Subject: ACC Vancouver News & Upcoming Events


The Alpine Club of Canada – Vancouver Section
Monthly Newsletter for Members & Friends of the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section
May 7, 2021
Dear Acc,
It’s an exciting month for the ACC Vancouver!
After 3 years of hard work, our new website is officially launched!
Also in this edition, exciting new releases from the BMFF and VIMFF.
There’s lots to check out in our Member News this month: announcing our new ACCV SHS Director, a great follow up article on Diamond Head, an updated call-out on the search for Jordan Naterer, updates on bookings for ACCV and ACC National huts, as well as links to the ACC National AGM and their new Facebook page.
Mountain Humour Winner 2009
In non-COVID times, the online Calendar iCal gives an at-a-glance view of all our trips, courses, camps, trip reports & upcoming events.
Most of our events allow guests, but there are many more trips for members only, so if you are not already a member, we hope you will join the club after a trip or two.
May 10: Training: Trip Planning Workshop
May 18: Training: Introduction to Backpacking
May 27: Social: Mt. Kilimanjaro & Meru
Local climbing gyms are open, but with covid restrictions. Check out CliffhangerClimb Base 5Project Climbing, and the Hive directly for more information.
Trip Coordinators –  please refer to the updated COVID guidelines
The Vancouver Section executive has been working on a new website design for about three years, and it’s now live!
Special thanks to Florian Geier, Raz Peel, Martin Siegert, Jay MacArthur, Rob Janousek, Anna Milino, Claude Vessaz, Mitch Lenton, and others who have contributed with with ideas.
The main change is the addition of a modern trip planner to replace the old iCal system and integrating the trip schedule and event planner into WordPress. Please review the new trip schedule under the Trips/Events tab.
To sign up for a trip/event, you will have to set your ID on the new website. To do that:
  1. Click on the Login button on the top right side of the page.
  2. Attempt to login, and say, I forgot my password. The new system uses your email as your login.
  3. WordPress will send you an email to re-set your password. Check the email and follow the instructions on the link. You might have to check your junk email folder.
  4. Login with the password you just created/saved.
Learn how to create a trip on the calendar and become a trip coordinator! We will be having a seminar to get you started soon.
Take a few moments to check it out!
Due to some limitations with regards to COVID, BlackSheep Adventure Sports and the Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club of Canada have teamed up to offer a series of courses and clinics designed to get members ready to participate on club trips and allow people to get out and enjoy the rock this summer. We can’t let COVID ruin another climbing season and want to make sure that you all can sign- up for trips once they are offered again!
So, with that in mind these heavily discounted courses are available to members only and in limited numbers.
While there are covid travel restrictions we will still be offering the courses to anyone within the Fraser or Coastal Health regions.
  • Top Rope Anchors May 8
  • Intro to Sport Climbing May 15
  • Intro to Trad Climbing May 16
  • Intro to Rock Climbing May 29 or 30
  • Rock Rescue May 29
Click here for more details and to register, and keep checking back for details on our Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) hopefully running sometime in June/July.  Remember in order to take the BMC, Intro to Rock is a prerequisite.
New viewings for May
Two choices to get you just what you need.
Use the ACCV unique affiliate link to make a purchase, and support club initiatives.
New! New! The Award Winners: Monthly Film Series for May is available May 1 – 31.
It includes festival award winners from the last three years – for $15USD with a 3 day rental period you can watch and re-watch missed films or re-live some of the best that Banff has to offer. The May Monthly Series includes:
  • 2020 – Best Film Snow Sports: Metanoia (Germany, 22 min)
  • 2018 – Best Film Exploration & Adventure: Plan C-14II (Argentina, 48 min)
  • 2019 – Best Film Exploration & Adventure: Home (Canada, 92 min)
If you missed these earlier or want to watch them again, there are FOUR video programs, AMBER, ONYX, RUBY and SAPPHIRE, available for online viewing as individual programs ($15 USD/3 day rental period) or in a 2-program bundle ($28 USD/14 day rental period) or as an “Epic Bundle” , including all 4 of the online programs ($54 USD/14 day rental period).
