Annual Events are the backbone of our section.  Not only do they provide a way for members to meet, they also provide a great way for the public to determine who we are and what we do. 

Annual Tickfest

2019 June 8th and 9th

Information Package

Club climbing and scrambling festival held at Thunder Valley in the gap.  This is a nice secluded climbing area with routes for beginners and advanced climbers.  Some multi pitch climbs are also available.  For those who'd like to stay overnight we will be doing a group camp at racehorse creek campground.  

Saturday June 9th at 9:00AM we will all meet at the parking lot in the gap.  There are directions to the parking lot listed below.  Right across the road from the parking lot is the trail head to the CPR climbing crag.  The approach is an enjoyable 1hr hike to a quite climbing area under Thunder Mountain. 

Saturday Night we will have a Potluck BBQ at racehorse creek campground. 

Sunday we will have a scramble for those interested.  


Come brush up on your climbing skills, explore a new area and meet new ACC members.  See you all there!

-Climbing and Scrambling open to Alpine Club members

-BBQ/camping open to non-members as well.

-No experience needed.  There will be activities for all. 

-There will be gear to borrow if needed. 

-Registration required.

To register please email Carly with the following info

*Participants Names, ACC member numbers (required), which days you will attend.  


Directions to the Gap parking area

  • Take Hwy 3 west towards the crowsnest pass

  • Turn North on Hwy 22 (Cowboy Trail)

  • Turn West just before the old man river on Tw Rd. 101A

  • Drive west for about a half hour and the parking area is at the big bend in the road right near the river. See map below.


Annual Ice Climbing Opener

Feb 9, 2019

Location: TBD

Getting up your first ice climb can be very intimidating, made even more challenging by the chore of finding a willing partner.  For over a decade, local climbers have congregated early winter, braving unpredictable Chinooks, to drop top ropes and enjoy BBQ burgers. 

Special note: This is the rescheduled event due to warm temperatures in January. The location is still to be determined depending on the weather in February. Location will either be at Jensen’s reservoir or at Quick and Dirty in Waterton. Please follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

-open to Alpine club members. 

-Great event to try ice climbing for the first time or just come watch and visit with other members. 

-What to bring: 

  • hard sole hiking boots, ski boots or climbing boots.

  • Helmet (if you have one)

  • Harness (if you have one)

  • Warm clothing

  • Ice tools/axes (if you have them)

  • Extra Ice tools, harnesses, and helmets will be available if needed.

Annual General Meeting

This is a chance for members to provide input to the section's strategic plans. The AGM is held just before the Fall film fest. 

-open to the general public

-voting requires active membership

-no registration necessary

-dates to be announced.