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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 May 9th 7:30pm ANZA Club

BCMC Social Event (Doors/Beer@7pm)

Hobnails and Hemp Rope - Climbing Mountains Like it's 1916 

- with Greg Gransden, Bryan Thompson & Ivan Petrov

In July 2016, as part of the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project, four climbers from Ontario set out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Bugaboo Spire in Bugaboo Provincial Park, BC. Their goal was to camp and climb using only the gear, food and climbing equipment which Conrad Kain and his party used in 1916. The documentary film, "Hobnails and Hemp Rope" tells their story. Filmaker Greg Gransden, Photographer Ivan Petrov and Expedition Leader Bryan Thompson are touring the country as part of Canada 150 to share their experience.

Watch the trailer here: 

The Social Presentation will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, May 9th. 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
Paul Kubik Grade: C3 Start: Fri 28 Apr '17
M:6, C:4, W:0
A mission near Mount Frosty
Shashiraj Shanbhag Grade: A5 Start: Fri 28 Apr '17
M:10, C:5, W:0
Indoor Climbing at Climb Base 5 in Coquitlam - Friday Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm
Alastair Ferries Grade: D3 Start: Sat 29 Apr '17
M:99, C:4, W:3
East of Lillooet Lake - plan is to climb both peaks
Manouane Deschenes Grade: D3 Start: Sat 29 Apr '17
M:4, C:1, W:0
Classic Spearhead Traverse
Candice Ciesla Grade: A0 Start: Sat 29 Apr '17
M:4, C:1, W:0
Looking for club volunteers to the represent BCMC at a display booth, answering basic questions about our club.
Winifred Swatschek Grade: B4 Start: Sun 30 Apr '17
M:8, C:6, W:0
An organizer meeting for those helping with the upcoming Intro Mountaineering course.
Len Soet Grade: B2 Start: Tue 2 May '17
M:8, C:1, W:0
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112 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...
1306 days ago 2 comments Category: Park Huts
Comment by Michael Feller BC Parks began developing a revised master plan for the Spearhead Range some time ago, and solicited public input last year. However, release of the proposed plan has been held up for almost 6 months even though it was apparently written in March of this year. No reason has been given for the delay, but it is rumoured that the new plan ...
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