Available May 5 – 12th, 2021
Join us virtually to enjoy four unique films, including two North American premieres, that celebrate the spirit of adventure while raising questions about inclusivity & environmentalism.
Plus we’ll be hosting an engaging live interactive virtual workshop with Canadian explorer, Kevin Vallely, where he’ll share captivating stories from his expeditions & you’ll gain valuable tools to help you plan your next personal adventure.
Ticket’s available May 5th, but sales end at midnight on Wednesday May 12th so don’t miss out!
Click here to buy your tickets through our special affiliate link, and help support the ACC Vancouver!
The Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver section is an active member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC.
Supported by its member clubs through a per member assessment, the Federation works on behalf of all non-mechanized outdoor recreationists in British Columbia.
The Fall/Winter 2020 edition of Cloudburst is now available! Click here to download.
You can keep up with the Federation’s activities and receive the e-newsletter by joining the ACC Vancouver Section, or view the FMCBC’s website.  You can also find the FMCBC
Spearhead Huts Society Announcement
The ACC Vancouver is sending out a huge thank you to Liz Scremin who has stepped down after 12 years of dedication to the Spearhead Huts project representing the ACCV in one of our two SHS director positions.
The ACCV was requested by the SHS to fill the empty spot as soon as possible to facilitate SHS business which the ACCV was able to do through our Bylaws procedures. We were able to appoint another member into the position. Liz, along with Michael Kennedy (SHS ACCV director) brought forward names to fill the needs of the vacant position. Our new representative is member Paul McBride.
Paul brings with him a background in architecture filling the needed skills on the design and construction committee which Liz has vacated. The ACCV wishes to thank Paul for stepping into this position
More Stories of Diamond Head
If you enjoyed our April Social’s presentation “From Then Until Now, Stories of Diamond Head”, check out this great online article found by Liz Scremin.
Call out for experienced climbers
Jordan Naterer is still missing. The Naterer family are looking for experienced rock climbers to help with a few clue areas in Manning Park on the Windy Joe side. Anyone who is interested in helping our SAR team after the COVID travel band has been lifted, please message Josie Naterer via this link.
Help us bring Jordan home!
Reposted on behalf of Josie Naterer
ACC Vancouver Section Huts
The Haber Hut is open with current guidelines in place until the end of May.
Keep referring to the ACCV website for upcoming changes with guidelines for both the Tantalus Hut and Haberl Hut from June 1 until Sept 30, 2021.
ACC National Huts – Summer Hut Bookings
We’re opening up our summer bookings on an incremental schedule with dates further into the summer available each Monday for the next five weeks. Currently we’re taking reservation requests for the period up to June 17 at all of our summer huts. Beginning Monday, April 12 at 9:00am Mountain Time we’ll be taking bookings up to July 27. Click here for all the latest information and booking link
ACC National AGM and Section Forum
Coming up on May 15th, 2021, please click here for the National Website for details.
New ACC National Facebook Page
ACC National is starting fresh on Facebook! Click here to check it out, give them a follow for news, job postings, trip reports, mountain images and more.”
Hiking Grouse Trails
Come out and meet other back-country enthusiasts
The ACC Vancouver section executive is working hard to get trips back on iCal, in accordance with local guidelines for safety.
In non-pandemic times, the Vancouver Section typically offers club trips every weekend, interspersed with back-country courses for beginners through experts, as well as monthly social events.
Whether you are a hiker, back-country skier, snowshoer, ice climber, rock climber or mountaineer, the ACC has an activity for you.
Don’t let COVID hold you back.  Check out our website for membership information.
The Alpine Club of Canada fosters alpine experiences, knowledge and culture; promotes responsible access; and supports excellence in alpine leadership and skills. The Vancouver Section offers summer climbing & hiking trips, winter and spring ski trips, snowshoeing, photography and painting trips, social meetings with special presentations, leadership training and safe travel training. Best of all we offer comraderie with fellow backcountry enthusiasts. See you in the mountains!
Karen Jensen, Editor
Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section
Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section | PO Box 48241 Bentall Centre595 Burrard Street Vancouver, V7X 1A1 Canada