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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 in September 2019 reached a new milestone of 1,300+ 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
Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, the April BCMC Social is Cancelled
**March 18th - BCMC Cabins are Closed**
**March 18th - All BCMC Trips, Events and Courses are Cancelled until further notice**
Please consult Government Guidelines and updates on Covid-19 here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html  

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of Canadian Health Agencies

  Chris Ludwig - BCMC President 
Tuesday, April 14th BCMC Social Event
Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm
The Mystery Mountain Project
a film by the Canadian EH Society & presentation by Bryan Thompson


In 2018, six climbers from the Canadian EH Society sought to replicate the historic expedition led by BCMC members Don and Phyllis Munday to the Waddington Range in 1926: their first attempt to climb "Mystery Mountain," which today is called Mt. Waddington.  Following the same route as the Mundays and their companions, and using only the same gear, clothing and equipment used in 1926, the team sailed up Bute Inlet and followed the Homathko River Valley in their attempt to reach Mt. Waddington. This epic documentary film, by filmmaker Greg Gransden, tells the story of the intrepid Mundays, and the not-so-intrepid modern climbers who tried to follow in their footsteps!



The Social will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, April 14th. The entrance door will open at 7 pm and we will begin the evening at 7:30 PM with an Update from the Executive. 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 117 people in the hall. Once at capacity we will be forced to turn attendees away. Feel free to grab a drink at the cash bar before the social starts.

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We'd love to hear from you! If you have recently been on an awesome adventure and you would like to do a presentation at one of our socials, please contact us at socials@bcmc.ca

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Posted by chrisl Posted 18.03.2020 13:21 Category: Notices  Tags: covid-19 
All BCMC Trips, Courses and Events Cancelled Until Further Notice
Posted by chrisl Posted 18.03.2020 09:55 Category: Notices  Tags: closure 
March 18th, 2020 - Due to the Covid 19 Situation, all BCMC Cabins Are Closed
Posted by chrisl Posted 16.10.2019 14:23 Category: Notices  Tags: vimff 
BCMC & VIMFF present an evening with climbing legend Jim Donini, plus a screening of On The Verge, climbing in the backcountry of Powell River, BC.
Posted by AllisonCo1 Posted 17.02.2019 15:19 Category: Notices  Tags: vimff 
This is what the schedule is going to look like for volunteers we still need someone for the 23rd and 24th.
Conservation & Parks Issues
978 days ago 13 comments Category: Park Huts
The BCMC has been a long standing/founding member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs and BCMC members form a large portion of FMC committees.  However, many of us now have concerns regarding our continued membership in the FMC.  A great deal has transpired in the background, and I believe it is time to involve and inform the broader membership. This journey beg...
1139 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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