Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Top Anchor Building Clinic Aug. 11

ACC Yukon will be hosting a members only clinic on building and evaluating climbing anchors.  This is a great clinic for those who have climbed with others and are looking to build their skills and go out on their own.  We will discuss anchor building concepts and principles and develop a strategy to evaluate anchor integrity.    

Participants are encourage to bring a harness, helmet, and any anchoring material they own.  ACC Yukon will have some things on hand.  If you are looking to purchase your own anchor setup you should have at least 1 double length sewn sling (120 cm) and 4 locking carabiners and 5 m of 7 mm cordelette.  These materials are available in local gear shops.

Where: Rock Gardens parking lot
When: Thursday Aug. 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Suggested Donation: $15

If you have any questions please email: accyukon@gmail.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Our Backcountry Adventures

Our Backcountry Adventures
Tails from the Trails
Thursday, March 17th
7-10PM

Trails from the Trails Continues! The light is coming back, and we are entering the best of winter season. Come get inspired and help plan some more adventures.

The aim is to provide a chill evening of sharing your backcountry adventures from the Yukon, BC, AK or anywhere else across the globe. The idea is that it doesn't have to be a first ascent, or descent, but more a cool hiking trip you pulled off, or a classic river you paddled. The vibe is for us adventure junkies to get together to share our journeys and develop new ones!

This event will include a kayak / hike / glacier travel mission, by hosts Jen, Charles and Jordan, as well as a slideshow on the ACC Yukon Icefield Discovery Camp.

Email Jen at jeneakins@gmail.com to RSVP.
101 Finch Crescent, in Logan subdivision.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ACC Yukon is looking for new board members

ACC Yukon is looking for new board members!  We are looking for motivated individuals who want to help promote outdoor culture in the Yukon.

To apply, please send us an email answering the following questions to info@accyukon.ca.

1) Why are you interested in getting involved with the ACC Yukon Section Board?

2) What personal and/or professional interests, experiences, and/or skills do you think you will bring to the board team that might help the club goals and operations?

As a new board member, we can help find a role that fits you.

The time requirement as a board member is a few hours per week of board member duties, and a 2 hour board meeting per month.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Climb Yukon Survey

Are you interested in Rock Climbing? Whether you are seasoned or new to the sport of climbing or bouldering (inside or outside) Climb Yukon wants to hear from you. Check out their online survey: https://climbyukon.typeform.com/to/M9g92l. It will take 1-2 minutes to complete and will help them identify the need for a climbing wall facility in Whitehorse.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Intro to Backcountry Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
At Up North Adventures (103 Strickland Street)

* Alpine Touring (AT) vs. Telemark vs. Splitboard - What's the difference and how do I decide?
* Intro to Avalanche Gear - features and benefits of newer model beacons, probes and shovels.
* Day Trip Essentials - what to pack, how to check conditions and where to go.
* Special ACC Yukon Member deals in-store after the workshop.
* Snacks and refreshments served.

To RSVP please either call (667-7035) or email: store@upnorthadventures.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

Icefield Discovery Camp 2016 is back

It's back!  Our Icefield Discovery Camp for 2016!


Join ACC Yukon deep in the Kluane Icefields at the Icefield Discovery Camp this summer.  This is an adventure of a lifetime!

Week 1: May 28th - June 4th
Week 2: June 4th - June 11th
$1100 + GST
 
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Whilte Gold - Backcountry Day at Mount Sima

Come out to Mount Sima on Saturday for some backcountry fun!

There will be backcountry ski demos from Up North Adventures, and backcountry knowledge booths by ACC Yukon and Yukon Avalanche Association.

There is a also backcountry skiing race, where you race to put your skins on, skin up a section of Mount Sima with all your backcountry gear, take your skins off, ski back down, and use your avalanche beacon to find a buried beacon!