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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 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.

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News: June 18th, 2021 - BCMC COVID Guidelines

Watersprite Lake Hut, Mountain Lake Hut, North Creek Hut and Plummer Hut are now open and can be booked online
Normal Operations Resume for BCMC Trips up to a maximum of 50 Participants
Please follow all Provincial Health Guidelines
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0041-001155


BCMC SOCIAL EVENT Tuesday, October 12

Due to the changes in BC's Health Order, the September and October Socials will be held via zoom.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Click here to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92014455499

Book Launch and Presentation - by Elizabeth Hawkins
Holiday 1909, four members of the BCMC climb to the headwaters of Seymour Creek

Due to the changes in BC's Health Order, the September and October Socials will be held via zoom.

In August of 1909, four members of the BCMC set out to explore and climb around Loch Lomond, the headwaters of the Seymour Creek. 

In August of 1909, four members of the BCMC set out to explore and climb around Loch Lomond, the headwaters of the Seymour Creek. They were Fred Perry, a master tailor, camp cook, and official geologist to the trip, William “Billy” Gray, a cigar-maker’s apprentice who was in charge of the surveying and mapping equipment, Charles “Chappy” Chapman, a printer, photographer and log keeper, and Charles “Old Mac” Macdonald, a ship’s carpenter, sign painter, and artist. Each carried a fifty-pound pack up to Loch Lomond over the remnants of the Burrard Lillooet Cattle Trail, encountering a surprising number of miners and trappers on the way. The four also packed a rifle, surveyor’s sticks and other mapping tools, cameras, and a pie that had been bestowed on them at the start of their trip by a lady friend.

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