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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 October 9th BCMC Social Event


The BCMC Summer Camp Adventures

by Dean Chamberland


Doors @7:00 PM ANZA Club

Social Event @7:30 PM


Dropped at the northern edge of the Pemberton Icefield for 9 days, sixteen strangers worked together and overcame challenging terrain, collapsed bridges over rushing creeks, and seemingly impassable cliffs. After much blood, sweat and fears, they collectively summited every peak in the area and created new friendships in the process. Shins and hands were cut, ankles were sprained, shoes worn out and equipment broken. There were rewards before fate added some final-day drama : hot spring soaking, great food and conversations, and a sold-out farewell concert on the eve of an overdue helicopter extraction when forest fires abruptly threatened the camp. Hear the stories first hand and view the best photos and videos at the October 9th BCMC Social


The Social will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, October 9th. 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 Bar before the social starts.

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