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 TBD

Club climbing and scrambling festival held at Thunder Valley in the gap.  With Waterton Closer this year we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Thunder Valley.  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 BBQ at racehorse creek campground.  Details to follow.  

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

January 12, 2019

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.  This year we will be having the ice opener at Jensen's Reservoir due to the Waterton Fires this summer.  Jensen's has long been known as a great location for beginners or those wanting to warm up for the ice season.  

-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.