Konstantin S. climbing Chidambaram 5.12b/c. Little Russia. Photo credit: Bennet B.
Next meeting: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Presentation by Kelly Sloan: Dogsledding Greenland’s Mountain Fjords. Kelly Sloan's outdoor and adventure travel has taken her to many places around the world including the Cordillera Blanca Range in Peru, the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides, the mountains of NW England, the Yorkshire Dales, the Broken Group of Islands, San Juan Islands, Gulf Island, British Virgin Islands, Joshua Tree, the Canadian Rockies, the Yukon, and Alaska. In April 2018, her long-held interest for the far North and all things snowy led her to explore the mountain fjords of a small part of Greenland by dogsled. In remote East Greenland, travelling with local hunters, she learned about the East Greenlandic people and was reminded what connects all humanity: Love of the land, Appreciation for Beauty, Music, Fear of death, Embarrassment, Humor. This presentation includes photographs, stories of her experiences there, logistics about the adventure, and cultural information about the way of life for the East Greenlandic people.
Strathcona Community League 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3
- Come and socialize with club members. All are welcome!
- Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (unless a statutory holiday).
- 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 before the meeting.
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.