Archive for 2017

  • Auto-Blocks for Efficient Follow-Belaying

    I recently noticed that many climbers never use auto-blocks for belaying their followers. Even some very experienced climbers seem to…

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  • Pika preparing for winter

    With the gorgeous and rugged peaks of Banff National Park as the backdrop, camera assistant Darren West and the team…

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  • Check this out…

    .. remote powder stash!!  video made by The Ski Journal for more on the almost completely volunteer-run ski hill: Mount Cain…

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  • Elk Lakes Hut trip, Oct.13-15

    Clean Up & Maintenance – FREE/VOLUNTEER – This trip has an URGENT need for a trip leader – or two…

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  • Mt. Tupper trip report

    Paula and I (John) explored the wonderful alpine objectives around Hermit Meadows in August.  The views of Illecillewaet and surrounding…

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  • Interview with Kristine O’Rielly

    This month more on Kristine O’Rielly our Calgary Section Access and Environment Chair.. yes, this smiling gal is the one…

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  • How to stop trains from killing Canada’s grizzly bears

    Here is the Sept.19, 2017 article published on CBC News: HERE    

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  • Refined G3 ION binding

    IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR WINTER 2017/18 We are constantly listening to your feedback and further refining the ION binding, even in…

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  • Overnight parking for back-country trips

    FYI : “”There is no problem to park overnight at the Lake Louise parking lot if you are going for…

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  • First Ever Ice Climbing Camp for YEG / YCC ACC Sections!

    December 29th-January 7th at the ACC Canmore Clubhouse   For now – we are seeking 3-5 ACC members who would…

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