Honorary President - Mt Logan
As Mt Logan is a resident of the Yukon Territory, it is only fair he be given the opportunity to join the ACC. Mt Logan is the Honorary President of the Yukon Section and we have granted him a Life Time Membership. In his position he has the duty of ensuring the actions and policies of the section hold true to the spirit of the mountains and all they encompass.
Jaret first became an Alpine Club of Canada Member in 1998 while studying and ice climbing in Thunder Bay Ontario, in the Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism Program at Lakehead University.
During that time Jaret was active in the outdoors, climbing, sea kayaking, canoeing, whitewater kayaking and skiing. Jaret's professional outdoor career began working for Trailhead Outfitters and guiding for Blackfeather Adventures.
Since then, Jaret has worked for a number of outdoor education organizations and has worked in 5 countries for the National Outdoor Leadership School. An instructor for NOLS for 10 years, Jaret now holds the Director Position for NOLS Yukon, NOLS' Canadian headquarters.
Jaret's current wilderness activities include, canoeing, backpacking, sea kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, mountaineering, caving, as well as backcountry and cross-country skiing.
Virginia grew up in France and moved to Quebec in 2000 looking for a closer access to nature and hiking opportunities.
She spent most of her weekends hiking or skiing the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains and the White Mountains. She took care of the Keene farm, the ACC hut for the Montreal section, located in the heart of the Adirondacks, taking reservation, being caretaker for the weekends and leading hiking trips in the 46.
In 2009, she moved to Northern Canada to live in a tiny cabin with 5 dogs and trails at her doorstep. Virginia enjoys all kind of activities as long as it means playing outside but especially likes hiking, running, backpacking, skiing, skijoring and kayaking.
Ryan grew up in Yukon and spent most of his time playing outside. Hiking and mountain biking figured prominently is his outdoor pursuits until a friend dangled him off a cliff.
Since 2006 Ryan has been an enthusiastic climber. He is an ACMG certified Level 1 Gym Instructor and Top Rope Instructor. Ryan is the geek behind climbyukon.net and has recently published an updated climbing guide for the Yukon.
When he isn't falling a rock or chunk of ice, you can usually find Ryan teaching for Equinox Rox and occasionally paddling with his girlfriend.
Marko was born in Whitehorse but grew up at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek. His first introduction to outdoor life in the mountains was while he was studying at UBC in Vancouver.
He joined the Varsity Outdoor Club and helped establish a winter trail to one of their newer backcountry huts. From that point on, he was hooked.
Upon graduating from UBC, he spent 4 full months of hiking in New Zealand and Australia with his wife. After that trip, the call of the wild was too strong, and they moved to Whitehorse in 2008. Motivated by the endless hiking and skiing opportunities in the Yukon but the lack of trail information, he started YukonHiking.ca to help share this information with everyone.
Chantal was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario in the sticks. Chantal is a Registered Nurse in the Yukon Territory and works in at the Whitehorse General Hospital ER, as well as in the outpost in nursing stations around the territory.
Chantal has been a competitive runner for over 10 years and currently competes in ultra distance events on trails and in mountains around the world. Chantal has a Level 1 Coach and a Technical Track and Field certification with the NCCP and is currently a snowshoe, cross country and track and field coach for Athletics Yukon.
Chantal is passionate about the outdoors and thrives in a mountainous environment. Chantal completed a 24-day mountaineering leadership and guide course with the International Wilderness Leadership School out of Haines, Alaska in September 2010.
Chantal is currently registered to begin a Master’s of Mountain Medicine at Leicester University’s UIAA program in the UK in December 2011. Chantal occupies her time doing as many activities as possible in the outdoors and backcountry and travelling all over learning new and exciting hobbies.
Darryl Laliberte grew up on the flat lands of Manitoba. Darryl studied Business Aviation at Providence College in Manitoba; he also obtained his Commercial Pilots License and worked as a pilot bush flying for a few seasons.
Darryl joined the Cadet Instructor Cadre in 2004 and worked as an instructor for the Army Cadet Expedition Center in Winnipeg as well as teaching wilderness and aircrew survival to Air Cadets at various training centers across the country.
Darryl eventually became the Expedition Officer for prairie region cadets, coordination the Army Cadet Expedition Program for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North -Western Ontario. Darryl moved to the Yukon in 2009 from Winnipeg Manitoba with his fiancée Amy in order to have easy access to the Yukon Backcountry.
Darryl enjoys just about every mountain sport out there from biking to ice climbing. Darryl has received training from NOLS, CAC, and has had the opportunity to work closely with Parks Canada, the ACC, and the ACMG coordinating cadet expeditions.