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.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Vancouver Mountain Film Festival in Whitehorse Nov. 25

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Best of the Tour -is coming to Whitehorse!

When: Friday November 25th; doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Tickets: Available at Icycle Sport for $20

This great event is a fundraiser for the Alpine Club of Canada, Yukon chapter and is sponsored by Icycle Sport and Winterlong Brewing Co.

See you there! 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Slide show presentation: Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Nov. 17

Three ACC Yukon members travelled to a remote corner of the Northwest Territories with Parks Canada staff last summer to discover what there is for others to discover in Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve. They will share their experience at a slideshow presentation on November 17.

Eddie Fast, Jenny George and Wendy Shanks will share their stories with photos and anecdotes. Don't miss this event!

Where: Baked Cafe on Main Street
When: Nov. 17th at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stellar's Hut trip Dec 2-3

**This weekend is FULL. Keep your ears open for another trip, or organize your own through ACC!**

Let's start the snow season off with a trip to the Stellar Hut in Haines Pass! Weather permitting, we will be backcountry skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, so bring all of the necessary gear, maps and safety equipment. Food and drink will not be provided, so come prepared.

When: December 2-3. You may choose to arrive early on Friday to get a head start on activities.

Note: participants who partake in skiing must have taken an AST1 course and bring their own safety equipment (beacon, probe and shovel).

There are only eight spots available, so book soon. For more information about the hut and to make your reservation, contact Icefield Discovery: http://www.icefielddiscovery.com/stellar-hut

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Trip Report: Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve

This summer, three members of the ACC Yukon Section, Wendy Shanks, Eddy Fast and Jenny George, had an amazing opportunity to assist Parks Canada scout out new hiking routes in one of Canada’s newest National Park Reserves: Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve. Kudos to Parks Canada staff members: Lynn Elliot for pulling this initiative together, and Amy Tanner in Tulita for keeping us on the track.
Check out the trip report by Wendy Shanks.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ACC Yukon Ski Mountaineering Skill Development Camp


Join the ACC Yukon on a remote alpine camp in the White Pass Region. The skill development camp will be hosted by 2 ACMG/IFMGA guides through Skookum Backcountry Adventures.

Participants must come fully self sufficient to camp for the period April 4- April 9, 2016. The camp will be remote and all gear will be hauled in with a snow machine. A common area heated tent will be provided for socializing and group instruction. There will be a full camp kitchen kit for use by participants.

The terrain in the area offers mellow glaciers to steep couloirs. With two certified guides, the group will have the opportunity to split into two groups each day based on ability levels and personal goals. Most days will include glacier travel.

The camp will appeal to experienced skiers and split boarders who are cool with black diamond runs at a resort. You will require all your own gear and there will be glacier travel rope use, ski crampon use as part of the trip. AST training or equivalent years of backcountry experience are needed.

The camp will provide a learning environment with instruction from 2 ACMG/IFMGA guides. A  pre-meeting will be held in late January to discuss equipment and rescue techniques.

The cost will depend on the number of participants. With 4 the cost will be $1,300 and with the maximum of 8 the cost will be $1,100. Cost includes guiding and instruction, full use of large, heated basecamp tent and kitchen, and snowmobile assisted access and egress.

Sign up and deposits can be made at www.skookumbackcountry.com under ACC Yukon ski trip tab. Detailed trip information including equipment lists will also be posted here. The ACC Trip co-ordinator for this trip is Wendy Shanks. Please feel free to contact James Minifie at jamesminifie@gmail.com or 867-336-4875 or Wendy Shanks at wshanks@northwestel.net.

**PLEASE NOTE: This course is full.**

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Trip planning meeting

The ACC Yukon invites all members who would like to get together on Thursday, Sept. 15th brainstorm adventures to take place before year end. The goal of the meeting will be to nail down dates and an adventure, so please bring your calendar and ideas. (There will be another trip planning meeting  in November to set some winter trips up.)

When: 7 pm, Thursday, September 15
Where: Town and Mountains