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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

Tuesday July 11th 6:00pm TROUT LAKE PARK

BCMC Backcountry Cook-Off Challenge and BBQ   


Compete in a team OR just watch and enjoy (with a burger), and either way, please RSVP here!

Bring out your inner backcountry chef and share your favourite 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

Where: John 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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The official opening of the BCMC's Watersprite Lake Cabin is scheduled for Sunday September 10th, at 1PM
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The UBC Varsity Outdoors Club (VOC) is very excited to be celebrating its centennial year as a club.
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The North Shore Rescue Team is doing a recruiting drive for new members
Upcoming Trips & Events
Russ Ivanov Grade: B-C3 Start: Fri 18 Aug '17
M:4, C:1, W:0
via Disappointment Peak Cleaver, Gerdine Ridge
Dean Chamberland Grade: C3/C4 Start: Fri 18 Aug '17
M:10, C:2, W:0
A car camping trip to the Downton Creek for Seton, Melvin Peak and others
Chris Ludwig Grade: B1 Start: Sat 19 Aug '17
M:99, C:5, W:0
Watersprite Lake Trail Construction - Demon Creek, S1 Clearing, Sign Istallation
Cliff Eschner Grade: B5 Start: Sat 19 Aug '17
M:12, C:12, W:0
Ice Climbing on the Seracs near the lower section of the Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker WA
David Hughes Grade: C2 Start: Mon 21 Aug '17
M:15, C:1, W:6
New Skywalk South trail on East Shoulder of Rainbow Mtn at Whistler
Polina Andreychenko Grade: N/A Start: Tue 22 Aug '17
M:99, C:22, W:0
BBQ and volunteer appreciation. Let's celebrate our volunteers that make up the heart of the BCMC!
Simon Hutton Grade: B And C Start: Sun 27 Aug '17
M:6, C:2, W:1
Trek into Mount Assiniboine Region, do striking day trips from base camp at Lake Magog, return home.
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23 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...
184 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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