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 (info@accyukon.ca) 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

Want to volunteer? Email: info@accyukon.ca

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.