Gear Rental

Rentals are provided for ACC Vancouver Section members only.

Please include your Alpine Club of Canada member number in email correspondence with the Quartermaster Director and/or gear custodians.

All gear is now available free of charge for ACC Vancouver Section trips and events. 

Basic rental charges and deposits are waived for all trips and events posted on the Calendar. Additional service provider charges are still applicable (e.g. satellite phone subscription).

Please contact the Quartermaster Director for inquires outside of what is presented here.

Avalanche Equipment Kits

  • Only available for ACC Vancouver Section trips and courses
  • Transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Members must provide their own 3x AAA batteries per transceiver

Contact: Quartermaster Director

Satellite Phone

One Iridium satellite phone is available for rent to ACC Vancouver Section members for Section and privately organized member trips.

Note: priority is given to Vancouver Section trips and events. The phone is available for use in Canada only. An ACC Vancouver Section member must rent the phone for the group and take full responsibility for the phone, all charges and any damage or loss. The member must pick up the phone, get briefed about its operation.

Members must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance of their trip to reserve the phone. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Quartermaster Director

For non-members, the following businesses rent satellite phones at commercial rates:

Canada Wide Communications, 106 – 1515 Barrow St.  North Vancouver, BC  V7J 1B7, tel: (604) 980-9071, cell: (604) 788-2523. Also rents Motorola two-way radios.
Deakin Equipment (Warehouse store), 1361 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, (604) 253-2685
Ralph’s Radio, 220 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, (604) 879-4281

Garmin InReach

A Garmin InReach SE satellite communicator unit is available for rent to ACC Vancouver Section members. The device provides position reporting, text messaging and distress alerting capabilities as a no-cost alternative to the satellite phone where voice communication is not needed. Note: This device provides the capability to initiate a search-and-rescue at the push of a button. The renter must agree to the detailed terms and conditions and are responsible for all charges and any damage or loss.

For more information and to book one of these devices, e-mail Contact: Quartermaster Director

Handheld Radios

The club owns two VHF Radios with DMR Technology that are GPS enabled.  These devices are recommended for ski touring groups, expedition mountaineering trips, or in very large groups where communication is essential but difficult.  Under certain circumstances these radios can be used to contact out help in the event of an emergency but that is not their primary purpose.  The radios come programmed with many useful channels for group talk and for emergencies, self programming of frequencies is not allowed.  Use of these radios is for trip organizers who have been approved for their usage and taught the guidelines for proper VHF radio use.

We also own 4 BCA Link radios which can be rented out for ski touring or alpine climbing groups.  These radios do not require any special training on their usage and are excellent for ski touring in the trees.   These radios cannot be used to contact outside help at long ranges.

To rent the radios please contact: Quartermaster Director

Expedition Stove
MSR XKG Stove with 3 Fuel Bottles & Repair Kit
Available free to trip leaders on club trips, camps or courses.
Contact: Quartermaster Director

Expedition Tent
Moss tent, sleeps 4, comes with poles, fly, carrying bag, 12 pound package suitable for base camp or family trip tent.
Contact: Quartermaster Director

Megamid Tent
Light weight, comes with poles and fly, suitable as snowfields or expedition cook tent or bivi shelter for small party.
Contact: Quartermaster Director

First Aid Kit
Suitable for Expedition Base Camp – Does not include any drugs.
Contact: Quartermaster Director

Ropes and Trad-Climbing Gear – Only available to approved trip leaders on club courses or camps.
8 Single ropes and 6 Half ropes are available.
Contact: Climbing Gear Custodian