NEW!! Interview and Bios of your dedicated ACC Board and Committee members!

NEW!! Interview and Bios of your dedicated ACC Board and Committee members!
June 12, 2017 Nathalie Drotar

This month Luca Jungen our passionate Ski Committee Chair answered a few of our questions:

How long have you been a member of the Alpine Club and/or Calgary Section and what motivated you to become a member at the time?

I have been a member for the past four years. To be honest, the reason I got involved was purely selfish; to find more people to get out with.

What started your connection with the mountain world?

Growing up in a family where my parents felt heading to the mountains most weekends and holidays was normal.

What are your favorite activities in the mountains?

In winter, skiing. Ice climbing when the snow isn’t good yet. In summer, probably climbing and mountain biking (although I am not very good at either).

Have you visited different mountain ranges around the world, where and when?

Was fortunate enough to travel to the mountains in the US, Switzerland and Japan over the years.

What was your longest or hardest, most epic mountain adventure?

Probably some of my earlier solo slack country trips. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was fortunate not to get caught in an avalanche or get completely cliffed out. Fortunately my parents caught on and signed me up for AST 1.

What would you say is the biggest difference between mountain adventures when you started and now?

More access to information, better equipment, and more people out and about.

How much do you still get out now? What inspires you to get out?

Probably less than I should. In my advanced age the cold and the lack of snow make me think twice before I head out.

Why do you enjoy leading trips for the section?

It’s fun to coordinate trips. I have been fortunate to join trips in the past that took me to places that were beyond my level of confidence (to do on my own); in this sense it’s good to pay it forward.

What’s your favorite meal when staying and cooking in a hut? And when camping?

Hut: Veggies from the garden with fish. Camping: Probably the same (unless it is in the summer, fish doesn’t do too well…)

What is your favorite piece of equipment and/or favorite clothes when going out there?

Light skis. A nice warm sleeping bag is also a luxury.

Any inspiring mountain related sentence for our readers?

No one cares you tele bro.

Anything else?

Pray for snow!


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