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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

Bring out your inner backcountry chef and share your favorite recipes and stories with other community members in the BCMC Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ! The evening is going to be filled with food, fun, community, and some competition! (For Cook-Off Rules click HERE!)

What Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ

WhereJohn Hendry (Trout Lake) Park Pavilion

When July 11, 2017 (6:00PM-9:00PM)

We will have a guest speaker, Kourosh Saysan give a talk on backcountry camping stoves, so be sure to catch him at 6:40 before the contest begins!

Please register for this event as a cooking team, or individual, and reserve extra tickets if you will be bringing guests.

Don't forget to RSVP here, and please read the Cook-Off Contest Rules HERE!

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135 days ago 5 comments Category: Park Huts
I led an operation to test the Cypress Resort's defense perimeter around the Howe Sound Crest backcountry access corridor (BAC). Our group of 7 and another group of 4 also known to us arrived at the designated overnight parking at the north end of lot 3B about 6:45 AM. We gained Cypress Bowl Road from Chippendale Road (reached from the 21ST Street entrance off Hi...
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