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Welcome to the British Columbia Mountaineering Club
Welcome to the B.C. Mountaineering Club

The BCMC is a group of like-minded individuals who participate in outdoor activities. The club was established in 1907 and on February 15th, 2014 reached a new milestone of 900 active member accounts. The club organizes mountaineering, rock climbing and back country skiing trips throughout the year. The BCMC holds monthly socials, offers courses to members and represents the interests of mountaineers and back country skiers in British Columbia.

BCMC Social Event

Tuesday June 13th 7:30pm ANZA Club

BCMC Social Event (Doors/Beer@7pm)

Summer Gear Talk - 4 Pieces of Gear - 20 minutes each   

- with Chris Ludwig, Tam McTavish, Duncan Schouten, Winifred Swatschek

In this session our speakers from the BCMC ranks will share their experience and knowledge of GPS, LATEST INNOVATIONS, BOOTS and ROPES. 

We will learn about the crucial gear basics, typical purchase mistakes and cover some of the newest innovations in the field in an interactive presentation followed by an open Q&A. Learn and get ready for the summer.

The Social Presentation will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, June 13th. The entrance door will open shortly before 7pm and the BCMC Social Presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.  Please note: you must be 19+ years old to attend and may be asked to sign-in at the door to ensure we don't exceed 135 people in the hall. Feel free to grab a drink at the Bar before the social starts.

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Upcoming Trips & Events
Jennifer Wong Grade: A4 Start: Sun 28 May '17
M:13, C:10, W:0
It's always good to practice your skills! We will spend a morning sharpening our crevasse rescue skills!
Paul Kubik Grade: B2 Start: Mon 29 May '17
M:10, C:1, W:0
Site visit for Mountain Lake hut refurbishment project.
Radmila Bridges Grade: A5 Start: Wed 31 May '17
M:20, C:8, W:0
Weekly climbing trip to the Squamish Bluffs on Wednesday evening
James Hawes Grade: Class 5 Start: Fri 2 Jun '17
M:8, C:1, W:0
5.7 - 5.10 trad climbing in Smoke Bluffs area. Top Rope / Lead
Winifred Swatschek Grade: C4 Start: Sat 3 Jun '17
M:20, C:20, W:0
Third outdoor and final training session, designed to combine recently learned mountaineering techniques.
Marlaina Rhymer Grade: B5 Start: Sat 3 Jun '17
M:20, C:12, W:0
Learn aid and big wall techniques with Vancouver Mountain Guides
Chris Ludwig Grade: A1 Start: Sat 3 Jun '17
M:99, C:6, W:0
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Conservation & Parks Issues
11 days ago 0 comments Category: Park Huts
Four BCMC Representatives (Wilson Edgar, David Scanlon, Paul Kubik and Chris Ludwig) today met with BC Parks planners to discuss the club's vision for the new Pinecone Burke Park Master Plan currently under planning and development.  The club has proposed a new network of trails and cabin sites for the northern section of the park.  The BCMC's plan was well recei...
31 days ago 2 comments Category: Park Huts
Due to my heavy load as club Webmaster and our current lack of a print newsletter, I have been thin on writing about club conservation and advocacy issues (my dual role in the club as its co-FMCBC Director with Brian Wood).  Starting with this report, I intent to make a regular habit of it as time permits.   The BCMC's primary function to its membership is to en...
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