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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 November 14th 7:30pm ANZA Club

BCMC Social Event (Doors/Beer@7pm)

Annual General Meeting & Garibaldi Park Speed Traverse

- Mt. Currie to Red Heather on skis in 30h 18m

by Christian Veenstra

 

Join Christian Veenstra as he talks about his dozen-year journey from not even knowing you are supposed to turn when going downhill, to ski traversing Garibaldi Park from North to South, solo, in a single 104 km, 8700 m, 30.3 h 'day'. Since he didn't stop to take photos while linking the Wedge-Currie, Spearhead, McBride and Neve ski traverses instead he'll talk about motivation, training, equipment, route selection and hazard management. Don't worry - there will still be some visuals from training and reconnaissance trips, and geeking-out on GPS track data.

Get your teaser to Chris' adventure here: https://goo.gl/6sb9CG 

The Social Presentation will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, November 14th. 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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Our new advocacy website is open for business. This is a comprehensive platform for grassroots backcountry access advocacy containing detailed information on trails, issues, maps, and government documents. It is open for registration to anyone wishing to contribute. https://backcountrybc.ca We are beginning a soft launch now and will fine tune based on feedback...
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Youtube video of Barry Janyk's Executive Director Presentation given on May 27, 2017 in Penticton, BC.

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