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.



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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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.