Women's Try Mountaineering group on Mt Olive summit. Photo credit: JohnS.
Monthly Meeting -
(Club Business, Trip Slides, and Presentation)
August 7th Presentation: Joanne Martineau will be presenting on her travels in Patagonia
Patagonia is a sparsely populated region at the southern end of South America, shared by Chile and Argentina. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes Mountains and the deserts, pampas, and grasslands to the east. Patagonia is one of the few regions with coasts on three oceans, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Southern Ocean to the south.
Learn about hiking Patagonia! The incredible landscape of southern Chile and Argentina is known as Patagonia. With mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers much different than ours, it's a beautiful place to hike.
Joanne will have some photos, maps and information on her 3 trips so far to Patagonia. And plans for the next one booked in January 2020. Who knows, you may want to join!
Location: Strathcona Community League (10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3)
- Come and socialize with club members. All are welcome!
- Enter by the ramp on the north side of the building; there is plenty of parking available.
- Doors open at 7:00 p.m., if you would like to help set up chairs and visit for the meeting. meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts, based in Edmonton, Alberta, who organize trips for our members so that we can enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and snow shoeing together.
The club averages around 200 members. There are no special prerequisites to join, and activities are available for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.
The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club (we are not affiliated with MacEwan University) offers a wide range of trips throughout the year, as well as courses, workshops and social events. Trip leaders are volunteers from within the club.
There is a strong emphasis on safety, and some trips require the completion of specific courses, such as Avalanche Skills Training 1, in order to participate. Participants are required to sign a waiver and assumption of risk agreement for each trip.
Members are responsible for assessing their own ability level and choosing trips accordingly.
We have our own house band, the Vibram Souls.
We have a focus on respect and concern for the natural environment.
- GMMC is a member of the Alberta Hiking Association and the Alpine Club of Canada.
- The club is not a commercial enterprise and does not offer guided trips.
- The club is managed by dedicated volunteers.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Promote awareness about the mountains.
2. Provide a medium of access for people to experience the mountain environment.
3. Provide training through courses and workshops related to mountaineering skills.
4. Provide a communication channel for the exchange of trip experiences and ideas.
5. Voice publicly a united stand on public issues of environmental concern.
6. Hold regular executive and general membership meetings.