018

Click here to fill out the survey.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Vancouver Mountain Film Festival - Thurs Jan 11.

ACC Yukon, along with Icycle Sport and Winterlong, is excited to once again present the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival - Best of the Fest Tour. 

When: Thursday Jan. 11, 2018
Time: 7 (doors at 6:30) 
Tickets: $20 ($2 discount for ACC Yukon members if tickets purchased at Icycle or Winterlong). 
Where: Yukon Arts Centre

Tickets available now at Icycle, Winterlong, Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground. Get yours soon! 

Driven by a passion for film, culture and the outdoors, the VIMFF Society seeks to advance appreciation of films and film-making while inspiring, informing and educating the public in these areas. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Indoor bouldering is on!

Bouldering is available to the public in Whitehorse at the following locations and times:

Yukon College: Tuesdays & Sundays 8-10 PM
Porter Creek Secondary School: Wednesdays 7-9 PM

*The bouldering walls are located in the gymnasium of the school. To access the Porter Creek gym please use the door entrance from the parking lot around the side of the building.

$5 for ACC members/$10 for non-members
You can sign up for an ACC membership on the ACC website (select Yukon section). Funds will circulate back to the community through climbing initiatives.

For updates to the schedule and gym closure times please keep an eye out on both the Yukon Climbing and ACC facebook page.

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: jamesminifie@gmail.com or 336-4875.
More details available on the SCA website.