Monthly Social & Presentation, “An Evening with Chic Scott – The Grand Traverse and more!”

March 18th 2024


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Our presenter this month Chic Scott needs little introduction.
Ski mountaineer, climber, historian, the renowned Chic Scott from Banff, will be presenting on Monday, March 18th, at the Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens.

(PLEASE NOTE MEETING DATE FOR THIS MONTH’S SOCIAL IS DIFFERENT THAN OUR USUAL MONTHLY SOCIAL DATE)

Chic Scott has spent a lifetime climbing and skiing mountains, Scott’s accomplishments include several first ascents, remarkable traverses, including the first winter ascent of Mount Assiniboine and the Great Divide ski traverse in 1967. Besides writing guidebooks for ski mountaineering in Canada, he has also been recognized for his literary contribution to mountain culture, in the form of videos, books and presentations.
In 2020 Chic published the story of Mount Assiniboine and is currently working on a book detailing the history of the Alpine Club of Canada.
During this evening, Chic will present his show on several Grand Traverses of the Rocky and Columbia Mountains, see amazing images and historical film footage.

After the presentation, there will be time for questions.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS (sourced: skimuseum.ca)
1995: Honorary membership in the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
1997: Honorary membership in the Calgary Mountain Club.
2000: Honorary membership in The Alpine Club of Canada.
2000: Bill March Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

2000: “Pushing the Limits, the story of Canadian Mountaineering” won four awards including Alberta Trade Book of the Year, and the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non Fiction.
2014: Honorary membership in the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
2018: Awarded the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Additional resources:

https://chicscott.com/presentations_traverse
https://chicscott.com/
https://blog.alpineclubofcanada.ca/blog/2022/5/5/investing-in-our-legacy
https://skimuseum.ca/honoured-members/chic-scott/

ALSO come out and welcome our ACC Canmore Guests:

Carine Salvy, ACC Executive Director

Isabelle Daigneault, ACC President

Carine and Isabelle will present a short update on some exciting developments within the ACC for 2024.

Looking forward to seeing you at this rare ACC Vancouver Social event!*

*Please RSVP at the ACC Vancouver events calendar page as space is limited.

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